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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 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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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 [...]
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Rumblings from Local Voters

After a coalition of San Francisco voters rejected a waterfront condominium project across from the ferry building last November, a battle is now brewing over the Golden State Warriors’ plan to build a new arena [...]
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Council Calls for WIB Budget Transparency

The City Council has approved a $4.9 Oakland Workforce Investment Board budget that will provide federal funds for job services to the unemployed for the next two years. But at the same time, the council [...]