Ban The Box
After years of deliberations, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to approve development of the old Oakland Army Base.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the battle over jobs could shape the future of redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.
Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.
A key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called “ban the box” approach to hiring, which means employers don’t ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they’ve ever been incarcerated.