The City of Oakland is currently negotiating with local building trades unions for a citywide project labor agreement (PLA) that will ensure apprentice opportunities and family-sustaining wages for workers building developments on public land. Project labor agreements set labor standards that support family-sustaining wages and career opportunities.
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Feb. 5, 2018:
Below are proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of Feb. 5, 2018:
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Today, we hear from two local construction workers on what a citywide project labor agreement would mean for women and people of color within the city.
In our last Survey Monkey poll, we asked you: “Are you planning to move away from Oakland in 2018? If not, do you know someone who is? Why are you/they moving?”
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Jan. 29, 2018:
The City of Oakland is relaunching its “community engagement” process for a new Downtown Specific Plan that will govern development from Jack London Square through Uptown, from I-980 to the lake. Next week’s public meetings will focus on how development strategies and policies in a new Downtown Specific Plan can address, rather than worsen, Oakland’s racial disparities.
City staff will hold a series of creative solutions labs to address these issues. The meetings will be held over four days, with each meeting addressing a different topic.
By Michael Orion Powell-Deschamps---As Oakland has progressed and transformed as a city, a litany of new development projects have been proposed. One of these has been the audacious Brooklyn Basin project, which covers 64 acres of land along the Oakland Estuary south of Jack London Square and west of Interstate 880.