Oakland City Council
The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.
A 10-year lease extension for the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum was approved Thursday by stadium officials, after contentious negotiations that raised the possibility the team might quickly depart from Oakland without a deal.
Oakland A’s Coliseum Extension In Limbo After Raucous, Outrage-Filled Meeting, City Council No-Shows
A planned vote on a disputed agreement between the Oakland Athletics and officials from Oakland and Alameda County over an extended lease at O.co Coliseum was put off Friday when Oakland city council members boycotted the meeting in protest.
Police in Oakland want to drop the city’s ShotSpotter program—a gunshot detection system—calling it expensive and redundant, despite calls from residents in high-crime neighborhoods to keep it.
Oakland official have delayed a vote on hiring a contractor for a controversial surveillance system in the city.
She has taken out papers to run in November for the open seat vacated by the retiring Pat Kernighan.
13-year-old Lee Weathersby III was shot on his way home on New Year’s Eve. His family believes it was a case of mistaken identity.
Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers on Monday to run for mayor in 2014 with reducing police response times and creating jobs as part of her platform.
The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee decided not to proceed with a controversial proposal for a city-wide youth curfew on Wednesday night. It was the third time that such a measure has been defeated in the last several years.
The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will consider a curfew proposal for the city’s youth on Tuesday night. The proposal—the third in the last several years—comes as 11 minors have been killed in gun violence this year.