Wednesday Must Read: Russo May Resign; Oakland Schools Prepare for Massive Layoffs

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Oakland City Attorney John Russo, who has been publicly feuding with the mayor and the city council recently, is considering resigning his post in April, the Bay Citizen reports, citing anonymous sources. Russo has reportedly been telling friends and colleagues that he’s ready to step down. Russo has been upset about Mayor Jean Quan’s decision to appoint her longtime friend, Oakland attorney Dan Siegel, as her unpaid legal advisor, and he’s had sharp disagreements with the city council over plans to tax and regulate large medical cannabis grows. Russo is said to be eyeing a run for state Assembly in 2012. Councilwoman Jane Brunner is expected to run for Russo’s seat if he quits.

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