On election night, Oakland voters will weigh in on Measure CC, a charter reform measure designed to provide the Oakland Public Ethics Commission with increased powers and responsibilities in monitoring City Hall.
At a rally in West Oakland, artists and presenters explained why the giant canvases behind them evoked both international struggles for natural resources and California’s ongoing conflicts over water rights.
Oakland city councilmember at-large Rebecca Kaplan was the first out lesbian elected to office in Oakland when she joined the city council in 2008. Now, at age 44, she has another goal for change: to become Oakland’s mayor.
Measure N is a parcel tax that, if passed on Tuesday, would direct funds towards college and career preparation programs in Oakland’s high schools.
We followed Oakland mayoral candidates Courtney Ruby, Joe Tuman, Bryan Parker and Mayor Jean Quan for a day on the campaign trail and documented what they are doing in their final push before Tuesday’s election.
As campaigns to raise minimum wages across California—and the country—press on, Oakland’s initiative is proving to be a divisive issue among nonprofits and private business.