Jean Quan, our city council representative, seems to be picking up the torch for Claudia Albano – the city coordinator who has been actively supporting and nurturing Oakland’s neighborhood watch groups.
Yesterday we reported on the uproar surrounding the firing of Albano and re-assignment of Felicia Verdin. It didn’t make any sense to Montclarions and others who develop grass-roots neighborhood groups.
Apparently Albano will interview for another city position next week. We’re still not sure whether she will continue to be in the driver’s seat regarding neighborhood services.
Quan clearly wants to push the matter, even though the City Council is limited in its authority. She said “We are concerned that some front line services may be cut by the reorganization. I expect there will be more discussion between the Mayor, Administrator and Council over the next two weeks.”
Here’s the full, uncut response from Representative Quan this morning.