Tag Archives: Lynette McElhaney

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City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
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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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Gallo Takes Heat for Backing Police Accountability Measure

City Councilmember Noel Gallo is coming under a lot of pressure for backing a proposal by a community coalition that wants the City Council to put a charter amendment on the November ballot to create [...]
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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 [...]
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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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Port Commission Approves Tagami Agreement Without Question

Commissioners of the Port of Oakland voted unanimously at their most recent meeting to give Phil Tagami’s team of developers an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) to bargain for the next six months to come up [...]