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City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
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San Francisco School Board Establishes Policy to Reduce School Suspensions

At its general meeting on February 25, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved a policy aimed at further improving school climate at all San Francisco Unified School District schools and reducing student suspensions.
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, [...]
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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 [...]
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Richmond Housing Authority Crisis Reflects Long Term Neglect and Mismanagement

In recent weeks, the Richmond Housing Authority has been under fire for mismanagement and neglect of it public housing properties, which serve families in 715 units.
Mayor Anthony Silva and newly appointed Port Commissioner Sylvester Aguilar. Photo by Mike Norris.

Aguilar Appointed to Stockton Port Commission

The Stockton City Council has chosen banker Sylvester Aguilar to fill a vacant seat on the Port Commission. When Mayor Anthony Silva and councilmembers voted on their top choices at Tuesday’s council meeting, Aguilar was [...]