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Mayor Dellums’ first crisis

By hmacdonald
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at 2:35 pm in General, Oakland, Oakland City Council, Ron Dellums.

In a development that surprised no one, the police union today declared that contract negotiations with city officials had reached an impasse. The city hasn’t responded yet, but the dispute isn’t expected to be resolved for at least a year after arbitration.

That could put a serious crimp in Police Chief Wayne Tucker’s plan to radically reorganize the department in accordance with Mayor Ron Dellums’ demand for real community policing.

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