Tag Archives: Lynette McElhaney

Marching in Oakland behind the call for an increased minimum wage (Alessandro Tinonga | SW)

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 [...]
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Tagami in Default on $12 Million City Loan And the city continues his consultant payments, Plus he seeks sole-source deal with Port

Councilmembers are raising concerns that Phil Tagami’s company Rotunda Partners II has not begun making payments on 20-year, $12 million loan from the city to develop a parking garage, retail space, and temporary parking lot [...]
(Left to right) Sandré Swanson, Deputy Mayor of Oakland, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, co-chair AKA Day at the City Hall, Cheryl Chambers, President Xi Gamma Omega chapter, AKA, Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland, Carolyn Jones, parliamentarian XGO-AKA, Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch, co-chair AKA Day at the Capitol. Photograph by Conway Jones

Mayor Jean Quan, Council, meet with AKA Sorority members

Xi Gamma Omega (“XGO”) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted at “Day at Oakland City Hall” to convene with Mayor Jean Quan and City Council members to discuss community issues and how Alpha Kappa [...]
The West Oakland Youth Center is expected to open next month. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

City and County to Open Long Awaited West Oakland Youth Center

After sitting idle and vacant for many years in a community that’s in dire need of helpful resources and programs for young people, the West Oakland Youth Center will finally open its doors as the [...]
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City Forbids Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

The City of Oakland’s Zoning division has issued a ruling this week forbidding entrepreneur Tom Henderson from establishing a U.S. Customs Exam Station at the old Horizon Beverage in West Oakland to inspect potentially hazardous [...]