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Potential Statewide Initiative Would Dramatically Expand Rent Control

A  potential 2018 statewide ballot initiative to dramatically expand rent control in Oakland and other cities and counties in California was filed last week.The...

Oakland Small Property Owners, Tenants Disapprove of Rent Control Changes

Both small property owners and tenants spoke out against Oakland city staff’s proposals for changes to the city’s rent laws on Tuesday night, which...

Oakland Council Candidates’ Finance Statements Reveal Big Spenders, Large Campaign Debts

Campaign finance statements of Oakland City Council candidates were officially released last week, revealing large unpaid expenses in at least one campaign and heavy...

Housing Activists Promote Measure JJ in Oakland

On Thursday, dozens of housing activists gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland to bring awareness to the city’s housing crisis and the need...

Noel Gallo Faces Viola Gonzales in Oakland District 5 Race

In the City Council race for Oakland District 5, incumbent Noel Gallo is facing off against Viola Gonzales, who previously served on the Oakland...

Senate Candidate Swanson Looks at Negative Impact of Costa-Hawkins Act

Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate District 9, is examining the way state laws undermine the availability of affordable housing...

Renter Protection Going to Oakland Voters in November

In an historic win for tenants’ rights advocates and Oakland’s most vulnerable residents, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday morning after seven hours...

Oakland City Council Will Vote Tuesday on Renter Protection, Police Commission...

The Tuesday, July 19 Oakland City Council meeting is one of the last chances for council members to place progressive measures on the November...

Op-Ed: Housing Moratorium Ends, Council Must Approve Kaplan’s Renter Protection Proposal

By James Vann After weeks of testimony at City Council meetings of exorbitant rent increases, cruel evictions, and neighborhood disrupting displacement, on April 5, with...

Oakland Calls for Repeal of State Law Restricting Renter Protections

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the...
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