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Oaklandside Editor On Local Election Shake-Ups And Police Accountability

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CORRECTION: The audio for this interview states that one Oakland measure would institute a $1,000 fine on illegal dumping. It would, in fact, remove a $1,000 limit from the Oakland City Charter for fines that violate city ordinances, such as illegal dumping.

Oakland voted on a number of local measures on Tuesday. It appears they have all passed, including ones that would remove a fine limit on illegal dumping, strengthen the police oversight commission, and lower the voting age on school board elections. Plus, four Oakland districts voted for city council and school board members.

"I do think we're seeing the consolidation of really decades of activism by people concerned about police accountability."

In this interview, Darwin BondGraham, news editor at The Oaklandside, shares what he’s following post election. Click the play button above to listen.

This interview was produced with help from Marissa Ortega-Welch and Sonia Narang. 


Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.