Tuesday Must Read: Oakland Has a History of Hiring and Then Ignoring Consultants; Councilmembers Urge Residents to Show Up At Tonight’s Meeting

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1.The Oakland City Council is slated to debate a controversial contract tonight for William Bratton, the former head of the New York and Los Angeles police departments, but the Trib notes that the city has a history of hiring consultants and then ignoring their recommendations. In fact, the city previously hired two members of Bratton’s team to advise the Oakland Police Department, and then failed to implement several of their proposals. Mayor Jean Quan, who is pushing for the Bratton contract, has already said that the city will not adopt one of Bratton’s favorite police tactics — stop and frisk.

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