Oakland City Council Meeting Schedule By Open Oakland Councilmatic – Contact Your Oakland City Councilperson

Oakland City Councilmatic Meeting Agenda Schedule By Open Oakland – Coded For Oakland News Now by Zennie Abraham, CEO, Zennie62Media The Open Oakland Councilmatic Code was slow to update to … Read More

35th And Galindo Named Deontae Bush Way In Oakland 3 Years After His Death In Traffic Accident

35th And Galindo Named Deontae Bush Way In Oakland 3 Years After His Death In Traffic Accident ONN – 35th And Galindo Named Deontae Bush Way In Oakland 3 Years … Read More

Oakland Progressives Party YouTube Fundraiser Celebrating Oakland Rising’s Jessamyn Sabbag

Oakland Progressives Party – 12/2 @ 5-6:30 From YouTube Channel: December 3, 2020 at 10:01AM ONN – Oakland Progressives Party YouTube Fundraiser Celebrating Oakland Rising’s Jessamyn Sabbag This YouTube video … Read More

Will Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Join Councilmembers Kaplan, Gallo, Thao In Barbara Lee For Senator?

On Monday, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan was joined by colleagues Noel Gallo and Sheng Thao, and the trio issued a short press release via her amazing Chief of Staff … Read More

Oakland In The White House: On Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barbara Lee, and Oakland Elections – Pam Drake

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – Biden / Harris – Win!! I spent Wednesday morning, November 4th, at the ampitheater in the plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall, masked … Read More

Oakland Ranked Choice Voting Election: Alameda County Registrar of Voters Latest Results, Nov 8th 2020

Oakland FAD – The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has posted its latest version of the base-level vote tallies for each of the races and measures in the November 3rd, … Read More

Oakland Elections 2020 Oakland City Council D5 RCV Updated Results: Noel Gallo Wins Re-Election

Oakland, FAD – Good Friday to you. Again, and thanks to the County of Alameda’s Registrar of Voters, Zennie62Media has a table for each rank-choice-voting election in the races for … Read More

Full Oakland, Berkeley, California, East Bay Election Results For 2020 Election

Here Are The Full Oakland California, Berkeley, California Election Results For The 2020 Election, Including Measures, And Results For Piedmont And San Leandro Who will win the 2020 Election for … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Picks Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Treva Reid, More, In 2020 Voters Guide

LIBBY’S ELECTION GUIDE Dear Oaklanders, Earlier this week, I ended my 2020 State of the City address by recognizing that this November’s election is so consequential it could chart a … Read More

Re-Elect Rebecca Kaplan Over Sidebotham, Johnson For Oakland City Council At-Large In 2020

In the 2020 Oakland Elections, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is facing a major challenge from friend and perennial campaigner Nancy Sidebotham, and newcomer Derreck Johnson. Nancy is an incredible … Read More

Ray Bobbitt, Bill Duffy, Robert Bobb, Alan Dones, Loop Capital: Black Developer Group Bidding $92 Million For Oakland Coliseum

Oakland News: A letter was passed to me moments ago that outlines the interest of the African American Sports & Entertainment Group in purchasing the Oakland Coliseum site for $92 … Read More

Oakland City Council 2020 Race: Union Committee To Replace Lynette Gibson McElhaney With Carroll Fife, Kaplan, Formed

 The 2020 Oakland City Council race gets stranger and stranger as documents show (it’s always “documents show”, huh) that the Alameda Labor Council and the AFL-CIO have formed a … Read More

Masks On District 5! COVID-19 Safety Car Caravan And Day Of Action August 29, 11AM-1PM

Masks On District 5! COVID-19 Safety Car Caravan & Day of Action on Saturday, August 29 from 11AM-1PM Oakland, CA – Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo and Alameda County Supervisor Wilma … Read More

Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council District 5 Debate 2020

Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council District 5 Debate 2020 ONN – Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City Council District 5 Debate 2020 Alameda County Democratic Party Oakland City … Read More

