City issues preliminary cost estimate for Occupy Oakland-related expenses

on November 4, 2011

The Oakland City Administrator’s office issued a release on Friday containing estimated city costs related to the Occupy Oakland protests. The personnel cost estimates are only through October 28, 2011, a time period that concludes before this week’s strike and late night protest. According to the release, these are preliminary estimates and could change over time.

The costs are estimated to total $1,002,000, which include:

$700,000 in overtime personnel costs, and $70,000 in hard costs, for the Oakland Police Department staff.

$28,000 in overtime personnel costs for the Public Works Agency staff, and $70,000 in hard costs for Public Works Agency.

$9,000 in overtime personnel costs for the Information Technology staff, and $100,000 for security improvements to the police department’s website.

$25,000 for glass replacement due to damage done to plaza buildings on November 2.

You can see Oakland North’s complete coverage of Occupy Oakland here. 


4 Comments

  1. Andreas on November 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    $100,000 for security improvements to the PD’s website? Seriously?

    That sounds like somebody close to the department got a pretty sweet deal.



  2. Alexander on November 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    As a web developer, I have to echo what Andreas says — what on earth cost a hundred grand?



  3. James Huber on November 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    So that’s what $25,000 for glass replacement and $977,000 for the city’s overreaction?



  4. KNUTTY on November 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    There’s one glaring inaccurate figure posted in the “expense” breakdown.

    The city sure knows how to spend taxpayer money, that is clear.

    The 25k to fix some broken glass? NO WAY~!



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