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.
Teens Could Vote in OUSD School Board Elections If Measure QQ PassesA measure on the ballot this November would, if approved, allow students as young as 16 years old to vote in Oakland Unified School District school board elections.
Oakland Council Revives 2005 Law Requiring Companies To Disclose Historical Ties To SlaveryCompanies that want to do business with the City of Oakland will have to look back into their past, following a decision by the City Council this week.
Oakland Leaders Proffer Plan to Relocate Homeless CampsOakland leaders are proposing an "Encampment Management Policy" that would ban tents within 150 feet of schools, no more than 50 feet from homes, businesses, playgrounds, parks and other recreation areas. A councilman says enforcement of existing policies is what's needed first.
New Oakland Police Initiative Takes on Rising Violence in CityOakland Police kicked off an initiative to stem the rising violence in the city Friday afternoon that focuses on community policing.
Oakland City Council Approves Cap On Charges For Food DeliveriesOakland City Council approved a maximum allowed fee Tuesday that delivery companies like Doordash can charge local restaurants for delivering food. 
Oakland Voters To Decide On Ballot Measure Strengthening Police CommissionOakland city councilmembers resolved on Thursday to put a measure to strengthen the police commission before voters in Noveber.
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.
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.