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Re: “No-Bid $300,000 Contract for Oakland's Department of Violence Prevention Consultant Put on Hold

With the city council's poor record on contract negotiation it would be prudent to share the contract with the full city council to ensure that all members are comfortable with the terms of the contract before it is put forward.

Posted by alphie noakes on 02/14/2018 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Police 911 Comms Center Is Still Understaff and Still Doesn't Answer Calls in Time

Now this story is getting interesting, if I understand the city minutes on this subject, posted here ..…|Text|Attachments|&Search=911+chp

Oakland city council accepted $163,470 + $16,530 from CalOES to purchase and install the GIS mapping equipment. But if they accepted the money from CalOES, and yet the calls from cell phones are still being routed via the CHP, where did the money for the equipment go ?
Surely the city auditor would be able to share this insight.

Posted by alphie noakes on 02/13/2018 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Town Business: Oakland Police 911 Comms Center Is Still Understaff and Still Doesn't Answer Calls in Time

In this day and age of telecommunications there is no excuse for routing 911 calls from cell phones to another city

Posted by alphie noakes on 02/13/2018 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Oakland Desperately Needs a New City Auditor

Thank you for providing insight into the process Len.

I work for a publicly traded company and the auditors are a very important part of our financial compliance. I had always wondered why local government often struggles with overspend on projects and no accountability. This article has provided some insight into how an inept auditor can facilitate this behavior, and how hard it can be to challenge the status quo.

Posted by alphie noakes on 01/30/2018 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Oakland City Council Should Censure Desley Brooks

Why isn't this Brooks person dismissed immediately. If any one of us assaulted someone while acting in our professional capacity, which resulted in our employer having to pay $3M in damages, we would be fired within days. Why is this Brooks person any different ?

Posted by alphie noakes on 01/19/2018 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Town Business: Regulating Tenant Move Out Agreements, and a New Library Parcel Tax Proposed

I would not be in favor of a parcel tax because yet again the property owners in Oakland are being asked to subsidize the local services that are used by all residents. I would be in favor of a sales tax increase to support public libraries, that way all residents who do business in Oakland would contribute to the social services.

Posted by alphie noakes on 01/08/2018 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Oakland Schools Grapple with Another Financial Crisis

Who reviews all these outside contracts and approves them for payment, surely there is a name on the contract and that name bears responsibility.

Posted by alphie noakes on 11/29/2017 at 6:36 AM

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