Oakland committee meeting abruptly ends after gunfire heard outside

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Blasts of gunfire rang just outside a session of an Oakland City Council committee hearing Tuesday afternoon.The shooting, which earlier reports say included casualties, occurred during the City Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee meeting held in a small meeting room on the ground floor of Oakland City Hall.just heard ~20 … Continue reading Oakland committee meeting abruptly ends after gunfire heard outside

Alameda County set to join ENA extension with Coliseum City developer

COLISEUM CITY | The Oakland City Council will vote on extending its current Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the developer group seeking to build Coliseum City during a special meeting Friday morning. However, as opposed to a recent extension with the group, the new agreement now includes Alameda County.The three-party ENA will replace the current pact … Continue reading Alameda County set to join ENA extension with Coliseum City developer

Contaminated Soil Used to Fill Trench Halts Work on Oakland Army Base Project

Groundbreaking last November for the first phase of the Oakland Global project.PHOTO/Steven Tavares OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | A subcontractor doing work at the Oakland Army improperly filled a utility trench with approximately 20,000 cubic yards of untested soil left over by a former tenant and later found to be contaminated, city staff members said Tuesday. Urban Recycling Solutions, … Continue reading Contaminated Soil Used to Fill Trench Halts Work on Oakland Army Base Project

Oakland Councilman’s $10.20 Minimum Wage Ordinance Held in Committee

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | An Oakland City Council ordinance that would enact a citywide minimum wage of $10.20 was held in committee Tuesday while staff continues to study the issue. Meanwhile, a potential local initiative for the November ballot to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 per hour continues to gain steam. The proposed ordinance … Continue reading Oakland Councilman’s $10.20 Minimum Wage Ordinance Held in Committee

Competing Foreclosure Resolutions Faceoff At Next Oakland Council Meeting

Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplanand Desley Brooks.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//FORECLOSURES | A pair of largely ceremonial Oakland City Council resolutions, both lauding Richmond for its efforts in helping owners of underwater mortgages in that city, is heading on a collision course next week. On Tuesday, the Oakland Community and Economic Development Committee approved a watered down resolution … Continue reading Competing Foreclosure Resolutions Faceoff At Next Oakland Council Meeting

Renaming Oakland’s 19th Street BART Station Could Be Costly

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland's Uptown is where the cool cats play. Hip taverns and restaurants of national renown reside in the neighborhood and some want to rebrand the 19th Street BART station to reflect its resurgence. Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney proposed Tuesday to seek preliminary support for renaming the station as “19th Street/Oakland Uptown.”However, the city’s potential … Continue reading Renaming Oakland’s 19th Street BART Station Could Be Costly

What New Faces, Changes In Oakland May Mean for Stadium Situations

The EastBayCitizen is partnering with newballpark.org to help explain one of the region's most compelling political and economic issues--the future of professional sports in the East Bay. Below is an article from newballpark.org which has extensively covered the issue in Oakland and San Jose and places in between.A series of changes at Oakland City Hall … Continue reading What New Faces, Changes In Oakland May Mean for Stadium Situations