Oakland City Council

Vigil Remembers Slain Oakland City Council President's GrandsonOakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney attended a candlelight prayer vigil early Thursday evening for her grandson, a teen who was fatally shot near the West Oakland BART station last weekend.
Oakland City Council To Consider New Gun RestrictionsOakland officials are proposing several new ordinances to regulate guns in the city, seeking to reduce guns stolen from homes and vehicles including from law enforcement officers and banning high-capacity magazines.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.
Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge's OrdersThe Oakland City Council must open upstairs gallery seating for the Tuesday’s meeting after an Alameda County judge issued a temporary restraining order against the city today, a city employee union organizer said.
City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland HillsCity officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
Oakland City Leaders Enforce New Rules To Prevent Disruptions At City Council MeetingsWhen protesters chained themselves to a railing and shut down an Oakland City Council meeting last month, city leaders decided something needed to change.
Activists Chain Themselves Together, Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting Over Lack Of Affordable HousingAffordable housing activists angry over a proposed high-rise near Lake Merritt shut down an Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday evening, forcing the Council to shout over singing protesters just to adjourn the disrupted meeting.
Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid DiscordPlans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city's planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.
Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection Ordinance After Increasing Complaints About Landlord HarassmentOakland renters will soon have a new list of protections against harassment and evictions as the Oakland City Council night approved a tenant protection ordinance on Tuesday night.
Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In OaklandThe 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.
Coliseum Officials Approve Oakland A's Lease ExtensionA 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-ShowsA 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.

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