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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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 investors for Oakland’s Fox Theater want the city to reaffirm certain tax credits used for the massive restoration project will be afforded to them in the future.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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 that?” Although, many candidates for mayor...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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 their solutions for reducing violent crime in...

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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 East Oakland could incinerate 3,000 bodies...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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 update its planning code regarding density bonuses used for enticing...

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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 the sentiment of the charming request, the...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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 port-owned Howard Terminal...

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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 Councilmember Libby...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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 McElhaney’s speech Feb. 18 against the DAC...

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Feb. 25, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ROSY ECONOMIC NUMBERS City Administration says Oakland has an additional $18 million in projected revenue...

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