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 D3 rep talks about going from activism to policy making, what’s possible at Wood Street, her role in shaping MACRO, and more.
Two queer women of color—a small-business owner and a social justice attorney—want to represent Oakland from Panoramic Hill to Laurel.
Harold Lowe is challenging incumbent Nikki Fortunato Bas in the race to represent Chinatown, Eastlake, San Antonio, and Grand Lake.
The District 7 representative, who is running for mayor, talks public safety, the Coliseum’s future, and the failed Emerald New Deal.
Plus: The city is paying $1.5 million to settle former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick’s lawsuit.
Plus: The council will vote on a police department hiring plan and hear a report on redlining in West Oakland.
The good government reforms would be decided by voters in the Nov. 8 election.
The Oakland City Council postponed a final decision on the proposed measure following a debate about its merits.
Councilmember Noel Gallo wanted voters to have a say about whether public funds should be used to build the A’s waterfront stadium and mixed-use development project.
Proponents want cannabis tax revenue dedicated to repairing communities harmed by the drug war. But others are concerned about withdrawing millions from the city’s general fund.
Also: social housing on the ballot, homeless shelters, and more from the City Council meeting.
Plus, Lowell Park’s basketball courts are getting a makeover.
Plus, the council is declaring this week Queer and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander week.
With Roe v. Wade’s future in jeopardy, Oakland leaders pledge to protect abortion and other reproductive health-care rights.
Plus: Legal settlements with two former city employees and funding to help people living at a E. 12th Street homeless encampment.
Plus: Madison Park is being renamed for Wilma Chan and councilmembers want an investigation of the treatment of women of color.
City staff are negotiating with an advertising firm to plant as many as 50 “8-foot-tall iPhones” on sidewalks.
Plus: Town Nights funding, traffic safety report, Coliseum board, and more.
The transitional housing program has been unusually successful, but the city is struggling to find funding to keep it open.