The Oakland City Council agenda is still feeling
the effects of the May 4 shutdown by protesters.
PHOTO/Jaime Omar Yassin

Oakland City Council Preview
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, third floor
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5 p.m.
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THIS & THAT $8 million in New Market Tax Credits are coming to the developer behind the Foothill and Seminary Project featuring Walgreens as an anchor tenant. Approval would come on top of $6 million in tax credits already offered by the city. Recall the project attracted some controversy earlier this year when city staff asked for Walgreens to be exempt from the city’s living wage ordinance. Walgreens’ adherence to the ordinance was due to previously accepted said tax credits…Confirmation of a previous council decision to consolidate walk-in citizen complaints against police at the Citizens Police Review Board makes it back to the agenda after the May 4 early council adjournment delayed the action…More from the ongoing contract talks between California Waste Solutions and Waste Management on the city’s zero waste garbage contract resumes Tuesday night. Still no agreement as the July 1 deadline nears…

An informational report from the Citizens Police Review Board covering January 2013 through December 2014 will be presented to the council, in addition, to audits on the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District and public safety Measure Y…Planning Commissioners Emily Weinstein and Adhi Nagral are set to be reappointed by Mayor Libby Schaaf, along with the appointment of Amanda Monchamp. Because it is an emergency finding, the appointments need a two-thirds majority… A resolution supporting State Sen. Ricardo Lara’s Senate Bill 411 affirming the right of citizens to photograph and videotape police officers in public is being offered by Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney…

Also: May 11 Oakland City Council committee notes

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE The council declares May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Community Action Month. May 17-23 is proclaimed as National Public Works Week. After the May 4 was shut down by protesters, the state champion Bishop O’Dowd boys and girls basketball teams will be honored Tuesday evening.

LAST TIME OUT What didn’t happened May 4 was a host of pending agenda items following the abrupt takeover of the Oakland City Council by protesters opposing the proposed public sale of the East 12th Street remainder parcel. The acre site is the planned location for a 24-story luxury tower overlooking Lake Merritt. Protesters shut down the meeting shortly after the mayor presented her budget proposal to the council. The proposed sale has yet to return to the council agenda.
Next council meeting: Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m.