Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, concert venues, senior centers, and more.
The Alameda facility, co-owned by the city of Oakland and Alameda County, has sat empty since the Raiders left for Las Vegas.
A controversial ban on backyard cottages is also finally heading before councilmembers.
Caltrans and the local air quality district plan to study the impacts the 70-year-old ban has had on East Oakland.
The mayor announced the requests to Newsom on Tuesday, saying they are needed to combat crime.
A virtual town hall to discuss the truck ban’s environmental impact on East Oakland is set for Thursday.
At an emotional meeting on Tuesday, the City Council authorized adding two police academies next year and hiring a recruitment firm to help fill vacancies.
The council will decide on a plan to hire more Oakland officers amid a rise of homicides and shootings.
District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao is proposing the city start a national search for experienced officers and offer a $50,000 hiring bonus.
Some want a memorial or park on the warehouse ruins. For others, Oakland is a place of pain they’re moving on from.
Libby Schaaf and Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid want to reverse City Council budget decisions, adding another police academy and unfreezing police positions.
The city’s redistricting commission is seeking feedback as it nears the December deadline to finalize new City Council and school board maps. County supes don’t want to reduce the number of supervisor districts representing Oakland.
The race to replace Mayor Libby Schaaf is already having an impact on City Council district elections. And plenty is bound to happen in the coming year.
Renters can now arrange for pickup of “bulky items” without bugging their landlord. The city hopes that, and other changes, will mean less junk dumped on streets.
The African American Sports and Entertainment Group includes Oakland business and sports leaders backed by a Black-owned investment firm.
The council will decide how to spend $300,000 in winter homelessness relief funds, and establish a funding district for the massive Oak Knoll project.
Employees suspected of consuming marijuana at work could still be tested under a proposed change.
Finance committee will hear about unfilled city jobs while public safety will consider ending cannabis tests.
The former state assemblymember is being remembered as a tireless advocate for the county’s most vulnerable residents.
Frequent disputes with police over records has begun to wear on the volunteer board leading the commission chair to sue the city.