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.
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