Tag Archives: City of Oakland

Phil Tagami

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 [...]
(image via Dustin Craun)

Oakland City Council Scales Back DAC Contract

The Oakland City Council voted, 5-4, to keep the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) with measures to scale-back surveillance to only the Port of Oakland going forward into Phase 2 of the project. Mayor Jean Quan [...]
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OP-ED: Pull the Plug on the Domain Awareness Center

Oakland City officials, including the City Council, Mayor and staff, cannot justify their support of the Domain Awareness Center by claiming to be ignorant of its risks to our safety and security.Although 60 percent of [...]
Rebecca Kaplan. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

Oakland Council Calls for Prop 13 Reform

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week to call on the California Legislature to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13, California’s property tax law. President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan (At Large) authored a [...]
Habitat for Humanity volunteers Pam Nelson (L) and
Kristina Owyoung recently worked on a home-building
project in Oakland.

City Funds Affordable Housing

The City of Oakland has awarded loans of over $7 million to five affordable housing development projects that will serve families and people with special needs, formerly homeless, and those living with HIV or AIDS.
Photo from Twitter account of Courtney Ruby.

City Auditor Courtney Ruby Joins Mayor’s Race

Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby is the latest to join the growing field of candidates challenging Mayor Jean Quan in the November election. Ruby, 46, is serving her second term as Oakland’s elected auditor, a [...]