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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers her annual State of the City Address on Friday at City Hall. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Schaaf talks Oakland ‘moon shot’ at State of City

Schaaf opened her State of the City speech with a clip of President John F. Kennedy’s famous “moon shot” speech at Rice University in 1962, during which he promised Americans that the United States would...
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.
Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell explains how the new redevelopment law, which he described as "intentionally draconian" may impact the City of Oakland.

City of Oakland to take over affordable housing programs, debt obligations after redevelopment agency is eliminated

The City of Oakland will take over the Oakland Redevelopment Agency’s affordable and low income housing programs, assume responsibility for the agency’s enforceable obligations and oversee the dissolution of the agency this spring. In a...
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...