A widely supported plan to distribute $63 million emerges from tensions around whether one West Oakland project is jumping ahead of the line.
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The entire Oakland City Council is making road safety a budget priority this year
In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”
Violence during a West Oakland homeless camp’s closure highlights dire stakes and lack of trust
A chaotic scene in West Oakland that left a city councilmember’s partner accused of assault reveals dangerous gaps in coordination during high-stakes events.
Oakland spends $120 million a year on homelessness. Could it do more?
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.
Oakland councilmembers and city administration clash over proposal to use army base for homeless shelter
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.
Landlords can’t raise rents above 3%, Oakland City Council says
The controversial policy from Carroll Fife applies to all rent-controlled buildings.
Howard Terminal ballpark: A conversation with Carroll Fife
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.
To raise city revenue, a plan to change how Oakland taxes big businesses
Small businesses and big corporations currently pay city taxes at basically the same rate. Once more, some councilmembers want to change that.
Kaplan and Fife urge city to seek affordable housing on more public properties
The Clay Street Garage closed in 2016. Two city councilmembers say there’s a better—if costly—use for the site.
Howard Terminal town hall: West Oakland residents share concerns—and Fife floats a bold proposal
City councilmember Carroll Fife, whose district contains the proposed site, raised the possibility of letting Oakland voters decide its fate.