West Oakland: Upscaling Neighborhood, or Reviving Industrial Hub?
Bobby White writes, "As the two camps have clashed, redevelopment of West Oakland has stalled.
The impasse comes as Oakland already is struggling to shore up its struggling economy. The city is grappling with a $15 million deficit for the current fiscal year and projecting a $32.7 million deficit for the next fiscal year. In addition, it faces high crime and unemployment-the city's jobless rate reached 16.3% in December, compared with 9.4% for San Francisco."