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.
Oakland City Council Holds Long Hearing On Budget, But Postpones ActionThe Oakland City Council held a marathon special meeting on Monday night on the city's budget for the next two fiscal years, but didn't take any action on the subject.
Oakland Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms In Response To Mental Health CrisisOakland city leaders have voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and one city councilmember says the move will help Oakland tackle other serious issues.
Oakland One Step Closer To Legalizing 'Magic Mushrooms' As Bill Moves ForwardThe city of Oakland is one step closer to legalizing psychedelic mushrooms. The Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to pass the measure on to the city council.
Raiders To Stay In Oakland For 2019 After City Council Approves Coliseum LeaseThe Oakland City Council voted Thursday morning to extend the Raider's lease agreement for this season with an option for the 2020-2021 season, according to city officials.
Raiders' Coliseum Lease Agreement Approved By Alameda County SupervisorsAlameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a lease agreement that would help keep the Oakland Raiders in the Coliseum for at least one more year.