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Real Oakland Administrative Reform (ROAR)

City Attorney, City Auditor propose critical government reform package

In July, 2008, City Attorney John Russo and City Auditor Courtney Ruby proposed a package of administrative reforms to make city government more accountable, transparent and effective for the taxpayers of Oakland.

Along with City Councilmember Patricia Kernighan and City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente, the City Attorney and the City Auditor called for five good government initiatives in a package called Real Oakland Administrative Reform, or ROAR.

ROAR Initiatives:

1. Whistleblower protection ordinance - sponsored by De La Fuente and Kernighan - PASSED by the City Council on September 16, 2008.

2. Anti-nepotism ordinance - sponsored by De La Fuente - PASSED by the City Council on November 18, 2008

3. Reform of personnel department procedures to reduce taxpayer liability - APPROVED by the City Administrator or implemented through improved customs and practices by staff

4. Reform of records management practices and creation of a new records reform group -STALLED

Records Retention Schedule

5. Employee ethics program - APPROVED by the City Administrator

 

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