Friday, September 12, 2008

Chip Johnson Goes on the Hunt Again

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:44 AM

Lots of good stuff in Chip Johnson's column today about Oakland's impending financial crisis. The highlight: in order to resolve the city's $50 million deficit all city departments will have to cut costs by fifteen percent across the board. That's a lotta layoffs comin', and a lot of services Oakland won't see again in a long time. In addition, he pisses on city councilmembers for letting former city administrator boost their expense accounts to $750,000, and grumbles that Kitty Kelly Epstein, Ron Dellums' "senior education aide," earns $72,000 a year for doing next to nothing. (We'll back that right here and now, having never had much use for Epstein.) Finally, while complaining about the city's $1.2 million travel budget, Johnson slaps councilwoman Desley Brooks for billing the city $2,700 to attend a Congressional Black Caucus conference. Hey, isn't that the same Desley Brooks who just sued Johnson for libel and defamation of character? The man has no fear.

Author Archives

Most Popular Stories

Best of the East Bay

2020

© 2021 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation