Wednesday Must Read

Today’s stories that you shouldn’t miss:

1. Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums cast a rare tie-breaking vote last night in a decision that will protect the city’s public campaign financing program, the Trib reports. The council had deadlocked 4-4 on a proposal to use $100,000 from the program to fund additional outreach for ranked choice voting, the new voting format that goes into effect this year. Dellums noted that the city is already funding voting outreach through its general fund in partnership with Alameda County.

2. The Oakland school district put the teacher who prompted a parent strike on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation, the Trib and Chron report. The district said it received a new complaint about the Lazear Elementary school teacher that he allegedly grabbed a student by the collar, leaving marks on his neck. Last week, parents pulled their kids out of the school to protest the teacher, who they say has been abusive to children.

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