Tag Archives: Oakland City Council

'Stingray' cell phone surveillance technology.

OP-ED: Oakland Poised to Lead in Protecting Privacy Rights

By Brian Hofer and JP MassarHere in Oakland we have no citywide privacy policy, no privacy or data-retention policies for use of surveillance equipment, and no policy concerning the use of the Oakland Police Department’s [...]
Spoken word artist Ise Lyfe.

OP-ED: Mayor, City Council Should Heed Residents’ Call for a Department of Race and Equity

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 [...]
Rev. Damita Davis-Howard

Council Votes to Protect Businesses in the Path of Coliseum City Project

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 [...]
Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD.

OP-ED: Councilmembers Vote Not to Sacrifice Jobs for Growth

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 [...]
Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Support Grows for City Department to Address Racial Inequality

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.
Councilmember Abel Guillen (left) with Dr. William Love. Photos by Ken Epstein.

City Celebrates African Americans Who Have Made the Community Strong

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 [...]
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Mayor and Council Pledge Actions to Reduce Systemic Racial Injustice

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.”
A protest in Oakland Monday night after the St. Louis grand jury decision. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

Special Council Hearing for Black Lives Matter, Jan. 24

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 [...]