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Police Commission Enabling Ordinance Passes First Reading

Published on July 20, 2017 By Michael Tigges

 Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” At 1:00 AM or thereabouts on Wednesday 7-19, Libby’s abstention was read and distributed to the City Council. Interestingly, she offered an intriguing alternative: to pass our restriction on her appointees, subject to change by the Commission itself. That would have been acceptable […]

Alameda Civil Grand Jury Report on the Garbage/Recycling Contract

Published on October 24, 2016 By Michael Tigges

The following is an excerpt from the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury’s 2016 Final Report.  It addresses the issue of excess (or unfair) garbage / recycling fees charged to small businesses. CITY OF OAKLAND’S COSTLY PURSUIT OF ZERO  WASTE  FRANCHISE CONTRACTS alameda-county-civil-grand-jury-on-excess-garbage-fees EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY The Grand Jury received numerous citizen complaints concerning increases to garbage […]

Rally for Police Accountability

Published on June 9, 2016 By Michael Tigges

This is the text of a letter we are asking you to send to City Council members McElhaney (D3Intern@oaklandnet.com) Campbell-Washington (ACampbellWashington@oaklandnet.com) Guillen (clchen@oaklandnet.com) Reid (lreid@oaklandnet.com) in advance of the June 14th rally and hearing: Dear Council Member ___________________   Oakland has spent more than 30 million dollars monitoring the Negotiated Settlement Agreement over the Oakland […]

BBBON Demands to Solve the Housing Crisis

Published on March 28, 2016 By Michael Tigges

The Council Has Passed the “Housing Roadmap” – Now What?   Declare Housing State of Emergency and Immediate Moratorium on Approval of New Projects To meet the crisis that is upon us and to stabilize the housing market in this moment, we call on city government to declare a Housing State of Emergency and a […]

Call to Action on the Housing Crisis

Published on March 28, 2016 By Michael Tigges

Join BBBON and other organizations (Wellstone Democratic Club, Oakland Alliance, John George Democratic Club, Oakland Tenants Union, Post Salon & other Housing Activists) Mobilize to tell the City Council on April 5th @5:30 Declare a Housing State of Emergency Declare a Moratorium on No Cause Evictions Also Declare a Moratorium on Rent Increases Pass or place […]