The operator of One Rose of Unity said she provides a needed service to tenants who’d otherwise be homeless.
A new report faulted the Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council for chaotic meetings and confusing votes. But some stakeholders say the audit is a political broadside.
Nearly 40 official city committees help make policy and serve as watchdogs, but they need volunteers.
The 2024 election is a long way off, but candidates are emerging in several key races already.
Any Oakland resident who is registered to vote in the city can apply between now and Oct. 27.
OPD quietly shut down its license plate reader system in February, but officials are pushing for more cameras.
Parker served as city attorney since 2011 and said she is proudest of establishing civil rights, housing, and community law programs.
Two commissioners claim they aren’t being reappointed because of corruption. A judge said these allegations are based on a “weak premise.”
Residents often look to their neighborhoods’ elected representatives to “clean up the streets.” Here’s how city councilmembers can—and can’t—affect public safety in their districts.
The claim, a precursor to a potential lawsuit, takes aim at OPD’s federal oversight.
The Measure HH advisory board wants 60% of the sugary drink tax to go to community groups, but the mayor and council are using most of the money for city-run programs.
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.
Mayor Sheng Thao is asking residents to give City Hall feedback on critical issues like affordable housing, public safety, and economic development.
The city is cutting the Department of Violence Prevention’s budget by $4.4 million to help address a historic deficit. We followed a violence interrupter to see what could be lost.
The Police Commission is hosting several community forums and surveying residents about what qualities they want to see in the next OPD leader.
District Attorney Pamela Price defended and explained her public safety philosophy during an emotional town hall that drew hundreds.
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 agency will convert its two at-large seats to district elections, redrawing ward boundaries in time for the 2024 election.
The Council President talks budget highlights, protecting Oakland workers, funding violence prevention, and department mergers.