New signs were unveiled Monday morning by Mayor Sheng Thao and members of the City Council and OakDOT.
In its first full session since July, the council discussed 911, security cameras, walking officers, and more. But nothing will happen quickly.
The storied civil rights group’s local chapter is calling for more police and opposing progressive leaders. Some say this is out of step with the organization’s purpose.
An understaffed department missed out on potentially millions in state funds, raising questions about the city’s strategy for securing outside dollars.
City Auditor Courtney Ruby is leaving her job after 13 years. She says the city has changed in important ways.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved an additional $3.3 million to pay for the department’s contracts with community-based organizations.
Held across the street from each other, the two events illustrated a growing chasm—and some significant overlap, too—in how Oaklanders are talking about some of the city’s biggest problems.
The mayor and several councilmembers announced a $2.5 million investment in OPD’s struggling emergency call center.
The City Auditor investigates fraud, waste, and abuse. Here’s a list of what the auditor is working on over the next year.
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.
OPD quietly shut down its license plate reader system in February, but officials are pushing for more cameras.
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.
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.
The commission’s chief investigator says his team is overwhelmed by cases. Blowing deadlines could mean discipline can’t be issued.
The Council President talks budget highlights, protecting Oakland workers, funding violence prevention, and department mergers.
The campaign finance reform initiative will be postponed until 2026 due to budget constraints. Supporters are using the extra time to prepare.
The utility giant is burying thousands of miles of power lines—but not in Oakland.
Residents of Coliseum Connections have been uprooted for seven months. They recently protested outside their landlord’s home.
City Council approved a $13,000 salary increase and proposed changes to the city’s constitution.