Oakland Begins First Phase Of $500 Guaranteed Income ProgramThe Mayor of Oakland and other city officials announced Tuesday that the city started accepting applications for the first phase of its guaranteed income program, which provides $500-monthly payments for 18 months to families in need.
Oakland Ordinance Aims To Increase Affordable Housing ConstructionA new ordinance going before the Oakland City Council aims to update the city’s building and zoning laws to allow for affordable housing options such as tiny homes and manufactured homes.
Oakland City Officials Swear In New Fire Chief Reginald FreemanOakland city officials swore in Reginald Freeman Monday as the city’s new fire chief, who promised to keep the city safe and diversify its membership.
Oakland Mayor Schaff's $3.85 Billion Budget Includes Funds For Homeless, Public Safety, BlightOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released her 2021-23 budget Friday, a $3.85 billion plan that includes homelessness, public safety, jobs, and healthier neighborhoods.
Big City Mayors Call On State To Allocate $20 Billion Over 5 Years To Curb HomelessnessCalifornia's Big City Mayors, a coalition of mayors from the 13 largest cities, are calling on the state to allocate half of its $40 billion surplus to local governments to curb and end homelessness.
Oakland Officials Announce Ramped Up Clean Up Of Illegal Dumping SitesOakland City officials announced a citywide crackdown on illegal dumping Wednesday, promising to clean up the mess caused by those not wanting to drop their trash at the dump.
Showdown Over Police Resources As Oakland's Chinatown Sees Spike In Violent RobberiesResidents and businesses in Oakland's Chinatown say their neighborhood is under siege from increasingly violent robberies, but the response has turned into a showdown over police resources as the city faces a massive budget deficit.
Project Home: Amid California Homelessness Crisis, Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Fund ProgramsA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by create a permanent funding stream for homeless programs.
COVID Cuts: Oakland Announces $29M In Immediate Spending Cuts; Police, Fire Not SparedOfficials in Oakland announced the city is implementing nearly $30 million in immediate spending cuts, as the city projects a budget deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to soar.
Controversial Rules on Oakland Homeless Encampments Unanimously ApprovedOakland City Council unanimously approved new rules that prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches as the city copes with a recent spike in its homeless population.
City Auditor Says Oakland Fire Department Slow to Reform After Ghost ShipA new report found that the Oakland Fire Department made limited progress on recommended reforms nearly four years after the Ghost Ship fire killed 36 people at a warehouse in Oakland.