Oakland is making lobbyists pay a $500 registration fee to do business in town, but the Public Ethics Commission wants to cut nonprofits a break.
Golden State Airport? E-40 International? The port is surveying Oakland residents for a possible rebrand.
Local environmental groups say a plan to add 16 new passenger gates will fuel Earth’s climate emergency.
In her first overseas trip as mayor, Thao hopes to drum up business for the Port of Oakland.
The commission’s chief investigator says his team is overwhelmed by cases. Blowing deadlines could mean discipline can’t be issued.
The Council President talks budget highlights, protecting Oakland workers, funding violence prevention, and department mergers.
The campaign finance reform initiative will be postponed until 2026 due to budget constraints. Supporters are using the extra time to prepare.
The utility giant is burying thousands of miles of power lines—but not in Oakland.
Current commission chair Tyfahra Milele claims a conspiracy is hanging over Oakland’s police watchdog board.
City Council approved a $13,000 salary increase and proposed changes to the city’s constitution.
The activist turned District 3 rep. feels like 2023 is the year she can finally get stuff done.
A public opinion firestorm erupted over a proposal to give Mayor Sheng Thao a salary bump. We explain what’s going on.
The developer behind a controversial coal terminal claims over $148 million in lost profits. Oakland says residents’ health and safety are at risk.
Residents and businesses call on MACRO’s help regularly. OPD does not.
Uncle Willie’s BBQ says tools and debris rained down during construction. Other Black-owned businesses say they’ve been hurt by downtown development.
Oakland has struggled for years to staff up departments that maintain roads, prevent gun violence, and issue permits. Relief is unlikely due to the budget crisis.
In a show of dissent, three councilmembers refused to approve Mayor Thao’s plan to merge several departments.
After nearly 10 years in city government, the councilmember is still looking for ways to make his district cleaner and safer for families.
The head of Oakland’s Police Commission is accused of abusing her own power. She says her critics are pawns in a bigger game.
From combatting wage theft to enforcing environmental protections, the City Attorney currently doesn’t have the authority needed to get crucial things done.