Media Clips + D2 Blog Posts

Posted: January 7th, 2021 2:13 PM

Last Updated: January 6th, 2022 3:18 PM

Welcome to Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas' hub for media coverage and articles published by her office. Sign up for her newsletter if you haven't already!

IN THE NEWS [2021]

12/12/21: City Council Unanimously Approves Plan to Save Head Start, Prevent Layoffs
12/11/21: Oakland city council's shift on the police force debate, from 'defund' to 're-fund'
11/13/21: Oakland Tennis Courts, Former Homeless Encampment, Reopens to Players
11/1/21: Oakland unveils new, upgraded tiny homes for homeless Lake Merritt residents
11/1/21: Oakland to provide tiny-home shelters in vacant lot ahead of winter weather, heat included
11/1/21: Oakland opens new tiny home village near Lake Merritt for the city's unhoused
9/3/21: Oakland City Council Votes to Save Head Start Centers On the Verge of Closure
: Oakland begins tiny home project for homeless
7/29/21: Oakland's Chinatown welcomes community ambassadors to prevent violence
7/19/21: A business improvement district is in the works for Oakland Chinatown: The district would raise money for neighborhood improvements and security
7/18/21: Oakland is making its first big investment in holistic approaches to violence reduction. Will it work?
7/1/21: Oakland didn't cut any money from the police budget at all
6/25/21: Oakland redirects police funding to pay for social services, violence prevention amid spike in homicides
: $17M of Oakland police budget may be shifted to department of violence prevention
: Oakland votes to redirect millions in police funding to violence prevention programs
5/17/21: Oakland officers found a man unconscious in a car with a gun. Then police reform advocates stepped in
: Oakland council prioritizes 12 ways to reimagine’ public safety
3/25/21: How a Shared Goal to Dismantle White Supremacy Is Fueling Black-Asian Solidarity
3/16/21: Oakland approves program to pilot non-police crisis response: The program would have the fire department send outreach workers for mental health crises
2/12/21: City council works to bring back Oakland Chinatown Ambassadors to deter violence
2/12/21: Crime, race, safety: what’s really happening in Oakland Chinatown?
2/11/21: Oakland Mayor Blames Crime Wave Against Asians on Defunded Police; Black and Asian Activists Disagree
2/10/21: Asian and Black communities aim to work together after high-profile attacks
2/2/21: Oakland passes emergency ‘hazard pay’ ordinance; grocers must pay workers an extra $5 per hour: Grocery store workers in Oakland will get a $5 per-hour pay raise
1/5/21: Council’s new leaders want to pursue more progressive agenda

IN THE NEWS [2020]

12/12/20: School, City Leaders ask Newsom to Prioritize Educators for Vaccines
12/2/20: Oakland bans natural gas in most buildings to be constructed
10/23/20: Gerald the turkey removed from Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden
10/19/20: How Moms 4 Housing Changed Laws and Inspired a Movement
8/13/20: Black Vendor Group Flourishes on Oakland’s Lake Merritt
8/7/20: Street vending at Lake Merritt - race, space, and COVID-19
8/5/20: OP-ED -- Liberation Now: OPD resources to reinvest in community
7/29/20: Task force established to ‘reimagine’ public safety in Oakland
7/20/20: Oakland biz tax measure on ballot — in 2022
6/23/20: Proposal to restructure biz taxes would boost revenue by $40M
6/5/20: Calls Grow for Oakland Police to Halt the Use of Tear Gas
5/4/20: Oakland to vote on emergency COVID-19 sick leave
4/20/20: Elected Leaders, Advocates Call For More Help For Undocumented
4/3/20: Local fund to help undocumented Oaklanders through COVID-19
4/2/20: Council Passes Moratorium on Evictions + Encampment Sweeps
4/1/20: Virtual Rally For Cancellation Of Rent, Mortgage During Pandemic
3/17/20: CityLab - What Cities Are Doing to Stall Evictions + Foreclosures
2/26/20: Standing with Black Organizing Project to Eliminate OUSD Police
2/24/20: Tenant First Option to Buy Bills Advance in Bay Area
2/15/20: Oak + Berkeley leaders for sanctioned homeless encampments
2/13/20: CM Bas introduces Moms4Housing / TOPA expanded bill
2/4/20: OP-ED -- Why Oakland needs Fair Chance Housing
1/31/20: All Eyes On Oakland: Moms 4 Housing Continues To Fight
1/30/20: Bas introduces ordinance to give renters first right to buy home
1/21/20: Oak becomes CA 1st to ban background checks for rental housing
1/20/20: Moms 4 Housing deal reached to negotiate house sale to nonprofit
1/15/20: Why I Stand with Moms4Housing & How You Can Help
1/3/20: Oakland Launches Homelessness Audit
1/2/20: Remembering Oscar Grant 11 Yrs After Fatal BART Police Shooting

IN THE NEWS [2019]

12/19/19: Kaiser mental health clinicians strike for patient care
11/15/19: New Efforts to Make Intersections around Garfield Safer
Oakland Advocates Question ‘Trickle-Down Housing’
: New efforts to make dangerous Oakland intersections safer
11/9/19: Proposed Oakland Museum of Jazz and Art for City-Owned Site
10/22/19: Preserving arts & cultural heritage: Museum of Jazz & Art
10/11/19: Where can Oakland's homeless park their vehicles?
Councilmember pledges traffic safety improvement
Oakland city workers rally to fill vacacies, win fair pay
Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival breathes life into Eastlake
8/1/19: Homeless single moms find refuge in this Oakland house
7/23/19: Oakland's Kaiser auditorium renovation to start early 2020
Updates on enjoyment & activities at Lake Merritt
7/15/19: Kaiser Auditorium: Permanent Affordability for Arts Groups
7/15/19: Oakland Police Commission rejects 2nd BearCat
7/10/19: Kaiser Auditorium proceeds with 'permanent affordability'
7/3/19: OP-ED -- Oakland's Bold Investment to Address Displacement
Bas wins $12M in budget for community land trusts
6/28/19: Council Adopts Kaplan's $3.2 billion budget
5/8/19: Urging for pardons of Bay Area Cambodians facing deportation
On racially offensive card from Alameda County Fire Station
4/29/19: Oakland man turns hate into positivity after hate crime
4/17/19: Council Votes To Give $1.2M To School District To Save Programs
Council postpones AA tax collection amid concerns of voter trust
4/10/19: Update on Parkway theater project
4/7/19: Bas introduces resolution on police use of force
3/22/19: Councilmember Bas shares budget priorities for FY 2019-21
3/22/19: Updates on Kaiser Auditorium Redevelopment Project
3/8/19: Arts-Centered Plan for Kaiser Auditorium Draws Praise and Doubt
2/23/19: Our first ordinance to protect renters from displacement
: Bas becomes first Filipina on Oakland City Council
2/15/19: Community Forum on Kaiser Convention Center Redevelopment
2/15/19: Bas' Statement on Lakeside Park Encampment Closures
2/13/19: Lake Merritt homeless encampments will be removed, city says
: Oakland city workers rally outside City Hall, with council members
1/6/19: What did neighbors share at our first community meeting?