Oakland City Council chambers became ground zero for protests against gentrification and displacement this week as young activists chained themselves together to keep the City Council meeting from taking place, instead holding a rally for [...]
By Ise Lyfe Auditioning. That’s what comes to mind when I think about the dynamic in the media and tone of local and federal governments as it relates to police brutality and holding law [...]
The City Council voted Tuesday to keep residential development out of the Oakland Airport Business Park, passing the Coliseum Area Specific Plan without the the zoning amendments that would allow market-rate condominiums and apartments to [...]
Thank you to Councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Rebecca Kaplan, Larry Reid and Annie Campbell Washington for removing residential zoning from the area of the Airport Business Park at this week’s Community and Economic Development Committee [...]
A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
Recognizing Black History Month, city councilmembers and Mayor Libby Schaaf honored a group of African American unsung heroes who have been dedicated in their work to better the Oakland community at the City Council meeting [...]
The Oakland City Council this week continued to come to grips with issues raised at a recent public hearing “on racial inequality within the economic and criminal justice systems.”
City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Larry Reid will hold a special Oakland City Council hearing on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers.The meeting will examine the [...]
Desley Brooks has won reelection as the District 6 member of the Oakland City Council. In the unofficial ranked choice count issued on Thursday, she received 55.1 percent of the vote.