A widely supported plan to distribute $63 million emerges from tensions around whether one West Oakland project is jumping ahead of the line.
In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”
Rebecca Kaplan lost the District 3 race to Lena Tam, who could be the deciding vote to end the county’s eviction moratorium. But a renter-friendly majority controls Oakland City Council with an ally in the mayor’s office.
Kaplan allegedly failed to disclose her ownership of a Jack London District condo next to a park she voted to expand.
With Roe v. Wade’s future in jeopardy, Oakland leaders pledge to protect abortion and other reproductive health-care rights.
Surlene Grant, David Kakishiba, Rebecca Kaplan, and Lena Tam want to represent downtown and East Oakland on the powerful county board.
The Clay Street Garage closed in 2016. Two city councilmembers say there’s a better—if costly—use for the site.
Former Alameda Councilmember Lena Tam and former Oakland school board director David Kakishiba are also running in the June 7 primary election.
Libby Schaaf and Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid want to reverse City Council budget decisions, adding another police academy and unfreezing police positions.
Employees suspected of consuming marijuana at work could still be tested under a proposed change.
Finance committee will hear about unfilled city jobs while public safety will consider ending cannabis tests.