What You Told Us This Week

Two weeks ago, we asked you in a Survey Monkey poll: Do you think there should there be a requirement for developers who want to build in Oakland to hire locally at least 20 percent of their construction workforce? 

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Opinion: Leading the Way on Pay Equality

By Risi Agbabiaka---Oakland can help ensure pay equity between men and women by pushing more value-based real estate development projects in the city. 

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Map Update (4/7/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the planning commission during the week of April 3, 2017

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Homelessness and Lack of Affordable Housing Outrank Crime in List of Oaklanders’ Concerns

By Sam Felsing---Some 92 percent of Oakland residents rank homelessness as an “extremely” or “very serious problem” in the city, followed closely by a lack of affordable housing (87 percent), according to a new poll released this week by the East Bay Residents for Responsible Development (EBRRD).

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Opinion: Not All Building is Good Building

By Che Timmons---The prevailing philosophy among local politicians and real estate developers for the last few years has been that “All building is good building.” 

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In Case You Missed It...

Here are the top Oakland development stories for the week of March 27, 2017

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Uber in Trouble in Oakland

By Sam Felsing---Some 44 percent of Oakland residents have a “somewhat unfavorable” or “very unfavorable view” of Uber, the ride-sharing company. Some 41 percent have a somewhat or very favorable view of the company. The results come from a new poll paid for by the East Bay Residents for Responsible Development (EBRRD).

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Map Update (3/31/2017)

Below are the proposed projects presented to the planning commission during the week of March 27, 2017

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Where Are They Now? -- A Look at Current Oakland Residential Construction (UPDATED: March 31)

In the past two weeks, the Oakland Conduit looked into the current progress of some of the largest residential real estate developments currently under construction in Oakland. We compiled information from the planning department and developers, and took pictures of the individual sites. This is what we found, complete with recent updates: 

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Abel Guillen on Oakland's Challenges

By José Fermosa---Growing up in an alley near the gritty San Francisco intersection of 16th and Mission streets conditioned Abel Guillen to understand the importance of standing up for the diversity and economic rights of local communities.

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