A city councilman is threatening to quit over violence in his city after a 21-year-old father was killed as he left for work from his Oakland hills home Tuesday morning.
Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid said he feels like a failure after making a promise nearly two decades ago to his constituents that he would make Oakland a place where they could raise a family.
Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid said he is very disappointed, and feels the decision disrespects the city and thousands of loyal fans.
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.
San Francisco State University Professor and political analyst Joe Tuman announced Wednesday that he will run for mayor of Oakland for a second time in 2014.
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.