Tag Archives: Lynette Gibson-McElhaney

City council unanimously passes ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in Oakland

During the City Council meeting, the council members discussed Oakland’s shelter crisis, the federal legislation of California firearms laws and the state of the city address.

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...
Members of the East Bay Residents for Responsible Housing group hold signs during the public comments section of Tuesday's meeting.

McElhaney missing meetings as criticism intensifies over ethics complaint: “Where is your council president?”

At the Oakland City Council meeting on Tuesday night, tensions flared as councilmembers discussed a June Alameda County civil grand jury report, which found that an Oakland city councilmember violated government ethics and conflict of...
Hotel Travelers, near Broadway and 11th street, is one of Oakland's few remaining residential hotels. It is planned to be converted into an upscale boutique hotel in the near future. (Photo by Tian Chenwei)

Oakland pushes for Ellis Act reform

Oakland city councilmembers are seeking a permanent protection for the city’s residential hotels, also known as Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, by asking the state legislature to amend an over three-decade-old state law: the Ellis...

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...

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...