Tag Archives: Dan Kalb

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...

Incumbents sweep Oakland City Council and school board elections

Sitting Oakland city council and school board members won’t have to get out of their chairs; incumbents swept the seven combined seats up for re-election Tuesday. Still, many candidates say their victors were soured by the...
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.
Current situation of the street where 16 people lost their lives in the 1991 Oakland firestorm because a broken car blocked the route.

Oakland’s plan to prevent wildfires in Oakland Hills faces challenges

City of Oakland plans to reduce plants that can fuel fire and create a more accessible pathway for emergency vehicles, but there's opposition.

Lack of benefits and work continuity weighs heavily on temporary part-time city workers

For the last three years, Connor Crabb has been working as a recreation leader at Studio One, a city-run center in Oakland that offers afterschool and summer art classes to children. The 24-year-old Oakland native...
Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb, the main force behind Measure CC, speaks to a reporter.

Kalb urges yes on CC, beefing up Oakland’s Ethics Commission

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.
Causa Justa members debrief after the advancement of a Tenant Protection Ordinance at Tuesday's special committee meeting

After contentious meeting, Tenant Protection Ordinance will advance

Emotions ran high as tenants, landlords and council members discussed whether or not to pass the Tenant Protection Ordinance during a Special Community and Economic Development Committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The Ordinance was ultimately...

You Tell Us: Cellphone ‘kill switches’ will cut robberies

About three-fourths of robberies in Oakland involve theft of smartphones. Now a bill passed by the State Senate will require "kill switches" to inactive the phones, thereby removing the incentive to steal them, writes District...
Mayoral candidate and civil rights lawyer Dan Seigel speaks out against the DAC: "This is not for Oakland." Photo by Becca Andrews.

DAC foes vow to keep ‘watching’ surveillance plan

The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
Three options were moved forward to be tweaked, including map 18. Graphic courtesy of Devan Reiff.

‘Communities of interest’ at forefront of redistricting talks

The Oakland City Council tackled the thorny issue of redistricting Tuesday night, hearing from communities of interest about balancing the goals of equalizing numbers of people in each council district, while preserving the integrity of...
The top numbers in the graphic are the district labels, the middle numbers are the ideal amount that needs to be cut or added to make it even with Oakland’s other districts, and the bottom numbers are the percent that needs to change. Graphic constructed by and courtesy of Doug Johnson, National Demographics Corporation.

Oaklanders worry redistricting will lead to imbalance during elections

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.

Newly sworn-in Oakland City Council says resources should be shifted to public safety

Oakland’s new city council members, who were inaugurated at a ceremony at City Hall Monday, set the stage for the elected body’s biggest policy focus of the next four years—public safety. While it’s no secret...

Roughly 20,000 ballots left to count in November 2012 election

With the apparent victories of District 1 city council candidate Dan Kalb and at-large councilmember Rebecca Kaplan still not technically complete, voting officials said Tuesday—a week after the polls closed—that there are still roughly 20,000...
A breakdown of campaign spending in Oakland

What did Oakland District 1, At-Large and City Attorney candidates spend to get your vote?

Oakland North looked into political spending for three recent local races, breaking down what candidates spent, per voter, for the District One City Council race, the at-large seat and for City Attorney.

New faces join Oakland City Council, School Board ranks

After months of fundraising, campaigning and speeches all around the city, five new faces will join the Oakland City Council and the city’s school board. Some of them have never held public office before; others...