The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission is pleased to announce the mayoral appointment of Eddie Tejeda as a new Commissioner on its seven-member board. Mr. Tejeda was appointed by Mayor Jean Quan and confirmed by the City Council on January 22, 2013. He is a self-described civic technologist who has devoted his career to building technologies to help civic institutions become more transparent, ethical, and efficient. Mr. Tejeda recently co-founded OpenOakland, a group of developers, designers, and organizers working to bring innovative solutions to Oakland governance. He is a former Code for America fellow for the city of New Orleans and a graduate of Hampshire College.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland City Council vote on the Strategic Policy Partnership contract, which includes the consulting services of Bill Bratton, was approved by a 7-1 vote at about 2:10 a.m., with an amendment emphasizing that whatever policies follow from the consulting will not permit any racial profiling.
The Oakland City Council vote on the Strategic Policy Partnership contract, which includes the consulting services of Bill Bratton, was approved by a 7-1 vote at about 2:10 a.m., with an amendment emphasizing that whatever policies follow from the consulting will not permit any racial profiling. Over the past week, both police Chief Howard Jordan and Mayor Jean Quan had stated clearly and strenuously that racial profiling will not be tolerated in the police department.
Oakland, CA — At 6:22pm this evening, an Oakland Police Department
undercover officer was working within the 1700 block of Seminary Avenue on
follow-up reconnaissance regarding a recent shooting connected to the area. While
in the area, the officer was accosted by three armed men; during the physical confrontation,
and before nearby uniformed officers could respond, the officer suffered a non-life
threatening gunshot wound to the arm
When it comes to public safety, Oakland deserves and needs the best. Whether it’s strengthening
the police force, improving community partnerships, or bolstering prevention strategies we use to
fight crime, the bottom line remains the same: we must always work toward and demand the
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day national holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.
Oakland, CA — This week the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged
Lamar Eric Webster, 21, with one count of murder and two counts of attempted
murder in connection with the homicide of Eddiebo Rodriguez, age 20, that
occurred on January 11, 2013, in the 3400 block of West Street.