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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Major improvement to Oakland Public Ethics Commission proposed; will City Council take action? (Community Voices)

Major opportunities to improve the way a city operates and serves its residents are rare. Last year, the City of Oakland encountered such a chance. After a groundswell of community support and months of working on a solution, our time is now to decide whether we want to make Oakland’s government more accountable to the

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Council member Libby Schaaf enters Oakland Mayoral Race

By Tasion Kwamilele, Oakland Post Ending weeks of speculation, District 4 Councilwoman Libby Schaaf officially filed as a candidate for the 2014 Mayoral race Tuesday morning at the City Clerk’s office. “I’ve lived in this city my whole life, I’ve...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Unlike Oakland, Richmond Contributes to Federally Supported Job Programs (Analysis)

By Tasion Kwamilele, Oakland Post Oakland’s Workforce Investment Board takes one-third of its federal job and training funds to pay for administrative overhead. But other nearby cites, including Richmond, not only do not use job funds to pay...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Power to the people: Speaking out beyond Oakland (Part 2 in a series)

Want to do more to make your views known? Here are some ways to take advantage of the channels for civic and political participation, how they work, and why it matters beyond the City of Oakland. You...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

List Of Possible Challengers To Oakland Mayor Quan Begins To Emerge (Analysis)

Even the though the 2014 election season in Oakland is over a year away that doesn’t preclude potential candidates from starting early. Not only is attracting local community support important, but more importantly, those who wait too...

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

City Administrator puts in heavy work for Oakland

Dan Lindheim gave a candid interview where he delved into how Oakland ended up in such a financial mess. I was surprised when Lindheim told me that he originally did not want to be Oakland’s city administrator....