The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact. In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
Local community organizations and progressives are celebrating overwhelming victories for improved renter protections (Measure JJ), police accountability (Measure LL) and the reelection of At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, a champion of police reform and affordable housing [...]
Long brewing concerns about whether Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration is attempting to undermine or terminate the use of federal funds to support job programs for the unemployed and underemployed came to a head at this [...]
The city council’s at-large seat has attracted the greatest number of candidates, which has incumbent Rebecca Kaplan facing off against four opponents —Peggy Moore, Bruce Quan, Matt Hummel and Nancy Sidebotham. &
Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy contributions by real estate developers and the police union in others.
Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign for re-election to the Oakland City Council At-Large seat has received major new endorsements, including noted commentator, environmental justice advocate, and opponent of mass incarceration Van Jones and the Democratic Party.
Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign for re-election to the Oakland City Council At-Large seat has received major new endorsements, including the Democratic Party and commentator, environmental justice advocate, and opponent of mass incarceration Van Jones.
When Oakland resident Rosa Aqeel first heard about protests over an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota, she immediately felt compelled to show her support.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted to continue discussing proposals to reform Oakland Police Department (OPD) hiring and recruitment practices to enable more local residents to become OPD officers.