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Dueling groups decry huge Oakland budget as efforts to close the gap heat up

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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An assortment of progressive groups calling itself the Oakland People’s Budget Coalition urged the city to keep critical funding for the arts, housing, and police oversight on Wednesday as the city works to balance its spending plan. When that group was done with its event, a smaller group connected to an effort to recall Mayor Sheng Thao, the Coalition for Community Engagement, gave its own presentation, in which speakers lambasted the administration’s moves to close the budget gap as “fiscally irresponsible” — chief among them, the move to sell the...

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