Tag Archives: councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-large)

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers a 20 minute State of the City address on Tuesday night. Photo by Ali DeFazio

Mayor Schaaf delivers State of the City address to a sparse audience

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf touted her accomplishments on housing, crime reduction, and education during her State of the City address, which only had a small audience.

City council approves Oak Knoll development project

Oak Knoll is a housing development project that will bring new commerce and housing to the East Oakland. But even though housing is much needed in Oakland, some Oaklanders stand against the project because it...
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan plays the shofar for the Jewish New Year at the Oakland City Hall Council meeting. Photo by Khaled Sayed

City Council approves renaming grove after Black Panther member, hears from Mayor Schaaf

On Tuesday's City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to approve renaming a tree grove after a Black Panther Party member and heard an update on the State of the City report by the mayor.
Police Chief Howard Jordan addresses the City Council about a recent crime report during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Angela Hart

Oakland city council approves new plans to address foreclosures

During a heated meeting Tuesday night, Oakland City Council members approved two new plans to address the city’s foreclosure crisis in Oakland, and also accepted with mixed reactions a lengthy police department report about crime...

New bike lanes installed in downtown area

City officials and bicycle advocates and riders gathered Friday to celebrate the addition of new bike lanes on Webster Street and Franklin Street in downtown Oakland.