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1. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has voluntarily slashed her pay by 25 percent as the city grapples with a projected $40 million budget deficit, the Chron reports. Quan’s new annual salary will be $137,000 — that’s about $46,000 a year less than what Ron Dellums made. “We are going into some very, very tough times, and I wanted to lead the way,” Quan told the newspaper. “I don’t ask people to do what I’m not willing to do.” It should be noted that most Oakland police officers now make more money than Quan, plus the new mayor contributes 8 percent to her pension plan, while cops are still refusing to do so.