In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10 Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members, I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]
The Oakland City Council voted this week to award $130,000 as a temporary stopgap to keep the West Oakland Neighborhood Job Center open. Council members said they are committed to finding funds to maintain [...]
The Oakland City Council is set to make its decision on June 27 on whether coal will be shipped out of Oakland. After the vote on Monday, the council will still have to vote [...]
For about six months, housing experts and tenants’ rights advocates have been pushing to place a renter protection initiative onto the November ballot, and now the Oakland City Council will vote next week on whether [...]
The final report by the Alameda County Grand Jury, released this week, accuses City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney of violating “state ethics, rules and city regulations” when she used public resources and her authority [...]
Community pressure has been mounting for the city to extend the temporary moratorium on rent increases and illegal evictions until the City Council takes decisive action to pass laws that provide long-term protections for Oakland’s [...]
A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
Oakland has operated under a housing state of emergency for the past two months. This ordinance has stopped hundreds and perhaps thousands of Oakland renters from having their rent raised above 1.7 percent (per year) [...]
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]