As rents and home prices continue to soar across the greater Bay Area, more and more working-class families are being displaced from the area as much higher-paid technology workers move in. Housing research shows this is happening no more so than in Oakland. Our Survey Monkey question: How are you coping with these escalating housing costs and do you fear that eventually you’ll be driven from Oakland in search of areas with more affordable housing costs?
Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of August 24, 2018.
By Michael Orion Powell
This week’s Survey Monkey question for The Conduit seemed to touch a nerve with downtown-area pedestrians and motorists alike. We asked what folks thought about these now-ubiquitous motor-scooters stacked up for rent at seemingly every corner.
We see them lined up for use at street corners in San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco. Some say the rentable scooters are the only way to get around in our heavily congested downtowns. Others say the vehicles are a hazard to pedestrians and motorists alike and are often “underfoot.” What do you think? Should urban rental scooters be more tightly regulated?
Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of August 17, 2018.
Hotel Workers’ Safety on Local Ballot in November
By Julia Park Tracey
With a measure coming to Oakland’s Nov. 6 ballot that will create a city department to oversee safety for construction and trades workers and for hotel, food service and gaming employees, we want to know how safe do you feel while at work -- wherever you may work?
Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of August 10, 2018.
With a measure coming to the Nov. 6 ballot that will create a city department to oversee hotel, food service and gaming worker safety we want to know how safe do you feel while at work -- wherever you may work?