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News - April 1, 2011

Alameda County counsel Richard Winnie dies

Former Oakland city attorney headed counsel staff since 1998

by Jeb Bing

Flags at county facilities were flying at half staff this week following the death Monday of Alameda County Counsel Richard Winnie.

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-- Jeff Shuttleworth, Bay City News, contributed to this report.


Posted by George Shers, a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Having worked for Richard Winnie when he was City Attorney for Oakland, I, and many of those who also worked under him, will not mourn his passing. He was appointed for partisan political reasons, was not to be trusted, was anti-employee union, and was disliked by many of us.

Posted by Bob, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

No matter what you thought of Mr Winnie, your lack of respect for him now is sad.
None of it matters now does it? He is gone and it would have been nice if you could have shown some respect to those that cared about and loved him.
I did not know him, barely even knew of him, but I send my condolences to those that did.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

The date of this article is April 1, 2011?

Scott Haggerty had fond memories of Richard Winnie because they were trapped together in an elevator in Paris, France.

And a county supervisor and a county attorney is in Paris on the taxpayer dime because?