Monday Must Read: Oakland Won’t Have to Pay $15 Million Judgment; UC Berkeley Cracks Down on Bicyclists

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1. The city of Oakland has won its appeal in the Measure Y legal case, meaning it likely will not have to pay a potential $15 million judgment. An appellate court ruled unanimously on Friday that the city did not misspend Measure Y funds, thereby overturning a lower-court decision, the Chron and Trib report. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Oakland gadfly Marleen Sacks, who claimed that Oakland misappropriated funds by using millions in Measure Y money to recruit, hire, and train new cops to replace those who were transferred to community policing positions. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch had agreed with Sacks, and ordered the city to repay those funds to the Measure Y account, a potential hit of about $15 million on the city’s general fund. But the appellate court ruled that Sacks and Roesch were wrong, and what the city did was legal.

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