Tag Archives: Community and Economic Development Committee

Michael Johnson, Urban Core Development. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Councilmembers Favor $3,000 a Month Apartment Tower Project, Opposed by East Lake Neighbors

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee voted unanimously this week to approve the sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to a development company that [...]
Hundreds line up to attend Oakland PIC's job fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]
City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
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Oakland Rents Rise Astronomically, Long-term Home Owners Face Foreclosure

While numbers of overall foreclosures in Oakland are decreasing, they are more and more affecting people who have lived in their homes for 10 or more years, according to a quarterly City of Oakland report [...]