The city council’s at-large seat has attracted the greatest number of candidates, which has incumbent Rebecca Kaplan facing off against four opponents —Peggy Moore, Bruce Quan, Matt Hummel and Nancy Sidebotham. &
Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney faced intense criticism from fellow council members and the community at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, where [...]
Community members and activists from the Chinatown Coalition are calling for changes in how the City and Planning Commission make development decisions. The group says all city development projects should be passed with signed [...]
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.
Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Abel Guillén may have violated City Council procedures last week when they tried to take a cannabis resolution that died in the Rules Committee, and then schedule the failed proposal for [...]
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.
Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign for re-election to the Oakland City Council At-Large seat has received major new endorsements, including the Democratic Party and commentator, environmental justice advocate, and opponent of mass incarceration Van Jones.
The City of Oakland this week paid $1.2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Demouria Hogg, who was killed by Oakland police in June of 2015.
Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired a consultant for $300,000 to work part time for eight months – waiving the competitive bidding process – to establish a new Department of Transportation for the City of Oakland. [...]