New estimates say it would cost a staggering $4.5 billion to house all homeless residents, but some officials say the city could be more creative.
Councilmember Carroll Fife called the need for space to house Wood Street residents “an emergency.” City staff say there are legal and environmental issues with her request.
The controversial policy from Carroll Fife applies to all rent-controlled buildings.
The A’s want to build a stadium in Councilmember Fife’s district. She spoke to us about the A’s outreach to her, affordable housing, having voters decide, and more.
Small businesses and big corporations currently pay city taxes at basically the same rate. Once more, some councilmembers want to change that.
The Clay Street Garage closed in 2016. Two city councilmembers say there’s a better—if costly—use for the site.
City councilmember Carroll Fife, whose district contains the proposed site, raised the possibility of letting Oakland voters decide its fate.