The Oakland Black Arts Movement Business District (BAMBD) is backing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s announcement of housing grants for East Oakland artists and is asking that the mayor also secure housing and space for the artists [...]
In the days following the tragic fire at a converted warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people on Friday, the city and community members have been scrambling for answers to what could have led to [...]
Representatives of a community and labor coalition this week declared a victory in their six-month fight to win community benefits from Wood Partners’ 262-unit, one square-block apartment development, winning significant changes in an agreement that [...]
The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
Local voters generously passed measures Tuesday to tax themselves to pay for affordable housing, teacher salaries, city infrastructure improvement, as well as BART and AC Transit upgrades.
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 [...]
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.
Oakland is considering passing regulations to protect residential hotels for low- and very-low income residents. “Increasingly, speculative real estate investors have begun to target Oakland’s residential hotels as potential lucrative conversion projects,” according to [...]
With nearly one month left before Oaklanders head to the voting booths, City Council candidates are ramping up their campaign efforts to reach undecided voters. District 3 is seeing political newcomer Noni Session campaigning [...]
On Thursday, dozens of housing activists gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland to bring awareness to the city’s housing crisis and the need to pass a rent control measure in November known as [...]