Jamie Omar Yassin is an independent reporter in Oakland covering city politics, public land, homelessness, and the Police Commission.
What’s in the new Oakland budget for 2021-2023?
On June 24, The Oakland City Council approved the fiscal year 2021-2023 budget, allocating $3.8 billion in funds that will be spent on homeless services, police, fire, affordable housing, roads, parks, youth programs, and more.
The political history of Oakland’s new Encampment Management Policy
A brief history of the controversial policy that Oakland councilmembers passed on October 20.
Oakland Public Works jobs performed by workers trading labor for incarceration, documents reveal
The City of Oakland’s Public Works Department uses people sentenced to incarceration to do dumping remediation, vegetation management, and other