Videos of her political positions are here.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Eastmont Town Center
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Oakland, CA 94605
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According to her website, Brooks is originally from New Orleans and moved to Oakland in 1989 via Seattle. Brooks has a JD from University of Seattle University and a BA in Political Science from University of Washington. Previous positions include Chief of Staff to Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson;Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration & Naturalization Service; Assistant District Council with the Department of Housing & Urban Development; Staff Attorney with the Washington State Legislature; and Public Defender with Northwest Defenders.
Desley Brooks is a vegetarian.
See voter information from 2002 from League of Women Voters.
In 2007, Desley Brooks was quoted as saying she was against Measure Y. Is she still against it?
Priorities During Tenure:
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Internal issues with other Councilmembers
Joint Powers Authority Committee
Auditor's Report see Ruby Report
Grand Jury Report
see Grand Jury Report. Because of this report, Council President Pat Kernighan has called for a special City Council meeting for July 25th to discuss possible censure of Brooks. She believes this will restore the public trust in government.1
Fundraising: In D6, according to reports. Brooks (Raised $9,959 Cash-on-hand $29,616), Nosakhare raised $20,226, Johnson raised $8,782.
Black Young Democrats, East Bay (source)
OTHER POSITIONS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
Links and References
- Artz, Matthew. "Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks may face censure vote." Oakland Tribune: July 11, 2013.
- Kuruvila, Matthai. "D.A.: Too late for charges in Desley Brooks case." San Francisco Chronicle: June 26, 2013. (re: auditor's report)
- Artz, Matthew "Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks has violated campaign disclosure rules for past decade" Oakland Tribune: August 23, 2012