Editorial: Oakland, CA pothole plan paves path to equity for lower-income areas

Oakland’s Department of Transportation wants to drive a larger portion of the city’s infrastructure bond money to the low-income neighborhoods in the flatlands of East Oakland.

But, as my colleague Rachel Swan reported last week, some residents in the North Oakland hills want to put the brakes on the proposal, which is part of a citywide attempt to address historic racial and economic disparities.

Oakland is driving in the right direction.