As drama continues to build around BART contract negotiations, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is pushing legislation forward that would make a BART strike illegal while Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer works to gather support locally.
Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb is attempting to put the spotlight on civic accountability with a new ethics work group. The group will provide a forum for public comment, and it will work in an unofficial advisory capacity with the Oakland Public Ethics Commission.
Oakland city officials on Tuesday launched RecordTrac, a new program designed by Code for America that allows users to request public records online.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 today, which will increase minimum wage in California from the current $8 floor wage to $10 by 2016 – one of the highest rates in America.
Councilmember Noel Gallo’s ordinance prohibiting demonstrators from carrying “tools of violence” went through final passage at Tuesday night’s Oakland City Council meeting, effectively banning items such as hammers, shields and knives from protests. The ordinance was brought up again before the council in light of the protests against George Zimmerman’s acquittal this summer in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida; specifically, after Drew Cribley, a waiter at Flora, was struck in the head with a hammer during the protests. “Hammer”…
New proposed boundaries between Oakland’s hills and flatlands are near the top of the agenda as Oakland prepares to redraw boundaries of city council and school board districts.