We don’t make endorsements. But we do round-up guides that help voters understand the candidates and issues.
Zennie Abraham released a video with a former staffer’s allegations. He didn’t mention his work for another mayoral candidate—and the coal terminal plan they support.
There will be 100 voting centers open in Alameda County with 20 opening on Oct. 29.
The Department of Violence Prevention “mini-grants” are for small nonprofits and individuals leading community healing initiatives. The deadline to apply is Nov. 3.
A Kanye comment lands a candidate in hot water. Astonishing spending from unions and coal terminal developers. And more twists and turns.
Feelings—and misperceptions—about the size of Oakland’s police budget since the “defund” movement are likely to shape this election.
The 20-year, $68 property tax will fund the zoo’s many programs, but not all Oakland residents support it.
Despite rising violence, homelessness, and mass discontent, Schaaf told supporters the city is stronger after her 8 years in office.
You don’t have to settle for 1 candidate for mayor, school board, and more. You can pick up to 5 through the city’s instant runoff process.
Oakland police say a man wanted for brandishing a gun fled officers this morning, setting off a deadly chase.
The paralegal and Army veteran wants to fund more rental and mortgage assistance and staff up the public works department to fix roads.
Incumbent Joel Young and challenger Alfred Twu have diverging views on mask mandates, Line 80 and the bus agency’s financial challenges.
Reimann is a socialist who believes lasting change can only be achieved if it’s supported by grassroots movement-building.
The civil rights attorney said she will make sure Oakland builds more affordable housing, repairs busted roads, and invests in violence prevention.
Business groups aren’t satisfied with the city’s current efforts to reduce crime and bring pre-pandemic vibrancy back to downtown.
The District 7 councilmember wants to build stronger partnerships with county, state, and federal governments and with private industry to tackle Oakland’s biggest problems.
The District 4 councilmember said she understands the budget better than any other candidate and will invest in affordable housing and violence prevention.
The former councilmember is coming out of political retirement to run because he feels Oakland’s officials are failing to keep residents and businesses safe.
Nenna Joiner and Janani Ramachandran share their approach to fire safety, the housing crisis, and public safety.
Taylor, who is giving up his D6 Council seat to run for mayor, said he’ll continue the reimagining public safety process and establish a City Hall East.