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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Councilmember Libby Schaaf: Are you a Localist? (Community Voices)

Making small changes to how we do our shopping can result in big changes for our city.  According to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Localism is not just about shopping more in the city where you live; it’s about building a more sustainable, relationship-valued economy. It’s about supporting locally owned businesses where

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...

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...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Oakland City Council boosts tenant protections

Shortly before the midnight Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve a package of reforms that will increase protections for Oakland residents who live in the city’s 60,000 units of rent-controlled housing. “Tenants are...

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...

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

An open letter to Councilmember Schaaf about the Waterhouse shooting (Community Voices)

by  Mitsu Fisher  Dear Councilmember Schaaf, My wife and I own property, live and vote in District 4. We are raising two children and live on Forest Hill Avenue. Yesterday, a person who is not a sworn law enforcement...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Pat Kernighan–Oakland Council President– To Retire Next Year

Council President Pat Kernighan will not run for re-election next year, reports the Oakland Tribune. The District 2 representative, elected in 2005, will retire from politics, she announced Monday. Kernighan was appointed council president earlier this year. Her...

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

If Oakland Bullhook Ban Is Pursued, Could Ringling Bros. Pull Circus Out Of Oakland?

If Councilmember Libby Schaaf  and some suporters have their way, circus’ visiting Oakland–like the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus–which come to the Oracle Arena every year– will have to observe a local ordinance–proposed by Schaaf–that...

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...

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