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Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Support Grows for City Department to Address Racial Inequality

A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
Fruitvale District merchants and supporters protest on International Boulevard on Friday, June 6. Above: Signs read, "Our Vote Counts" and "Noel: Fight for Fruitvale, not BRT. Your time to speak for us now!" Photo by Ken Epstein.

Merchants Say New International Blvd. Buses Will Damage Businesses

A coalition of merchants with businesses in the Fruitvale, San Antonio, and Eastlake districts along International Boulevard are calling for the city and AC Transit to offset what they see as negative impacts of the [...]
The planned BRT station at International Boulevard in Oakland  would use dedicated center lanes. Rendering by FMG Architects, courtesy of AC Transit.

Small Businesses Protest AC Transit International Blvd. Project

Small business owners on International Boulevard held a rally this week calling on AC Transit and city officials to mitigate the negative impacts of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which utilize dedicated bus [...]