BY MATTHAI KURUVILA
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Dellums agrees to pay cut, 20% staff reduction: "(06-16) 18:10 PDT -- A plan to dramatically revise Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' proposed budget didn't get much opposition from the mayor Tuesday.
'I am in no way interested in a fight at a time of significant economic despair and economic problems,' Dellums said in his first comments since four council members proposed an alternative Friday that slashed the mayor's staff budget. 'This is a time we need to close ranks.'"