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Oakland $10.20 Minimum Wage Ordinance Held in Committee

An Oakland City Council ordinance that would enact a citywide minimum wage of $10.20 was held in committee Tuesday while staff continues to study the issue. Meanwhile, a potential local initiative for the...
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The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Apr. 8, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Apr. 8, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CRAZY LIKE A FOX THEATER The...
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Mayor Quan and Joe Tuman joust at public safety debate (Analysis)

“Did you hear the first words out of her mouth?” Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman said incredulously of Mayor Jean Quan. “‘I’m sorry I misspoke.’ How many times have you heard...
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Oakland Mayoral Challengers Vow to Reduce Crime While Criticizing Quan (Analysis)

Public safety, the likely signature issue of this year's Oakland mayoral election received its very own candidate's forum Thursday night. Nine of the expansive list of challengers to Mayor Jean Quan offered...
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The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Apr. 1, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Apr. 1, 5:30 p.m. Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg  >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARD The crematorium proposed for...
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The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Mar. 25, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Mar. 25, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DENSITY BONUSES Oakland needs to...
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Oakland Councilman Larry Reid: New signage sounds fine (Analysis)

Dwain Butler appeared before the Oakland City Council Rules Committee Thursday morning with an idea to add the phrase “lovelife” to the city’s welcome signs. Although council members generally supported...
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Port of Oakland staff recommending exclusive negotiating agreement with downtown ballpark investors

The Port of Oakland staff will recommend at its next meeting Mar. 27 to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement with a group of Oakland business interests hoping to build a waterfront ballpark at the...
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Tenants’ Rights Resolution Heads To Oakland City Council As Talks Continue

A resolution package giving Oakland renters some power to limit landlords' ability to pass on capital improvement costs to tenants was moved in its entirety to the full City Council next week.  A motion by...
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The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Mar. 4, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Mar. 4, 5:30 p.m. Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg  >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARD Councilmember Lynette Gibson...