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 [...]
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign.
Harmful effects of displacement and rising housing costs are not limited to physical displacement. According to a recent survey by Alameda County health workers, serious negative health impacts have resulted from the Bay Area’s housing [...]
In the past week Oakland residents have been receiving an anonymous voter survey attacking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and falsely claiming that one of her opponents for the at-large city council seat—Peggy Moore— has the endorsements [...]
The “Yes on Measure JJ” campaign kicked off last Saturday at Lake Merritt, as dozens of community members and local leaders gathered to show their commitment to making sure renter protection passes in Oakland this [...]
The Planning Commission recently voted 4-2 to approve the W12 project, which will bring two, seven-story market rate apartment buildings to Oakland Chinatown. The 416-unit development is slated to go along 12th street between Webster [...]