The Oakland City Council was uncharacteristically at a loss for words this week after public exposure that it had moved ahead on a controversial sale of city property near Lake Merritt to UrbanCore Development, ignoring [...]
Mayor Libby Schaaf, together with youth employment partners, corporate donors, and city staff welcomed summer interns to City Hall this week during a kick-off reception for Oakland’s Classrooms2Careers program.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.