police commission



Stop Talking about Looting

Cartoon by Steve Sack Minneapolis Star Tribune Got your attention, eh? So am I pro-looting or anti? Is that a stupid question or what–no, I’m…


The Police Commission, Rumors & a Tale of Two Cities

In any case, the way you, dear voter, responded to the mayor’s assertions about the Police Commission probably had more to do with where you live and/or what color you are-or how carefully you digest local news-than anything else. We still live in a divided city even including the added complexities of gentrification.



A Tale of Two Budgets

After last night’s meeting and yesterday’s actions by the mayor and city administrator, I think an addition to this blog is necessary. Please scroll down…





My State of the City Address

Last week the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club hosted a panel discussion called “Deconstructing Oakland Politics.” We talked a lot about the lack of leadership shown…