After hearing concerns about toxic cleanup, rail safety, and nearby neighborhoods, and excitement about jobs and baseball, members voted 6-2 to approve a critical survey.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the project’s environmental impact report—a crucial step in the decision process.
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.
Russo submitted his resignation last week but will remain on the job until the summer to allow a smooth transition.
And the council wants the governor to dig into the state budget to prevent Oakland school closures.
Alameda County’s jail and sheriff’s office will be reformed under the supervision of a law firm, court-appointed mental health experts, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
The City Attorney announced a tentative deal that would keep Oakland’s coal ban in place, but allow development of part of the former Army Base.
A look at campaign finance records for 2021. Oakland’s election day is Nov. 8, while the county holds a June primary for district attorney, sheriff races.
A federal judge reduced the sentence because there was insufficient proof Amer Alhaggagi intended to harm the U.S. government.
Councilmembers will also hear a report on the state of firehouses, and vote to accept grants to reduce a backlog of OPD cases.
The new city ordinance also applies to senior centers, yoga studios, entertainment venues and large indoor events.
If it’s approved next month, the Coliseum will move to District 6, there won’t be a mega hills district after all, and Lake Merritt will stay the same.
With $40 million in city paving contracts up for grabs, minority biz owners say dropping the rules now would make existing inequities worse.
The Oakland Planning Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend the City Council certify the Howard Terminal project’s 3,500-page environmental impact report.
The commission meets Jan. 19 to weigh the pros and cons of changing City Council and school board district boundaries.
Councilmembers will also hear a report on whether the city can open more vaccination sites.
Oakland’s roadways are dangerous, and many residents we surveyed believe a lack of enforcement is partly to blame. Others are skeptical that policing can reduce collisions.
In September, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced California Highway Patrol officers were coming to Oakland for traffic safety. Here’s what CHP reported doing.
The most recent wave of thefts in November caused an estimated $5 million in damages and lost inventory for one of Oakland’s most important industries.
Despite progress, the Oakland Police Department remains short of full compliance with reform tasks.