The Great Contradiction of 2014 

Some candidates for mayor of Oakland contend that the city is in dire financial shape — but they also want to spend more than $150 million to hire 200 to 300 new cops.

Two of the hottest issues in the 2014 Oakland mayoral campaign likely will be the city's budget and the size of its police force. In fact, some candidates have already criticized Mayor Jean Quan on these issues, contending that the city is…

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