Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a November ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police Commission, which will have the power to investigate and impose discipline [...]
The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November ballot. The council is scheduled to decide whether to place [...]
In a last-minute change to the city’s decision to lease the controversial, publically-owned East 12th St. parcel by Lake Merritt to a private developer, the City Council voted on Tuesday instead to sell the land [...]
In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
The Oakland City Council voted this week to award $130,000 as a temporary stopgap to keep the West Oakland Neighborhood Job Center open. Council members said they are committed to finding funds to maintain [...]
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.
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
Oakland community members are opposing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close West Oakland and the Fruitvale District job centers that provide services to the unemployed. Together, the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center and the [...]