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Mayoral Candidates Back Measure Z for Public Safety

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 [...]
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TRASH TALK: Mayoral Candidates Divide Over Trash Conflict

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 [...]
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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

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 [...]
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Two More Measures on November Ballot? Why Not Police Accountability?

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 [...]
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Proposed Police Oversight Commission Clears First Hurdle

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 [...]
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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Address Black Issues

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 [...]
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O.A.S.I.S Clinic Hosts Oakland Mayoral Candidates

The O.A.S.I.S. Clinic, which provides treatment for people with hepatitis, last week hosted hosting Oakland mayoral candidate forum, where candidates spoke about their vision for a safer Oakland and the importance of making clinics expensive [...]
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Oakland Minimum Wage Increase Seeks to Reduce Wage Gap

Business owners and workers in Oakland are debating Councilmember Larry Reid’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $10.20 an hour, which would be adjusted for inflation each year and would go into effect [...]
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 [...]