Tag Archives: Oakland Politics

Josh Healey, an Eastlake resident, spoke out Tuesday against the Council's decision to sell the East 12th property to a private developer. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Council Mum After Exposure of Confidential Legal Opinion Council ignored City Attorney’s advice that sale of Lake Merritt parcel was illegal

The Oakland City Council was uncharacteristically at a loss for words this week after public exposure that it had moved ahead on a controversial sale of city property near Lake Merritt to UrbanCore Development, ignoring [...]
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Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30

City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
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City Council Set to Approve New Budget

As the Oakland City Council prepares to vote on the city budget for the next two years, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Mayor Libby Schaaf are saying they are in basic agreement on spending [...]
Among the members of Eastlake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are: (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah’lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

City Council Set to Approve Sale of City Land for Luxury Apartment Tower

The Oakland City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on a controversial proposal to sell a city-owned parcel to build a luxury apartment tower at the corner of East 12th Street and Lake Merritt.
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Residents Say City Must Keep an Eye on Police Surveillance

Oakland residents are strongly advocating for a citywide privacy policy that would monitor the use of a surveillance system used to collect and monitor data, respond to emergencies and crime in the City of Oakland, [...]
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

A local community group has not yet received a reply from City Attorney Barbara Parker about their complaint that the City of Oakland is violating local, state and federal laws in going ahead with the [...]
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
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 [...]
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Community Demands Council Move to Consolidate Police Complaints to CPRB

A coalition of community leaders and advocates of the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) are pushing for the City Council to move forward on consolidating all walk-in citizen complaints against police to go through the [...]
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Growing Voices Demand Coliseum City Must Yield Results for Residents

In the wake of the City Council decision to amend the Coliseum Area Specific Plan to protect businesses in the Oakland Airport Business Park, a coalition of local residents, Oakland workers, youth and faith leaders [...]