In what may be one of the strongest equity policies in the nation, the Oakland City Council this week adopted a resolution requiring contractors to hire African Americans, women and Asian American workers, who will [...]
The City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to guarantee jobs for unemployed and underemployed African American and women workers who have long been left out of opportunities to work on city-funded construction projects.
Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy contributions by real estate developers and the police union in others.
By Kitty Kelly Epstein African-Americans are 28 percent of the Oakland population but get only nine percent of the work on projects that their tax dollars are paying for.
The Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, has been signed by Governor Brown. Senate Bill 1150 closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving family [...]
Public Safety Committee officials on Tuesday deadlocked on a proposal by council members Desley Brooks, Noel Gallo and Larry Reid that would require all pot businesses in Oakland to share their earnings with the city [...]
City Council will be voting next week on updating Oakland’s local cannabis Equity Permit Program in such a way that would generate millions of dollars from the city’s marijuana industry to help fund greatly needed [...]
Councilmembers passed a resolution guaranteeing local hiring for Oaklanders on city-funded projects at Thursday’s Rules and Legislation committee, forwarding the jobs policy resolution to next week’s Community and Economic Development Committee. &
A number of residents are raising questions about a City Council Community and Economic Development (CED) decision this week to create a small business task force.
Maxine Ussery, a Black woman over 80 years of age, and her husband and brother, have received an eviction notice to vacate the property their father Ananias Willis left to them.