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City’s Passes $2.4 Billion Budget, Leaving Some Residents Angry and Dissatisfied

The Oakland City Council this week passed a two-year $2.4 billion budget based on a local economy that is rebounding from years of recession. ...

Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity

After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and...

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...

Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve...

Vote on Luxury Apartment Tower in Guillen’s District Postponed, Council Seeks...

A number of Oakland residents are waiting to see what the City Council will do next after protesters shut down the May 5 council...

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export...

Councilmembers Favor $3,000 a Month Apartment Tower Project, Opposed by East...

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee voted unanimously this week to approve the sale of public land on East 12th Street...

Libby Schaaf Backs Jesse Jackson’s Drive to Bring Tech Jobs to...

Civil Rights veteran and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. was the guest speaker at the True Vine Ministries services, which...

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...
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