Tag Archives: City of Oakland

Young people work on their police reform proposals.

City Youth Make Their Voices Heard on Police Reform

The City of Oakland’s Youth Advisory Commission, which serves as a liaison between local policymakers and young people, recently released recommendations on improving relations between local law enforcement, the communities they police and the city’s [...]
Community members complained that they were being locked out of City Council meetings. Photo
courtesy of Ella Baker Center.

Judge Orders Schaaf and Staff to Stop Denying Access to Public Meetings

An Alameda County judge has issued a temporary restraining order requiring the Oakland City Council to reopen public access to the second-floor galleries overlooking the council chambers.
Councilmember Noel Gallo, who has been organizing safety walks along International Boulevard to deter
crime and prostitution, was able to secure funding in the new budget to create a shelter for sexually exploited girls. But, he says the money is still inadequate. Photo
courtesy of East Bay Citizen.

City’s Passes $2.4 Billion Budget, Leaving Some Residents Angry and Dissatisfied

The Oakland City Council this week passed a two-year $2.4 billion budget based on a local economy that is rebounding from years of recession. With input from councilmembers and the community, Mayor Libby Schaaf and [...]
Rebecca Kaplan

OP-ED: Why I Support Brooks’ Race & Equity Proposal

The City of Oakland has many reasons to be a leader on racial justice and social equity. In order to ensure that Oakland makes improvements that are lasting and comprehensive for its diverse populations, we [...]

Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity Community support for historic measure garnered council’s unanimous vote

After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and inequality in the City of Oakland.

Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30

City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
Oakland City Hall

City Council Set to Approve New Budget

As the Oakland City Council prepares to vote on the city budget for the next two years, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Mayor Libby Schaaf are saying they are in basic agreement on spending [...]
Group Of Elementary Age Schoolchildren Eating Healthy Packed Lun

Free Summer Lunch Program

City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Alameda County Community Food Bank recently announced joint summer meal programs to provide local children free breakfast, lunch and snack during the school break.

Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New Report Study Validates Desley Brooks' proposed Race and Equity Department

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]