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Jean Quan, Oakland's Mayor, Falls Short On Promises Of Transparency

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan surveys damage to City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Oakland, Calif., following an Occupy Oakland
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan surveys damage to City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Oakland, Calif., following an Occupy Oakland protest Saturday. After a confrontation with police, demonstrators gained entrance to City Hall where they burned an American flag, broke glass and toppled a model of City Hall. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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One of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's first promises on taking office in January 2011 was to post her schedule online, giving residents a peek at how she manages the public's business.

It is a commitment she has had trouble keeping.

During the past eight months, Quan has not posted a single calendar entry. Before that, her posts were intermittent. All told, the calendar she has made available to the public covers less than 30 percent of the time she has been in office.

An aide attributed the lapse to understaffing in the mayor's office.

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