Oakland City Council delays vote on Domain Awareness Center

February 19, 2014 11:51:22 AM PST
The Oakland City Council has delayed a vote on approving a key contract for what some people call a spy center.

The decision came down early Wednesday morning.

The council has already approved what it's calling a Domain Awareness Center.

A Homeland Security grant will pay for the facility.

The center will serve as a hub for surveillance cameras in place at the Port of Oakland. Other cameras across the city will be added later.

Oakland police will help run the facility.

Opponents fear it will be used for widespread surveillance without search warrants.