Accusations of monopoly and deceit flew at a council committee meeting where a $68 million plan for new billboards across Oakland was approved.
The West Coast rap legend known for “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Dear Mama” will get a section of MacArthur Boulevard named after him.
Oakland’s ethics watchdog might scale back the “Democracy Dollars” initiative while its enforcement program stagnates.
Oakland’s Public Safety Committee also discussed replacing OPD’s helicopters with a new surveillance airplane.
OakDOT’s budget takes a slight cut, but investments in traffic safety programs grow.
Oakland Fire Chief Reginald Freeman’s surprise resignation is the latest turnover atop critical city departments.
Jenkins, who took the seat after Loren Taylor, is excited about economic development opportunities from the Coliseum site to small businesses. But gun violence and traffic safety are big concerns.
Bike and pedestrian activists want the council to increase spending on road infrastructure by $20 million, taking this funding out of the police budget.
At a City Council meeting that lasted until midnight, officials voted to sunset the pandemic policy while adopting new tenant protections.
Officials will also decide whether to increase the support for displaced Coliseum Connections tenants to $4 million.
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Councilmembers say the eviction ban should be phased out while new tenant protections are created.
Oakland has yet to set an expiration date for the pandemic policy.
In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”
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The city remains tight-lipped about the cyber attack.
Displaced Coliseum Connection renters said they’re “appalled” by the lack of assistance they’ve gotten.
Like most Bay Area cities, Oakland’s newly approved Housing Element doesn’t comply with state requirements, which could impact the city’s funding and ability to control development.
A year in the making, the Housing Element will now go to the state for approval.
Mayor Thao was sworn in at the Paramount Theater on Monday, alongside newly elected members of the City Council and school board.