Rebecca Kaplan Elected Oakland City Council PresidentVeteran councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan was elected president of the Oakland City Council at the council's first meeting of the year on Monday.
Election Shake-Up Changes Look Of Oakland City CouncilReelected Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff will have a couple of months to prepare for the beginning of her second term with a very different city council.
Embattled Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks Loses Reelection BidEntrepreneur and management consultant Loren Taylor was elected to be the new councilmember for District 6 in East Oakland in Tuesday’s five-candidate election, ending incumbent Desley Brooks’ 16-year tenure in the seat.
New Lawsuit Aims To Repeal Loitering Law, Reduce Police HarassmentThere is a new lawsuit to repeal a loitering law in Oakland, claiming that Oakland Housing Authority police are using the law to harass people.
Ethics Commission Proposes Limit On Free Warriors Tickets For City CouncilOakland’s Public Ethics Commission is considering a massive overhaul of the policy that has given City Council members hundreds of thousands of dollars in Warriors basketball tickets free of charge.
Oakland City Council Votes To Close So-Called 'Duplex Loophole'Oakland city council members voted early Wednesday morning to close an eviction loophole that was putting hundreds of renters at risk of getting kicked out of their homes.
Oakland Leaders Approve Ordinance Curbing Use Of Plastic StrawsThe Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city's restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.
Frustrated Oakland City Councilwoman Won't Run For Re-ElectionAn Oakland city councilwoman fed up with the antics and corruption at city hall told KPIX 5 Thursday she has had enough and won't run for re-election.
Oakland City Council Approves Cannabis Regulation MeasureThe Oakland City Council has unanimously approved amendments authored by Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan to move forward with adult use permits and temporary local authorizations for regulating and taxing cannabis.
Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection OrdinanceThe Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a uniform relocation ordinance which extends relocation payments to tenants who are displaced for owner or relative move-ins.
New Push In Oakland To Ban Flavored Tobacco Products The City councilwoman from Oakland who spearheaded the city's soda tax it taking aim at flavored tobacco and vaping products she says are getting kids hooked on a bad habit.
Councilmember Wants Oakland Officials Free Warriors Tickets Sold To The PublicAn Oakland city councilmember has proposed that city officials turn over the free professional sports tickets they receive and have the city sell the tickets to pay for public services, her office said Thursday.
Oakland City Council Urges Dakota Access Pipeline DivestmentThe Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan’s resolution urging the California Public Employee’s Retirement System to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Gunfire Joke By Oakland Councilmember Called 'Inappropriate'Gunfire outside City Hall while the Oakland City Council was in session on Tuesday elicited a joke caught on video that didn't sit well with some of the gathered East Bay politicians.
Oakland Officials Prepare For Raiders Stadium Plan PushThe City of Oakland is getting ready to make what could be it's final play to keep the Raiders on Monday as city officials prepared to vote on the proposed stadium plan Tuesday.