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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Meeting sheds light on ALCO’s transportation roadmap, transit cuts

An effort to make Interstate 880 at Broadway and Jackson in Oakland safer and less congested is moving forward, with an environmental document and plan approval planned by early 2013. Another effort to create a bus service that works like light rail between downtown Berkeley and downtown San Leandro – known as bus rapid transit

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Public Safety Committee recommends awarding $116,000 contract without competitive bids for online crime mapping

The nonprofit Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council will likely do crime analysis for the Oakland Police Department, the city’s public safety committee decided this past week. Under the proposed contract, Urban Strategies will be paid $116,000 for city-wide...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Uncollected, Mishandled Parking Fees Lost City Up to $120K

The city failed to collect or lost some $120,000 in revenue from residential parking permits due to poor management, according to reports released by the Oakland city auditor this week. According to auditor Courtney A. Ruby, the...

Monday, June 14th, 2010

East Oakland Zoning Meetings Offer Hope to Economically Depressed Areas

About 40 people attended a recent meeting to study how new city zoning would affect East Oakland, though some residents wanted more immediate solutions for the economically depressed area. The June 10 meeting held at Frick Middle...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Low Primary Turnouts Still Brought Passionate Voters to Polls

On Primary Election Day, it was slow going at the Lakeside Park Garden Center near Lake Merritt. In the late afternoon, a trickle of people walked into the polling place where a group of volunteers waited. It...

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Massive re-zoning effort underway throughout Oakland, residents invited to slew of meetings

Residents are invited to a series of public meetings that will lead to the comprehensive update of Oakland’s zoning regulations, a process the city last undertook 45 years ago. The effort is intended to bring the city’s...