The Oakland City Council this week continued to come to grips with issues raised at a recent public hearing “on racial inequality within the economic and criminal justice systems.”
The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
The City Council’s Finance and Management Committee this week endorsed an amendment to its Prompt Payment Ordinance that will ensure nonprofits that contract with the City of Oakland will receive payments for the work they [...]
Desley Brooks is kicking off her campaign to serve on the City Council as the representative of District 6 in East Oakland, running on the slogan, “Experienced, Tireless, Effective.”
District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has announced a free amnesty bulk-dumping project to take place across East Oakland Saturday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 16. According to Brooks, the project is designed to help residents [...]
In a rush to get a 55-year lease signed before a deadline this week awarding property on the Oakland Army Base to Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), the Oakland City Council met in a special [...]
Councilperson Desley Brooks and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin are looking for 100 young people to join them for an afternoon of Holiday Cheer at their 6th Annual Holiday Party. Each youth will also receive a [...]
Abandoned, boarded up, and forgotten about housing complexes sit in communities throughout Oakland. Now, one artist has returned to his hometown to transform one dilapidated East Oakland housing project, Greenside, into a work of art.