City Council approved a $13,000 salary increase and proposed changes to the city’s constitution.
The activist turned District 3 rep. feels like 2023 is the year she can finally get stuff done.
A public opinion firestorm erupted over a proposal to give Mayor Sheng Thao a salary bump. We explain what’s going on.
The developer behind a controversial coal terminal claims over $148 million in lost profits. Oakland says residents’ health and safety are at risk.
Uncle Willie’s BBQ says tools and debris rained down during construction. Other Black-owned businesses say they’ve been hurt by downtown development.
Oakland has struggled for years to staff up departments that maintain roads, prevent gun violence, and issue permits. Relief is unlikely due to the budget crisis.
In a show of dissent, three councilmembers refused to approve Mayor Thao’s plan to merge several departments.
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After nearly 10 years in city government, the councilmember is still looking for ways to make his district cleaner and safer for families.
From combatting wage theft to enforcing environmental protections, the City Attorney currently doesn’t have the authority needed to get crucial things done.
Department of Violence Prevention contractors protested against budget cuts. The City Council has yet to decide on a final spending plan.
For the first time in years, there’s significant accord between Oakland’s City Council and mayor. Is that a good thing?
The East Bay Rental Housing Association would support property owners in Rent Adjustment Program hearings under a new proposal.
Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas released her edits to Mayor Sheng Thao’s proposed $4.2 billion budget, including more funds for fire trucks and the Department of Violence Prevention.
In his final weeks on the job, OFD’s outgoing chief helped land $27.4 million and avoid cuts in the next city budget.
Clear Channel Outdoor alleges the process for awarding a $73 million deal with Becker Boards and Outfront Foster Interstate was “tainted.”
Landlords trying to evict over a lease violation will have to prove that it caused them “substantial actual injury.”
The first-term councilmember said she wants to restore trust in City Hall, rejuvenate business corridors, and make roads safer.
Oakland City Council holds its first major meeting on the budget this afternoon to discuss Mayor Sheng Thao’s $4.2 billion plan.
The city described its efforts to stop traffic violence in a sweeping report this week.