When Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf gave the Post/El Mundo News Group an exclusive interview Thursday pledging to involve and “include robust community participation” around jobs and minority participation in development projects, especially in East Oakland, I [...]
A week after winning an intense race to become mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf is busy preparing for her term of office, which will start when she is sworn in at the beginning of January.
Libby Shaaf was elected as Oakland’s new moderate mayor because she offered reasonable substantive, practical solutions to many problems facing Oakland, rather than sniping at her opponents.
Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf is celebrating an overwhelming victory in a hot campaign with 14 other candidates, including a handful that were well funded. Though ballots are still being counted, Mayor Jean Quan and Councilmember [...]
Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]
A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
The contest to become the next mayor of Oakland began to get more serious this week, as 10 candidates for the job faced some tough questions at the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area’s [...]