Tag Archives: Lynette Gibson McElhaney

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Organize for Moratorium on Rent Increases

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 [...]
(Bottom row, left to right) Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Councilmember Desley Brooks.

Will Council Back Moratorium on Excessive Rents and Unjust Evictions? At least 6 council members’ votes needed to pass state of emergency Tuesday evening

The Oakland Post has asked the eight members of the Oakland City Council and Mayor Libby Schaaf whether they are supporting a declaration of a housing state of emergency, which is on the council’s agenda [...]
Oakland residents stand in line at Tuesday's CED Committee meeting to speak out against moving funds promised to build low-income affordable housing to building housing
for more affluent families. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Guts Affordable Housing Funds for Low-Income Oaklanders

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 [...]
Oakland students rally in front of the Alice Street Mural to protest two market-rate housing developments that
threaten the Malonga Center’s businesses and will destroy the iconic mural. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Malonga Center Supporters Say Market-Rate Project May Cripple Cultural Institution

    Nearly a month after City Council passed a resolution designating the 14th Street corridor in downtown Oakland as the Black Arts Movement Business District “to highlight, celebrate, preserve and support the contributions of [...]
Los inquilinos protestan por la Ley de desalojos Ellis en San Francisco, donde los propietarios están ampliamente utilizando la ley para echar a los inquilinos con el fin de convertir los edificios de apartamentos en condominios.

City Wants Landlords to Pay Tenants More to Turn Apartments into Condos

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee delayed a decision Tuesday on a proposal to increase relocation payments to tenants who are pushed out of their apartments through Ellis Act evictions. <
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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]
Rebecca Kaplan. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

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 [...]