Monday Must Reads: Oakland Council Nears Budget Compromise; Public Employees Make Bank on Pension Perk

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1. The Oakland City Council is closing in on a budget compromise after Councilmembers Desley Brooks, Larry Reid, and Noel Gallo released a revised proposal late last week that included funding for eleven new civilian positions in the police department, the Trib reports. A budget proposal from Council President Pat Kernighan, backed by Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, wanted funding for fifteen civilian positions. The two sides also must reach agreement on whether to continue paying for CHP patrols in the city or set aside funds for raises for non-sworn employees. The council is scheduled to vote on the budget this Thursday. Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Kalb, and Lynette Gibson-McElhaney are also working on a proposal.

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