Dellums Gets Ready to Face the Music

After a Finance Department report noted that Oakland’s revenues may be as much as $38 million less than estimated, Mayor Ron Dellums has ordered a total review of the budget in order to figure out just what the city’s financial situation is. The Council is expected to deal with this shortfall when it returns in September. Meanwhile, Deborah Edgerly, the disgraced city administrator whose office was responsible for estimating the budget, is busy trying to figure out how to spend her pension. How about a pleasant Caribbean cottage in a country without an extradition treaty?

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