Media Clips + D2 Blog Posts

Date Posted: January 7th, 2021 @ 2:13 PM
Last Updated: March 25th, 2021 @ 7:58 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]

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
6/15/20: Oakland Councilmember Calls For Defunding OPD By At Least $25M
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 leav
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
11/14/19:
Oakland Advocates Question ‘Trickle-Down Housing’
11/11/19
: 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?
10/2/19:
Councilmember pledges traffic safety improvement
9/27/19:
Oakland city workers rally to fill vanacies, win fair pay
9/18/19:
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
7/26/19:
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
7/2/19:
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
5/8/19:
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
4/17/19:
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
2/20/19
: 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
1/31/19
: Oakland city workers rally outside City Hall, with council members
1/6/19: What did neighbors share at our first community meeting?