Tag Archives: community and economic development agency

Oakland's newly adopted 2012 budget

Infographic: How Oakland is balancing the budget

With the dissolution of the Oakland’s redevelopment agency, the city is looking at a $28 million budget shortfall. In an effort to fill that hole, the city council passed a new budget Tuesday evening that...
Councilmembers Patricia Kernighan and Nancy Nadel discuss the new budget proposal at a town hall meeting Monday night.

At town hall meeting, residents and councilmembers debate mayor’s budget proposal

About 20 concerned citizens, activists and advocacy leaders debated the mayor’s new budget proposal Monday night at a town hall meeting organized by Councilmembers Patricia Kernighan and Nancy Nadel.
The Oakland Gift Card can be bought and redeemed at 19 local businesses.

Retailers launch Oakland Gift Card to help people shop locally

A small group of local businesses kicked off the holiday shopping season this month by introducing a new gift card program intended to keep retail sales dollars in Oakland. The “Oakland Gift Card,” which is...
The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Brown's plans to dissolve redevelopment agencies and divert their funds to school districts. Screenshot courtesy of www.calchannel.com, which webcasted the hearing Thursday.

Should California Redevelopment Agencies give funding to school districts?

As the Oakland School Board moves forward with its plan to close five elementary schools in order to save $2 million, the California Supreme Court is considering whether redevelopment agencies should be required to give...

Ex-offenders and low-income youth help reduce vandalism in Oakland through graffiti abatement program

Oakland Community and Economic Development Agency has partnered with service organizations to create job opportunities for out-of-work youth while mitigating blight in the city’s commercial corridors. The city’s partnership with Men of Valor, a non-profit...

High hopes for new dealerships rolling into Broadway Auto Row

City of Oakland officials have high hopes that the new dealerships will help reinvigorate Auto Row, a long stretch of Broadway between Grand Avenue and 40th Street that since, 1912, has been a hub of...
Downtown residents and community members learned about the City's plans to redevelop the area around the Lake Merritt BART Station Monday night

At open house on redesign of Lake Merritt BART area, talk of bike lanes, security improvements

Community members and city officials met Monday night at an open house held at the Laney College Student Center for the redevelopment of the Lake Merritt BART station neighborhood.

Ignite! expo helps Oakland business owners make connections

Food, handicrafts and live performances are not exclusive to street fairs—on Friday afternoon, more than 70 Bay Area businesses convened at the Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland for the 2011 Ignite! New Business Expo,...