City of Irvine, Russo recognition, September 2020

City of Irvine, COVID19 Public Crisis Message, March 2020

Introducing Oakland’s Neighborhood Law Corps, 2002

Published Articles

2001-2010 articles authored by, or written about John Russo during his terms as an elected official.

  • “Oakland Must Face Its Pension Debts Now,” Oakland Tribune and Bay Citizen, December 30, 2010 
  • “Oakland is Not Your Amusement Park,” Bay Citizen, July 16, 2010
  • “Oakland Gang Injunction is a Chance to Save Lives,” San Francisco Chronicle and the Globe by City Attorney Russo and Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts, May 26, 2010
  • “It’s Time to Regulate & Tax Cannabis in California,” SF Gate, Sacramento Bee, The Oakland Tribune, April 27, 2010 
  • “City Attorney Cracks Down on Blood Sport,” OakBook, October 28, 2009
  • “Burdened Courts Should Hold Lawyers Feet to Fire,” The Recorder, October 23, 2009 
  • “Oakland Must Reform its Record Keeping,” by City Attorney John Russo and City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Oakland Tribune, October 21, 2009
  • “Ruling Will Help Hold Public Employees Accountable for their Work,” Daily Journal, March 23, 2009 
  • “Oakland En Una Encrucijada,” Vision Hispana, February 28, 2009  
  • “Creating the Oakland that Should Be,” Oakland Tribune, February 23, 2009 
  •  “Crime Is Down in Oakland as Police Presence Increased,” Oakland Tribune, June 30, 2009
  •  “La Proposición 8 Estuvo Del Lado Equivocado De La Historia,” Vision Hispana, December 7, 2008
  • “Proposition 8 Was on the Wrong Side of History,” Oakland Tribune, December 2, 2008 
  • “La Policía Quiere Que Le Paguen Por Vestirse,” Vision Hispana, November 1, 2008 
  • “Police’s Lawsuit Against Oakland Is Shameful,” Oakland Tribune, October 22, 2008
  • “Oakland Necesita Mejorar El Manejo De Sus Archives,” with Courtney Ruby, Vision Hispana, July 12, 2008
  • “Oakland Needs Better Handle On Its Records,” with Courtney Ruby, Oakland Tribune, July 7, 2008
  • “Cómo Poner Más Policías En Las Calles De Oakland,” Vision Hispana, June 14, 2008
  • “How To Put More Police On Oakland Streets,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2008
  • “No Al Rocío Pesticida En El Area De La Bahía,” Vision Hispana, April 26, 2008
  • “Don’t Spray First and Ask Questions Later,” Oakland Tribune, April 21, 2008
  • “Embargos Ocasionan Desalojos Ilegales en La Ciudad de Oakland,” Vision Hispana, March 29, 2009
  • “Foreclosures Bring Illegal Evictions to Oakland,” The Globe, Volume 5, Issue 2 
  • “How to Protect Californians from Predatory Lending,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 2007
  • “Protection Needed from Predatory Lending,” Oakland Tribune, October 19, 2007
  •  “Referendum Committee Leaders Failed the Public,” Oakland Tribune, March 29, 2007
  • “Voters Need Protection of Full Disclosure Laws,” Montclarion, March 23, 2007
  •  “Caltrans Must Be Considerate to Oaklanders,” Oakland Tribune, August 17, 2005 
  • “Why Oakland Sued Caltrans,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 2005
  • “‘Riders’ Settlement was Right Thing to Do,” Oakland Tribune, June 3, 2005
  • Democracy Needs the Election Referee to Play Fair,” various publications, February 18, 2005
  • “Proposition 1A Can Help Break State Habit,” Oakland Tribune, October 27, 2004
  • “Patriot Act – Forgoing Liberty for Safety?” San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2004
  • “The Importance of Open Government to Local Democracy,” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, August 2003
  • “Insurers Drive Postal Profiling,” with Rocky Delgadillo and Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Daily Journal, July 24, 2003
  • “Principles, Not Rules: Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees,” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, June 2003
  • “Why the State’s Budget Crisis Could Be a Golden Opportunity,” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, April 2003
  • “An Affirmative Agenda for Strengthening Local Democracy,” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, February 2003
  • “What If the Customer Isn’t Right?” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, Dec 2002
  • “Keeping the Sunshine on Oakland City Government,” Oakland Tribune, October 26, 2002 
  • “For Neither Fame Nor Money: Public Service in the 21st Century,” Western City Magazine, League of California Cities, October 2002 
  • “FERC Is Shirking Its Responsibilities,” with John Burton and Robert Hertzberg, San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 2001 
  • “An Outdated Election System,” Oakland Tribune, January 10, 2001 San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 2000