Oakland City Council Goes Back to Work

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We turn now from the state budget crisis to one closer to home. The Oakland Tribune has welcomed the City Council back from vacation with a grim assessment of the job before them: cutting some $50 million from the budget; finding a new city administrator; ducking subpoenas from the FBI's probe into Edgerlygate; implementing a whistleblower-protection program for city employees; auditing the city's hiring practices; and passing an anti-nepotism ordinance. But at least they're not running Lehman Brothers.

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