A majority of the Oakland City Council indicated late Thursday that they would like an end to the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall...
"But I have been extremely troubled by how far do we allow your rights to go and infringe on other people's rights."
Brooks said the City Council is one of the most progressive in the nation, but added that campers did not try to work with the council.
"This is a council that would have worked with you," she said...
Since the encampment started, two businesses have pulled out of a total of 50,000 square feet of commercial office space downtown, and another company with 100 employees decided not to open an office, Haraburda had told the council.
"The situation we find ourselves in is absolutely unacceptable," said Haraburda, who was heckled loudly by camp supporters. "We want the Occupy Oakland (camp) closed."
In a city with a high unemployment rate, Quan said, "Losing 3- to-400 jobs ... is pretty painful."