Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Oakland City Council To Revisit Recently Approved Budget Amid Calls To Defund PoliceDemands by residents to defund the police were heard Tuesday by Oakland City Council members who will now revisit the budget they approved last week.
Oakland To Pay $147K In Settlement With Cyclist Arrested, Jailed For 'Bicycling While Black'Oakland City Council members approved a settlement Tuesday with Richmond resident Najari Smith, who was stopped by police in 2018 for allegedly playing music too loud from a trailer attached to a bicycle he was riding.
Oakland Council Members, Small Business Owners Seek Change To Business TaxThree members of the Oakland City Council and a coalition of small business owners and labor union officials on Thursday called for changes to the city's business tax code.
Oakland Lawmakers Put Youth School Board Voting On November BallotOakland teens are one step closer to voting in school board elections following the City Council's decision Tuesday to put the idea on the November ballot.
Coronavirus Update: Oakland City Council Approves COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Through May 31The Oakland City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting on Friday to approve an emergency ordinance imposing a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions, rent increases and late fees during the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Oakland City Council Declares Coronavirus Public Health EmergencyThe Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a resolution confirming former City Administrator Sabrina Landreth's declaration of a public health emergency on Monday because of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Oakland Mayor Schaaf Opposes Marijuana Tax Break Proposed By City CouncilOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says she opposes a proposed tax break for the city’s largest cannabis businesses that the City Council will consider at its meeting on Tuesday evening.
Oakland Delays Action On Reducing Cannabis Taxes; Business Owners ChafeThe Oakland City Council early Wednesday delayed taking any action on reducing cannabis business taxes until the fall, leading to frustration from cannabis business operators who argue that the city is at risk of losing business.
Oakland Officials Take Step Towards Banning City Use Of Facial Recognition TechThe city of Oakland on Tuesday took a first step towards banning the use of facial recognition technology by city employees, including the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland City Council Backs 2 Bills For Building A's Stadium At Howard TerminalOakland city councilmembers voted unanimously Wednesday to back state legislation to build a new Oakland A's stadium at Howard Terminal.