Articles tagged with: Jean Quan
Bay Area voters will confront a lengthy list of local measures, including measures to cut city workers’ pensions and benefits in San Francisco and San Jose, and more than 70 different tax increases and bond measures to benefit cash-strapped local governments, in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Voters in Oakland will also choose from a long list of candidates to replace Mayor Ron Dellums, in a race where results could be delayed because of the new voting system in use.
And some East Bay and South Bay voters will help decide a Congressional race that could potentially swing control of the House to Republicans, currently in the minority in both houses of Congress.
(7/14) — UPDATED 15:25 PDT — OAKLAND — City Council members Rebecca Kaplan and Jean Quan are coming under fire for intervening in a Downtown Oakland confrontation between police and protesters last Thursday after the verdict was announced in the trial for former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle.
Police are investigating the two mayoral candidates as part of an ongoing civil unrest probe into the July 8 events. Kaplan and Quan say they were there to keep the demonstrations peaceful and calm a tense situation that escalated after nightfall.
As a thousand people gathered to mourn the loss of four fallen police officers in East Oakland Tuesday evening, politicians present called for more community involvement, quality education for youth and parole reform.
The “Hope and Healing” vigil organized by the city of Oakland, which lasted a little over an hour, included remembrances by politicians, pastors, youth groups, and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
The battle over a coveted parking spot near City Hall between Oakland City councilmembers Jean Quan and Desley Brooks came down to a coin toss Tuesday — ending a dilemma that caused eye rolling throughout the city.
After the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross broke news that a months long battle had been brewing over who would get to park in former Councilmember Henry Chang’s old spot on 14th Street near the City Hall side entrance, city officials have been bombarded with e-mails asking why time and money — including the services of the City Attorney who issued a five-page ruling on the topic — was being spent on petty parking politics.