Hakeem Brown

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Hakeem Brown was elected to the Vallejo City Council in 2018 after receiving the most votes - 23,288 - amid a sense of optimism that he would be a champion for the voiceless in town. Brown attempted to parlay that optimism into a mayoral bid two years later but revelations of his criminal history of domestic violence derailed his campaign and he lost. Brown decided against running for a second term in 2022. Brown operates a cannabis business, Life Enhancement Services, in North Vallejo.

  Jan 04, 2023

Vallejo City Council says goodbye to three members

Hakeem Brown, Katy Miessner and Pippin Dew were each presented with a resolution honoring their service to the council during Tuesday’s meeting....

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  Jan 02, 2023

Vallejo City Council to swear in new members on Tuesday

All three men were elected in November and will represent newly created council districts....

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  Dec 30, 2022

2022 was year of uncertainty in Vallejo for housing and police reform

Housing and policing issues dominated Vallejo politics in 2022....

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  Dec 22, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves early Measure P spending plan

Measure P, which received 55% approval, is expected to generate an additional $18 million annually for the city’s general fund....

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  Dec 21, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves gunshot detection tech, overruling surveillance board

VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council voted to install 80 to 100 gunshot detection...

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  Dec 15, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves police oversight model

The council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance creating a three-prong oversight approach....

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  Dec 15, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves waterfront development; split on ARPA funding

The Wintun Nation — owners and operators of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Capay Valley – plan to redevelop a parcel of land near the ferry terminal, turning 285 Mare Island Way into a destination for residents and tourists....

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  Dec 14, 2022

Vallejo City Council considers prohibiting homeless encampments near schools

During the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Councilmember Mina Loera-Diaz proposed preventing homeless people from living near schools....

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  Dec 13, 2022

Vallejo City Council to vote on police oversight after tweaks

The council is set to approve the ordinance during a continuation of the meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday....

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  Dec 07, 2022

Vallejo City Council brushes off calls to delay police oversight

VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council held a special workshop Tuesday to dissect a...

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  Dec 01, 2022

Cayangyang concedes to Palmares in race for Vallejo City Council District 4

Out of the three separate council contests for city council, District 4, which represents Mare Island and Downtown, was the closest race as Palmares won with a slim 62-vote margin over Cayangyang....

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  Nov 28, 2022

Vallejo schedules meetings for proposed police oversight model

The council is tentatively scheduled to introduce an oversight model on Dec. 15, following two community workshops set for Dec. 6 and Dec. 12. Final approval is set for Dec. 20....

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