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Councilmember Abel Guillén said the public bank idea is "an economic justice issue for the entire region.”
The judge said he wanted the case to go forward on an “aggressive, accelerated” basis.
Several members want to explore the idea of creating a regional bank with Richmond and Berkeley.
Diesel emissions in West Oakland are 90 times higher than the state average, and lifespans are 9 years shorter than in other neighborhoods.
An unnamed City Hall insider said that administrators described the concept as "a pipe dream."
Proponents say a public bank could promote local lending and give cannabis-industry operators access to financial services.
The city is defending its ban on environmental grounds.
Activists say they'll take "direct action" to prevent coal from traveling through Oakland.
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Advocates are looking for 100 people who'll help measure ground-level air quality.
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Three million people visited the Jack London Square district last year, say officials.
The videos detail the many modifications coming to the city's traffic "backbone" over the next three years.
Though they still had some concerns, residents also expressed excitement for BRT and other changes.
The improvements to Polk and Van Ness are set to break ground this fall, but not everyone is on board for the wave of construction.