Big real estate projects don’t always benefit locals. Community benefits agreements, like the one being negotiated for the Waterfront Ballpark project, are meant to address this problem.
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.
The California Highway Patrol and attorney general failed in their bid to keep secret the names of officers Eric Hulbert, Donald Saputa, and Richard Henderson.
City councilmembers say civilian-led public safety programs and investments in housing, jobs, and the arts will grow over time, eventually leading to smaller police budgets.
The City Council will vote tomorrow on Oakland’s next two-year budget—including police spending—days after a mass shooting at Lake Merritt.
Councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas and Carroll Fife rallied hundreds Tuesday evening to support their vision for public safety in Oakland.
District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas unveiled her amendments to Mayor Libby Schaaf’s proposed two-year budget Monday.
Members of the “Grizzly Scouts” hunted law enforcement during the 2020 protests, and one of them allegedly murdered a federal guard.
OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong said today multiple officers will be disciplined for misconduct during demonstrations last summer.
Police commission investigators found multiple officers improperly used force, mistreated arrestees, and other policy violations.