Oakland Elections 2020, City Council, OUSD School Board, Who Qualilfied For The Ballot, Who Didn’t

Oakland Elections 2020, City Council, OUSD School Board, Who Qualilfied For The Ballot, Who Didn’t ONN – Oakland Elections 2020, City Council, OUSD School Board, Who Qualilfied For The Ballot, … Read More

Oakland City Council Passes Police Commission Ballot Measure For November 2020 Ballot

Oakland, CA (July 23, 2020)- Today, The Police Commission Ballot measure resolution that Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb and I, Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, introduced, which was co-sponsored by Oakland … Read More

Oakland City Council’s Equity Caucus Redirects $150 Million From Oakland Police To Black Community

Oakland – Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Oakland City Council Equity Caucus (Vice Mayor Larry Reid, Councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Noel Gallo,and Loren Taylor) ushered a unanimous vote to immediately … Read More

Oakland City Council Unanimously Approves Councilmember Sheng Thao’s Right To Recall Law

Oakland – Today the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to approve Councilmember Sheng Thao’s RIGHT TO RECALL ordinance which grants over 10,000 hotel, airport, and restaurant workers the first right … Read More

Press Conference: Oakland Council President Kaplan To Reopen Budget Vote To Defund Police

Press Conference: In Midst of Mounting Pressure and Day of Action, Oakland Council President Kaplan to Reopen Budget Vote; Commit to Join Bas, Labor, Community to Defund Police Oakland, Ca … Read More

Ben Bartlett Berkeley Councilmember Shows Oakland City Council How To Defund Police

Ben Bartlett Berkeley Councilmember Shows Oakland City Council How To Defund Police ONN – Ben Bartlett Berkeley Councilmember Shows Oakland City Council How To Defund Police Raw transcript from video: … Read More

Oakland Councilmember Sheng Thao, With Gallo, Kalb, Community Leaders, Write Right To Return To Work

Oakland Councilmember Sheng Thao, With Gallo, Kalb, Community Leaders, Write Right To Return To Work ONN – Oakland Councilmember Sheng Thao, With Gallo, Kalb, Community Leaders, Write Right To Return … Read More

Oakland Equity Caucus Budget Approved,$26.9M In COVID-19 Funding

Oakland Equity Caucus Budget Approved,$26.9M in COVID-19 Funding for Most Impacted Communities, Redirects Police Funding OAKLAND, Calif. – On Tuesday, June 23, Oakland City Council approved the “Community First Budget” … Read More

City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference

City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference ONN – City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference … Read More

Oakland Chamber Of Commerce Asks: Tell Oakland City Council Not To Abuse Emergency Powers

The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce sent out this request, which I have elected to re-post and amplify here at Oakland News Now. Tell Oakland City Council to Not its … Read More

Robert Bobb, Former Oakland CAO, Praises Ed Reiskin, The Next CAO

 Ed Reiskin lands Robert Bobb’s praise (click on the video to listen to Mr. Bobb’s commentary). Ed Reiskin, the current but as yet unconfirmed Oakland Chief Administrative Officer who … Read More

Oakland City Council Passes Rebecca Kaplan’s OPD Probation Search Policy

Rebecca Kaplan motioned to send OPD Probation Search Policy to Oakland Police Commission for review. OAKLAND, CA – Today at the continued Oakland City Council meeting, the controversial issue of … Read More

Desley Brooks, Noel Gallo, Oakland Councilmembers Back Job Training Funding Initiative

City of Oakland Councilmembers Desley Brooks (District Six) and Noel Gallo (District Five) are backing an initiative for the November 2018 ballot. Called “Career Jobs Fund Now!”, the legislation, slated … Read More

Oakland CMs Rebecca Kaplan, McElhaney, Gallo, To Intro Dockless Bike, Scooter Regulations

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) has Co- Authored an Ordinance with fellow Oakland Councilmembers Lynette McElhaney (District Three) and Noel Gallo (District Five) to establish new regulations and permits for … Read More