Oakland City Council Goes Back to Work

We turn now from the state budget crisis to one closer to home. The Oakland Tribune has welcomed the City Council back from vacation with a grim assessment of the job before them: cutting some $50 million from the budget; finding a new city administrator; ducking subpoenas from the FBI’s probe into Edgerlygate; implementing a whistleblower-protection program for city employees; auditing the city’s hiring practices; and passing an anti-nepotism ordinance. But at least they’re not running Lehman Brothers.

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