A number of East Oakland merchants want to put a detour in the path of AC Transit’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit along a stretch of International Blvd., because they’re concerned with how it will affect their businesses.
Despite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
The proposal being looked at would eliminate parking and build a bike lane on one side of the busy street.
Merchants and shoppers in the City of Oakland are receiving a holiday gift: free parking on Saturdays. It’s something of a gift for the merchants, too: business owners hope it will allow them to compete with the malls and big box stores during the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
In this KCBS exclusive, reporter Doug Sovern at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, found out that the Romney campaign has barred merchants from selling their wares at the event, instead setting up their own store.
After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
Berkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city’s commercial sidewalks.
Despite recent arrests at the Occupy SF encampment and complaints from nearby merchants, Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that there were no immediate plans to remove the encampment.
The controversial San Francisco law has been enforced for six months, with mainly positive results.