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 City Auditor accused Oakland’s housing and parks departments heads of violating city spending rules to award contracts to friends.
People in the neighborhood will be asked to weigh in on that question beginning in early 2022, as part of a broader effort to improve traffic safety there.
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.