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Tag: Jean Quan

June 27, 2012 | 1:36 pm

Jean Quan Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Incorrect 100-Blocks Data, Defends Strategy

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Here’s Jean Quan’s statement today acknowledging that the 100-blocks crime plan she repeatedly touted as reducing violent crime was based on incorrect data. Quan says: I was given incorrect data last year regarding areas with a high concentration of homicides in our city. I have been using that data to describe the 100 Blocks Initiative. […]

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Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

June 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

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Oakland officials are acknowledging that Mayor Jean Quan’s “one-hundred block” crime-fighting plan miscalculated where most violent crime in the city takes place. Quan has been saying that 90 percent of the crime in Oakland takes place in 100 blocks, and that the city is focusing police and other city services on those blocks. On Wednesday […]

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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]

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January 26, 2012 | 11:06 am

Heated City Council Budget Meeting in Oakland; Video

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The Oakland City Council is considering ways to close a $28 million-dollar-a-year budget gap as it faces the loss of redevelopment funds Feb. 1. The meeting was halted for a half-hour when Occupy Oakland protesters stormed the chambers and shouted at councilmembers. But the proceedings got heated even before that, as many city employees vented […]

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January 25, 2012 | 5:54 pm

Panel Discussion on Jean Quan Recall

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I don’t think I’m stretching it when I say things seem to have gotten pretty out hand for an elected official politically when the media, academia and the League of Women Voters are getting together to hold a nice little panel discussion on removing her from office before her term is up, and before the […]

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Jean Quan “Corrects the Public Record” on Keeping Port Open

December 28, 2011 | 2:11 pm

Jean Quan “Corrects the Public Record” on Keeping Port Open

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The Port of Oakland, you may recall, was shut down in November during the Occupy Oakland general strike, and also briefly a couple of weeks ago during another protest. Last week, after the Oakland City Council tabled a resolution calling for a hardline approach to keeping the port open, Mayor Jean Quan caused a bit […]

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The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

December 21, 2011 | 8:55 am

The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

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The race is on between two groups trying to recall Oakland mayor Jean Quan. On Monday, the city attorney said it was legal for two recall efforts to proceed independently of each other. (Read pdf of the legal opinion here.) One of the efforts is led by former mayoral candidate Greg Harland, who says Quan […]

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Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

November 17, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious five weeks, even her diminishing contingent of supporters would agree. In fact, cataloguing her recent woes is no small task: Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigns Police and Occupy Demonstrators Clash in Oakland Occupy Oakland: Jean Quan ‘I don’t know everything’ Mayor Jean Quan Apologizes to […]

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November 11, 2011 | 3:47 pm

Mayor Jean Quan Asks Religious Leaders For Help Disbanding Occupy Oakland Camp

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KQED’s Caitlin Esch was in Oakland today, capping this week’s Occupy Oakland developments. In the wake of last night’s fatal shooting near the encampment, the tent camp — and how to deal with it — was the focus of a prayer breakfast this morning with religious and community leaders. Dozens of interfaith religious leaders joined […]

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Quan Meets With Encampment Members, Says ‘Consensus is Camp Must Move’; Councilmembers Shouted Down at Press Conference

November 9, 2011 | 2:46 pm

Quan Meets With Encampment Members, Says ‘Consensus is Camp Must Move’; Councilmembers Shouted Down at Press Conference

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KQED News intern Vinnee Tong was at the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza today when Jean Quan showed up, along with Sharon Cornu, Deputy Mayor for Community & Governmental Relations. Quan said she was there to talk to people informally. Vinnee Tong did not see any police accompanying the pair. About a dozen […]

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