Tag Archives: Measure Y

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a Tuesday, January 22 City Council meeting that contracting with police consultant group Strategic Policy Partnerships for $250,000 will help reduce Oakland's rise in violent crime.

City Council OK’s hiring law enforcement consultants including ex-LAPD chief William Bratton

The City Council on Tuesday night voted in a slew of programs aimed at reducing violent crime in Oakland, including hiring a police consulting firm for $250,000, contracting with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, hiring...
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As reported shootings rise, analyzing gun violence, and its effect on young people, in Oakland

Scid Howard III grew up on the streets of East Oakland, so he knows what it’s like to be a teenager in a city where some young people are lost forever to gun violence and...
Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 7), left, talks about funding Measure Y at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

City council debates funding for violence prevention programs

Violence prevention programs funded by Measure Y are working, according to a report presented at the Oakland City Council meeting on Tuesday night. But not well enough, councilmembers and speakers from the public responded.
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Oakland City Council hears report on problem-solving officers at Tuesday’s meeting

Limited staffing and budget constraints hamper Oakland’s recently reinstated problem-solving officers, Deputy Chief Eric Breshears said in a report presented to the City Council Tuesday. Breshears said the police department is optimistic about the program...
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2010 in Oakland: The year’s biggest stories

2010 was a tumultuous year for Oakland as both the city and state faced a heated election season, the courts weighed the validity of controversial measures passed during previous elections, and the effects of the...

Measure BB preserves tax, enhances safety services

After an election season filled with debate over Oakland’s public safety funding woes, voters passed Measure BB Tuesday by a two-thirds majority. The measure’s approval means the city will continue collecting parking and property taxes...
Larry Benson, left, and other leaders of the Golden Gate neighborhood community policing group met Wednesday night to discuss neighborhood problems.

With fewer officers, Oakland’s policing strategy changes

Since the layoff of 80 police officers, Oakland’s policing strategy has changed, and neighborhood safety groups are grappling with how to react. The Oakland Police Department plans to focus more on emergencies and less on...