In Case You Missed It...(2/23/2018)

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Feb. 19, 2018:

Oakland weekly signature gathering events to repeal Costa-Hawkins Act
Published by Indy Bay on Feb. 19, 2018
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/19/18806841.php
On Monday, February 19, Carroll Fife, Executive Director, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) in Oakland, said, “Our community kick-off event & signature gathering effort last Saturday to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act was a big action. It was amazing. The signature gathering event was better than anticipated!

Oakland citizen oversight in limbo despite $600 million bond for repairs
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-citizen-oversight-in-limbo-despite-600-12625687.php
Oakland voters in 2016 overwhelmingly approved a $600 million bond to fix city streets and build affordable housing.

BART gets serious about a 2nd East Bay-S.F. Transbay Tube
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/BART-gets-serious-about-a-2nd-East-Bay-S-F-12628607.php
A new BART tunnel beneath the bay might begin in Alameda and emerge in Mission Bay. It could parallel the existing tube but then head up Mission Street on the west side of the bay instead of up Market. Or maybe it would stretch between Alameda and AT&T Park.

A’s aren’t giving up hope for a new Oakland ballpark
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-s-aren-t-giving-up-hope-for-a-new-Oakland-12628519.php/a>
Despite repeated setbacks and one outright rejection, the A’s aren’t giving up on any of the three potential stadium sites they’ve been working on in Oakland

Cost of the California Dream far out of reach for most people under 40, new poll shows
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Feb. 21, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/02/21/california-dream-cost-of-living.html
Renters under 40 in California, increasingly squeezed by the region's skyrocketing costs and housing crisis, are more than three times as likely than older residents to be severely cutting back on all their other expenses in order to afford paying their rent.

Cost of the California Dream far out of reach for most people under 40, new poll shows
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Feb. 21, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/02/21/california-dream-cost-of-living.html
Renters under 40 in California, increasingly squeezed by the region's skyrocketing costs and housing crisis, are more than three times as likely than older residents to be severely cutting back on all their other expenses in order to afford paying their rent.

Legislation calls for $2B in housing for low-income, homeless
Published by the Daily Republic on Feb. 22, 2018
https://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/legislation-calls-for-2b-in-housing-for-low-income-homeless/
FAIRFIELD — Legislation born in January as a forest management plan bill is now a projected $2 billion homeless and low- to moderate-income housing proposal.

Oakland could scratch 4-person limit on live/work spaces
Published by the East Bay Express on Feb. 22, 2018
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/02/22/oakland-could-scratch-4-person-limit-on-live-work-spaces/
OAKLAND — In an effort to increase low-cost housing stock, Oakland City Council members want to get rid of a planning code rule that puts a...

Oakland hires new deputy city administrator
Published by the East Bay Express on Feb. 22, 2018
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/02/22/oakland-hires-new-deputy-city-administrator/
OAKLAND — The city of Oakland has hired a new deputy city administrator who will help lead major real estate negotiations including the Oakland A’s. . .

Thursday's Briefing: Mayors Want State to Spend $1.5 Billion on Homelessness; Body Camera Video Raises Questions About BART Cop Shooting
Published by the East Bay Express on Feb. 22, 2018
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/02/22/thursdays-briefing-mayors-want-state-to-spend-15-billion-on-homelessness-body-camera-video-raises-questions-about-bart-cop-shooting
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other big city mayors in California are pushing the state to spend $1.5 billion from its reserve to help address homelessness, reports Katy Murphy of the Bay Area News Group$. In response to Schaaf and other mayors, Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, introduced legislation that would earmark $1.5 billion of the state's $6.1 billion reserve for cities to use. "As one of the wealthiest and most innovative places in the world," Schaaf said, "California can and must do better."