.Wednesday Must Read: Oakland Names New City Administrator; Brown Promises New Budget

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The Oakland City Council unanimously confirmed Mayor Jean Quan’s nomination of Deanna Santana to be the new permanent city administrator, the Trib and Chron report. Santana had been a deputy city manager in San Jose, and formerly worked in Oakland city government. She is to begin August 1, and will replace interim city manager P. Lamont Ewell.

2. The City of Oakland and its police and firefighters’ unions still have not reached a deal on contract concessions, the Chron reports. The city is asking the two unions for about $21.7 million in givebacks, and then hopes that other city unions will agree to about $7 million in concessions to help Oakland close its $56 million budget deficit. Under the city charter, the city council must pass a balanced budget by June 30, leaving a little more than a week to reach deals with the unions.


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