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Here are the top Oakland Development stories for the week of April 17, 2017: 

Libby Schaaf will seek 2nd term as Oakland mayor
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 17, 2017
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Libby-Schaaf-will-seek-2nd-term-as-Oakland-mayor-11076951.php
The election isn’t for nearly 19 months, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is already up and running for re-election — with her official announcement set for Monday.

Activists see Uber's Oakland pullback as an opportunity
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on April 14, 2017
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/04/14/activists-see-uber-oakland-pullback-opportunity.html
Uber Technologies’ major real estate move in Oakland was hailed as a sign of the city's economic revitalization by some, and as a boogeyman for community groups concerned about the impact of a big corporation setting up shop in the city's core. 

Two contractors make first court appearances in East Bay bribery, bid-rigging case
Published by the East Bay Times on April 17, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/04/17/first-court-appearances-in-east-bay-bribery-bid-rigging-case/
SAN FRANCISCO — Two contractors pleaded not guilty Monday to conspiracy charges related to a larger federal bribery and construction bid-rigging case, a spin-off from the corruption investigation that took down Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee.

Oakland: Potholes on the minds of all residents, young and old
Published by the East Bay Times on April 18, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/04/18/oakland-potholes-on-the-minds-of-all-residents-young-and-old/
The lowly pothole. Much maligned and always on our minds (at least lately). Even our youth are lamenting the problem. 

Oakland Mayor Addresses Housing Concerns After New Poll
Published by KPIX on April 18, 2017
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/mayor-schaaf-addresses-housing-concerns-after-new-poll/
In our KPIX 5 poll, we asked 500 Oakland residents the biggest problem their city faces.

Oakland Council OKs $700,000 in Assistance for Survivors Displaced by San Pablo Avenue Fire 
Published by the East Bay Express on April 18, 2017
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/oakland-council-oks-700000-in-assistance-for-survivors-displaced-by-san-pablo-avenue-fire/Content?oid=6395924
Survivors of the San Pablo Avenue fire that killed four and displaced over 70 households will be receiving financial assistance directly from the city by Friday. 

Nearly 300 apartments proposed for Alameda waterfront
Published by the East Bay Times on April 18, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/04/18/nearly-300-apartments-proposed-for-alameda-waterfront/
ALAMEDA — A proposal to build 292 apartments around a parking garage that would be more than three stories tall along the Oakland Estuary will come before the Planning Board on Monday.

Port of Oakland: Hundreds of New Jobs On the Way
Published by Global Trade Magazine on April 17, 2017
http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-logistics/port-oakland-hundreds-new-jobs-way
Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That was the message port officials delivered to a visiting delegation from the philanthropic Kellogg Foundation.

Oakland housing boom fuels auto row migration toward Coliseum
Published by the San Francisco Business Journal on April 20, 2017
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/04/20/oakland-housing-boom-fuels-auto-row-migration.html
Just off the ramp of Interstate 880, Oakland Acurahas begun construction on its new $16 million car dealership and service facility near the Oakland Coliseum.

Planning commission approves Oakland's tallest residential building
Published by KTVU on April 20, 2017
http://www.ktvu.com/news/249877273-story
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Oakland's planning commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the approval of the city's tallest housing development ever, a soaring 40-floor tower by developer Carmel Partners, that would replace the Merchant's Parking Garage at 1314 Franklin Street diagonally across form the historic Tribune Tower downtown.

Oakland approves 634-unit tower, city's largest residential building ever
Published by the San Francisco Business Journal on April 20, 2017
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/04/20/oakland-largest-residential-tower-carmel-partners.html
Oakland's Planning Commission approved on Wednesday a 400-foot tower with 634 apartments, a sign that the city's housing boom is continuing.