City employees should report to work as soon as practical given individual commute considerations. Be prepared to show your City ID to enter the buildings. Due to biohazard and safety issues, do not enter the Plaza.
Downtown employers in the area surrounding Frank Ogawa Plaza are encouraged to have employees report to work.
Media Briefing Scheduled for 9:00 am. City officials are conducting a walk-through of Frank Ogawa Plaza this morning to assess the condition of the Plaza and downtown following the enforcement activities related to the Occupy Oakland demonstration.
This morning at 4:30 am, the Oakland Police Department began
enforcement of the “Notice of Violations and Demand to Cease Violations” issued
on Friday, October 21, to persons staying overnight in Frank Ogawa Plaza related
to the Occupy Oakland demonstration.
As a result of the police enforcement occurring at Frank Ogawa Plaza this morning, the City of Oakland is advising downtown employers to
consider having employees delay their arrival downtown this morning until further notice. City employees are also advised to delay their arrival.
The Oakland Police Department placed 2nd among SWAT teams in the recently completed Urban Shield 2011 Training Exercise.
In its 5th year, Urban Shield is the nation’s premiere tactical training exercise competition that tests the capabilities of first responders. The event is hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and has obtained international recognition with representatives coming as far away as Israel and Jordan.
The Oakland Redevelopment Agency (ORA) has created an innovative program to combat graffiti on private property along neighborhood commercial corridors while providing young adults with training opportunities. Initially launched in the Coliseum and Central City East Redevelopment Areas, the Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) has proven so successful that the Agency is now expanding the program to three additional Redevelopment Areas.
This afternoon, City Administrator Deanna J. Santana announced that she has appointed Howard A. Jordan as Interim Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department, effective immediately. This appointment comes with all authority, responsibility, and accountability of the Chief of Police.