In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact. In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
Less than a week before the elections, Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney is being sued by the city’s Public Ethics Commission, saying she repeatedly failed to turn over public records, stalling an investigation into [...]
Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy contributions by real estate developers and the police union in others.
With nearly one month left before Oaklanders head to the voting booths, City Council candidates are ramping up their campaign efforts to reach undecided voters. District 3 is seeing political newcomer Noni Session campaigning [...]
For about six months, housing experts and tenants’ rights advocates have been pushing to place a renter protection initiative onto the November ballot, and now the Oakland City Council will vote next week on whether [...]
The final report by the Alameda County Grand Jury, released this week, accuses City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney of violating “state ethics, rules and city regulations” when she used public resources and her authority [...]
A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
Friday, May 20 marks the halfway period of the 90-day housing state of emergency, intended to put a halt on rising rents and evictions while City Council takes action on solutions for Oakland’s housing crisis [...]