Friends: In an effort to blunt the very strong support the Oakland Police Officers Association is giving my campaign for City Attorney, Barbara Parker has gotten another surrogate, former Oakland Police Chief Wayne Tucker, to sign another attack email. Tucker’s email questions my leadership on public safety in Oakland. I certainly understand why Wayne Tucker [...]
Response from Jane Brunner to an email by Libby Schaaf and Pat Kernighan called “The Truth Matters”.
Despite the protestations of Appointed City Attorney Barbara Parker, the facts remain that the City Attorney’s office is actively soliciting donations from law firms she has awarded work to and to law firms that are suing the city. Unlike every other Department in Oakland City Government, the appointed City Attorney allocates the millions of dollars [...]
My opponent’s campaign for City Attorney has received over 28% of her campaign contributions from attorneys at law firms that are receiving contracts from the City of Oakland! That’s ‘Pay to Play’ and it’s wrong! Outside attorneys who receive contracts from the City Attorney’s office are the key financial contributors to my opponent’s campaign. In [...]
I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has endorsed my campaign for City Attorney. In their announcement, Barry Donelan, President of OPOA, stated that “Jane Brunner is Oakland Police Officers’ choice for City attorney. She is experienced at analyzing complex issues and cutting through bureaucracy to get things done. In America’s 4th most dangerous city, our police and our citizens need leaders like Jane Brunner who are experienced problem solvers.”
I look forward to working with the police union and community activists to make sure our City is safe. I am honored to have the OPOA’s endorsement.
Oakland has taken the lead in what we hope will become a national movement to level the playing field between bailed out banks and struggling cities. On July 3, 2012, the Oakland City Council unanimously passed my motion to instruct the Oakland City Administrator to terminate a toxic financial derivative called an “interest rate swap” between Oakland and Goldman Sachs within 60 days and without termination fees or penalties. If Goldman Sachs refuses, then Oakland will stop doing business with Goldman Sachs for future transactions.
$1 Billion Dollar Development: On Tuesday night, June 19th, the Oakland City Council passed my motion to approve an historic agreement with private developers, California Capital and Investment Group and ProLogis for the $1 Billion development of a major logistics center at the site of the former Oakland Army Base, adjacent to the Port of [...]
The City Council is in the midst of approving the mid-cycle budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1st. The good news is that City revenues are finally growing, because receipts from sales and business taxes are expanding. This gives the City some flexibility in spending decisions for the first time in many years. Over the last ten years, the City [...]
Why I am Running for City Attorney I have been a practicing Attorney for over 25 years. Now I am running for Oakland City Attorney because I want to make the City Attorney’s Office work for Oakland residents and businesses. The City Attorney’s Office has been remarkably mis-managed. It currently costs Oakland taxpayers over $32 [...]