In Case You Missed It...(4/20/2018)

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of April 16, 2018:

Learn about Oakland’s economic divide today by peering into the past
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 15, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Learn-about-Oakland-s-economic-divide-today-by-12835236.php
Oakland’s propensity for transforming its landscape, skyline and demographics with confounding speed has always made the history of the city an intriguing subject to study and share.

Oakland Mayor Schaaf slams Councilwoman Brooks as ‘unethical’ and ‘toxic’
Published by SF Gate on April 13, 2018
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Mayor-Schaaf-slams-Councilwoman-Brooks-as-12833380.php
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf excoriated City Councilwoman Desley Brooks on Friday, casting her as an abusive figure whose antics have hurt the reputation of city government and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Fixing California’s housing crisis: What candidates for governor would do
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 16, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Fixing-California-s-housing-crisis-What-12839339.php
SACRAMENTO — California’s housing shortage is a crisis that the next governor will have to fix, the six leading candidates for the job say.

Exclusive: Oakland's largest apartment project since 2011 opens to strong demand
Published by the Mercury News on April 17, 2018
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/17/major-california-housing-bill-dies-in-first-committee-hearing/
SACRAMENTO — A sweeping bill that would have given the state unprecedented power over local development failed in its first committee hearing, crushing the hopes of those who saw it as the key to making housing in the state more affordable.

Oakland’s Flatlands Residents Grill Mayor and City Council Over Illegal Dumping
Published by the East Bay Express on April 17, 2018
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/04/17/oaklands-flatlands-residents-grill-mayor-and-city-council-over-illegal-dumping
Hundreds of Oakland residents, most of them from the city's flatland neighborhoods, packed a town hall meeting last night to demand that city leaders dedicate greater resources to clean streets.

In Oakland, this is gentrification when it knocks on your door
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 18, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/In-Oakland-this-is-gentrification-when-it-knocks-12845917.php
Dante Zedd can barely recognize Clawson, the West Oakland neighborhood he’s lived in for more than three decades.