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District 4 Councilmember Moses Zapien

Councilmember Zapien will Host Community Meeting

District 4 Councilmember Moses Zapien will hold a community meeting at Gian’s Delicatessen on the Miracle Mile, 2112 Pacific Ave. on Tuesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Councilmember Zapien, who speaks fluent Spanish, [...]
Phil Tagami

Eight Years Later, Tagami Still Hasn’t Started Rotunda Project City Fails to Hold Developer Responsible

Phil Tagami’s company, Rotunda Partners II, has failed to deliver on its contract with the City of Oakland, never fulfilling the commitment it made eight years ago to develop commercial space adjacent to the Rotunda [...]
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Oakland City Council Scales Back DAC Contract

The Oakland City Council voted, 5-4, to keep the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) with measures to scale-back surveillance to only the Port of Oakland going forward into Phase 2 of the project. Mayor Jean Quan [...]
Assistant Administrator Fred Blackwell

OP-ED: Fred Blackwell, “(Finally), A City Administrator Committed to Oakland”

Deanna Santana, our former city manager, did the right thing and promptly resigned after calls to end her new job tour on the city’s dime. The mayor moved quickly, appointed Oakland native Fred Blackwell as [...]