Oakland 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.
The city of Oakland is looking for new ideas to stop a surge in gun violence. Jessica Hollie, an expectant mother, told city council: “I tried to talk about this a lot before I came because I didn’t want to cry: I am sad and scared to be having a black boy in Oakland.”
There was a changing of the guard at the Oakland City Council Monday with three new members being sworn in and Councilwoman Pat Kernighan being elected as the council’s new president.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that a new report indicates that her city’s fiscal position is the strongest it’s been in a decade.
The head of the Oakland City Council is asking for help from the community following the murders of seven people over the past week.
Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan has admitted to some statistical mistakes with her 100 Blocks plan, but is defending it and pushing forward despite criticism.
Monday’s shootings at Oikos University have left one Oakland City Councilman pondering what he calls an insane amount of guns on his city’s streets.
About 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.
The president of the Oakland City Council plans to introduce a proposal for a citywide youth curfew to help stop what he calls the out of control gun violence in the city, but Mayor Jean Quan is already voicing opposition to the plan.
Oakland’s City Council president is among two councilmen calling for a curfew for teenagers and an expansion of the city’s gang injunction efforts in the wake of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.