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.
Confusion and disagreement over the way the city allocates its federal funding for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods has some residents worried that their neighborhood will not be getting proper say in the allocation process.
Oaklanders are being asked to vote in November for a $600-million infrastructure bond to enhance streets, sidewalks, lighting and sewers. But is the City Council willing step up to guarantee before November that the [...]
For families and individuals facing eviction in California, troubles rarely cease after a court hearing – even if the tenants win their case and aren’t evicted. &
A coalition of local organizations is pushing for the Port of Oakland to create living wage jobs for Oakland residents at a logistics center the port is getting ready to build.
After weeks of pressure from Oakland nonprofits and community organizations, Uber has agreed to set up a meeting with a small group of local leaders to discuss the possibility of providing community benefits to Oakland [...]
(Bernie Sanders wrote this guest column in opposition to the sugar tax that was recently passed by Philadelphia’s city council.) I applaud Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for introducing a plan to provide universal preschool [...]