Tag Archives: City Administrator Fred Blackwell

City Administrator Fred Blackwell's office donated work boots and supplies to four construction workers from Oakland this week to help them in the process of qualifying for jobs on the Oakland Army Base. Left to right, Johnny Evans, Fernander Thompson, Otis Duckett, Jonothan Dumas, employment services supervisor with the Contract Compliance & Employment Services Division, and Jeffery Duckett. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Black Construction Workers Overcome Obstacles to Land Army Base Jobs

Four experienced Oakland construction workers have been trying for years to qualify for jobs that have been promised to local residents on the Oakland Army Base development but have found themselves mired in union, bureaucratic [...]
L to R, Johnny Evans, Otis Duckett, and Jeffery Duckett have been working for years to get jobs at the Oakland Army Base. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Fund Begun to Help Oaklanders Get Jobs at Army Base

Community groups and leaders have come together to support local workers who have been trying for several years to fill the jobs that have been promised with so much fanfare at the Oakland Army Base [...]
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Eight Years Later, Tagami Still Hasn’t Started Rotunda Project City Fails to Hold Developer Responsible

Phil Tagami’s company, Rotunda Partners II, has failed to deliver on its contract with the City of Oakland, never fulfilling the commitment it made eight years ago to develop commercial space adjacent to the Rotunda [...]