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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 [...]