Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address RacismOakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.
Oakland City Council Votes Not To Censure Desley Brooks Over Improper Hiring Allegations The Oakland City Council voted to not censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks Thursday night for allegedly interfering with the construction and operation of two city recreation centers in her district in East Oakland.
Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury ReportThe Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.
Grand Jury Calls Oakland Teen Center Project 'A Complete Fiasco'The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process "a complete fiasco."
$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To BudgetA $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.
Auditor Says Oakland Lawmakers Interfered With Contract Bidding ProcessOakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.
Oakland Extends Agreement With CHP To Deploy Extra OfficersThe Oakland City Council approved spending $162,000 for two more months of the extra patrols.
Cash-Strapped Oakland Wants Out Of Costly Bond Deal With Goldman Sachs Oakland is currently paying $4 million a year in interest to Goldman Sachs for bonds at a locked-in rate that has them overpaying by millions compared current rates. City officials have said that needs to change.
Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
City Council Members: Remove Occupy Oakland EncampmentAbout 30 shouting Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a news conference in which four City Council members and business leaders called for the immediate removal of the encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Two Oakland City Council Members Deny Special Treatment By PoliceTwo Oakland City Council members deny receiving special treatment from police after their cars were burglarized.
Oakland Violence Could Have Been Worse