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Tag: Jean Quan

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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November 8, 2011 | 1:08 pm

Jean Quan Statement Cites Occupy Oakland’s Economic Cost to City, Calls for “Dialogue”

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Mayor Jean Quan released the following statement today related to Occupy Oakland, highlighting the economic cost to the city and calling for the protesters to negotiate for a “peaceful resolution.” Oakland is a city of the 99% and last Wednesday’s peaceful demonstrations showed support for the broad goals of creating job and reducing income inequality. […]

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Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

November 7, 2011 | 3:30 pm

Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious week-and-a-half. Her approval rating has tanked in the wake of her ambivalent handling of the Occupy Oakland protests, and she has managed to pull off the neat political trick of alienating both those primarily concerned with law and order (like the police) and those siding with […]

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Audio/Video: Jean Quan Booed as She Tries to Speak at Occupy Oakland; Quan’s Statement of Apology

October 28, 2011 | 8:49 am

Audio/Video: Jean Quan Booed as She Tries to Speak at Occupy Oakland; Quan’s Statement of Apology

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Our reporter Andrew Stelzer was at the Occupy Oakland General Assembly last night interviewing one of the protesters when Jean Quan showed up. He talked to her briefly as she attempted to get in line to address the crowd during the public comments section of the meeting. “Her arrival was met with loud and boisterous […]

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