Tag Archives: City of Oakland

OP-ED: NAACP Questions City’s Underfunding of Job and Training Programs

By George Holland, president, Oakland NACCP   (Thank you) Chairperson Larry Reid of the Community and Economic Development Committee…for placing on your committee’s agenda the issue of underfunding of our employment training organizations which provide [...]
Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Support Grows for City Department to Address Racial Inequality

A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
Anthony Finnell, executive director of the Citizens' Police Review Board.

Oakland Council Revives Proposal for Civilian Intake of Police Complaints

The Oakland Public Safety Committee at its meeting this week unanimously approved consolidation of all complaints against police to go through the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB). <
Protests were held in Oakland last year in response to the St. Louis grand jury's non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

City’s Report on Protest Arrests Raises Ferguson-like Comparisons

A new city report highlighting how Oakland police responded to protests in the city last year – sparked by the failure to indict police officers in killings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement around [...]
Rendering of Coliseum City.

5,750 Market Rate Units, No Affordable Housing Yet for Coliseum City

While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
John Bailey, executive director of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board

WIB Subcommittee Violates Open Meeting Laws

A subcommittee of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council, called the West Oakland Working Group, met on Feb. 4, and the meeting was ruled by staff to be private. Several nonmembers from the [...]
The City of Oakland's proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” is designed to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Coliseum City Project Should Benefit Oakland Residents, Say Local Groups Mayor Schaaf does not support building sports arena in business park

At least three local organizations and coalitions are pushing to make sure that the Coliseum City project – if it comes to pass – will provide economic and social benefits to the people who live [...]
(Left to right) Chris Hillyard, General Manager/Co-owner of Farley’s, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Kiara Gomez, employee at Farley’s, and Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Café. Photo by Conway Jones.

Oakland’s New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

Voter-enacted ballot Measure FF, which raises the minimum wage in Oakland from $9 to $12.25/hour, became effective March 2.   The measure, which passed with an 82 percent majority in November, requires employers to provide [...]
Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

City Considering New Department to Address Racial Inequality

In wake of protests and national actions resisting the discriminating treatment of people of color by law enforcement, the city is expected to vote on a proposal to establish a Department of Race and Equity [...]