City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management (WM), a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City’s $1 billion trash and [...]
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 [...]
The five candidates who are running for Oakland City Council, District 2 represent a powerful mix of experiences and strengths that reflect the talents and character of the people who live in the city.
District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has announced a free amnesty bulk-dumping project to take place across East Oakland Saturday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 16. According to Brooks, the project is designed to help residents [...]
More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]
Sokhom Mao, 26, a commissioner on the Citizens’ Police Review Board and a former foster youth, has entered the race for Oakland’s City Council District 2 seat.
Lynette Gibson McElhaney is the newest minority member on Oakland’s city council. Representing District 3, a large portion of her district is West Oakland, an area filled with native Oaklanders looking for change and leadership. [...]
The City Council has approved a $4.9 Oakland Workforce Investment Board budget that will provide federal funds for job services to the unemployed for the next two years. But at the same time, the council [...]
Angry community members packed into the City Council chambers to defend East Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks, while Council President Pat Kernighan could even not find the support on the council for a second to the [...]
Former Councilmember Ignacio de la Fuente is saying council members who support censuring Desley Brooks are “a bunch of hypocrites.” In an interview with the Post this week, de la Fuente weighed in on the [...]