In Case You Missed It...(5/4/2018)

Here are top development stories in Oakland during the week of April 30, 2018

Councilmembers Delay Vote on Proposal for Construction Job ...
Published by the Oakland Post on April 30, 2018
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/04/29/councilmembers-delay-vote-proposal-construction-job-opportunities-oaklanders/
Pre-apprenticeship building trades trainees from the Cypress Mandela Training Center, which was founded by the Oakland Private Industry Council, joined a rally recently in front of City Hall asking City Council members to fund programs like theirs and others that prepare people for well paying jobs in...

How to make Oakland government work
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 30, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/How-to-make-Oakland-government-work-12876001.php
Dysfunction and chaos have become the order of the day at Oakland City Hall. This turmoil is making it nearly impossible to run the city efficiently. Moreover, the pressing issues that plague our city — lack of job growth for all, street repair, safety (physical, property and fire), proper funding of pensions and homeless programs — grow worse from a lack of attention. Our city government seems to be at an all-time low in effectively running our city.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Not Backing Down
Published by City Lab on April 30, 2018
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/04/oakland-mayor-libby-schaaf-is-not-backing-down/559202/
Under a sign that read “FUTURE CITY,” three mayors pondered whether titan tech companies such as Amazon could be models of equity and prosperity in cities. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf brought up a concept called “tech-quity,” which she explained meant that companies should be expected to conduct themselves in ways that contribute to local diversity and inclusion goals.

Opinion: Fund Job Training for Oakland’s Underserved Communities
Published by Oakland Post in May 1, 2018
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/05/01/opinion-fund-job-training-oaklands-underserved-communities/
By Greg McConnell | The McConnell Group On Tuesday, April 24, I attended a City Council committee meeting where a major fight broke out over the issue of Job training for Oakland’s underserved

Oakland Elections: Cat Brooks Jumps in Mayor's Race
Published by East Bay Times on May 1, 2018
https://m.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/05/01/oakland-elections-cat-brooks-jumps-in-mayors-race-and-contests-for-two-council-seats-become-crowded
Activist, organizer, actor, nonprofit leader, and radio host Cat Brooks announced today on the KPFA morning news radio show she co-hosts that she's decided to run for mayor of Oakland

California’s population grows to 39.8 million — and housing stock increases too
Published by May 1, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/California-s-population-grows-to-39-8M-and-12879959.php
In the midst of a housing crisis, California lost 13,200 homes last year — many destroyed in wildfires — but came out ahead with the net addition of 85,000 housing units, according to a demographics report released by the state Tuesday

Developer bulks up huge East Bay waterfront housing project
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on May 1, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/05/01/alameda-marina-housing-waterfront-development.html
The project is one of three major Alameda waterfront projects that would add over 2,000 units to the city. The island is seeing a development boom after banning apartments for decades.

Transformative Transit Oriented Development to Break Ground
Published by Buildgroup,Inc. on May 2, 2018
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/transformative-transit-oriented-development-to-break-ground-300640879.html
OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MacArthur Station Parcel B, a transformational mixed-use project developed by Boston Properties in partnership with McGrath Properties with BuildGroup as the General Contractor, will break ground on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Lower income families priced out of California housing market
Published by ABC 7 News on May 3, 2018
http://abc7news.com/realestate/lower-income-families-priced-out-of-calif-housing-market/3425645/
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new study confirms a trend that many have suspected.

Oakland Jobs Foundation Donates $100,000 to Men of Valor
Published by the Oakland Post on May 2, 2018
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/05/02/oakland-jobs-foundation-donates-100000-men-valor/
The Oakland Jobs Foundation has taken a major step towards helping the city’s underserved communities obtain job training so that they can participate in Oakland’s economic renaissance.