Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
After this midterm election, California remains a Democratic stronghold, but some are upset that the state didn’t go far enough to live up to its professed progressive values. Here are reactions from local liberal activists.
“Voting is important because our voices are so seldom heard,” said Mavin Griffin, founder and resident of the Wood Street encampment for the homeless in West Oakland.
Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
Love them or hate them, electric scooters are now a regular sight on city streets across the nation. Since they first came to Oakland this summer, they’ve been operating in a legal gray area—there was no legislation in place to regulate them. That changed in September, when the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance to develop permits for scooter companies.
As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an “age-friendly city,” District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.