In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact. In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
The City Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee voted last week to delay a decision that could have put one of the most important rent protection initiatives directly onto the November ballot, bypassing the need to [...]
A resolution introduced by Councilmember Larry Reid that would maximize the use of available city funds to benefit job seekers and employers was approved at Thursday’s Rules and Legislation Committee meeting.
In response to rising calls for action from the community, the City Council will vote Tuesday, April 5 on whether to declare a housing state of emergency, in response to an unprecedented crisis that affects [...]
Oakland City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance sponsored by Mayor Libby Schaaf that affordable housing advocates say will “gut” low-income housing funds by expanding the definition of “affordable [...]