The Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) today released a report on the status of investigations into Occupy Oakland-related demonstrations. Occupy Oakland has given rise to the largest influx of complaints the Police Department has ever had on one event or series of events. Chief Jordan upholds high level of accountability for misconduct. more »
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with the City of Oakland to upgrade 241 City-owned streetlight fixtures in four areas of East Oakland: major thoroughfares at Seminary Avenue and International Boulevard, International Boulevard near 98th Avenue, MacArthur Boulevard near 73rd Avenue, and International Boulevard near 73rd Avenue. The areas were selected based on public safety considerations and community input. The older, high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights will be changed out with new, energy-efficient, light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. The new streetlights will provide brighter, more natural light to help improve public safety and lower the City’s energy costs.
“Good lighting is an important element of an environment that enhances safety and is a fundamental concept in crime prevention; PG&E’s supportive role in these lighting improvements highlights a second fundamental concept – community involvement,” stated Chief Howard A. Jordan. more »
Oakland, CA — On October 3, 2012, the Alameda County District Attorney’s
Office charged Oakland residents Richard Nguyen and Reyona Lampkin with three
counts of second-degree robbery in connection with the Pave Jewelry Store
robbery. more »
The City of Oakland will suspend administrative and other City services for a business closure day on Monday, October 8.
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. more »
Oakland, CA — On Thursday, Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan, City
Administrator Deanna Santana, Mayor Jean Quan and community leaders held a
press conference to discuss the recent increase in homicides. more »
Code for America announced today that the City of Oakland has been selected to participate in the 2013 Code for America program. Code for America connects forward-thinking cities with top talent from the tech industry to develop reusable civic technology. Partnering cities will not only solve a critical problem using technology, but also help cultivate the next generation of tech-savvy, civic leaders. more »
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Friday the hiring of Sean Maher as her communications director. Maher, a Bay Area native, worked as a reporter at the Bay Area News Group for more than four years before joining the Mayor’s office, writing for most of that time for the Oakland Tribune. He takes on the role previously held by the Mayor’s long-time colleague, collaborator and friend, Sue Piper, who retired in September. more »