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Commemorative Street Renaming In Honor Of Dorothy King Introduced by Council member Carroll Fife, Budget Meeting Today and More

Date Posted: June 17th, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Last Updated: June 21st, 2021 @ 10:49 AM
Photo of Vice Mayor Kaplan and the late Dorothy King

Hello Neighbor,

On June 15, 2021, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Carroll Fife’s resolution to commemorate Ms. King by renaming 2nd Street between Broadway & Franklin Street as “Dorothy King Way.” This resolution furthers the Council’s efforts to celebrate the profoundly positive and far reaching impact Dorothy King had on the City of Oakland

I was honored to have shared some words at the Homegoing service for the amazing Dorothy King, who was, and forever will be, an Oakland icon. Ms. King lived her life committed to social justice, and she was an advocate for the homeless and formerly incarcerated communities. At the March 29, 2021, Oakland City Council meeting, I introduced a unanimously passed resolution to honor her life and legacy, as well as declare June 25th as Dorothy King Day in the City of Oakland.

Click to see the video: Honoring Dorothy King (March 31 2021)



Reminder Special Budget Council Meeting

Today, Council President Bas and her budget team will share the Council President’s budget amendments at a Special Council meeting. I have submitted an amendment to save our school crossing guards.

I was very concerned to hear from community members that the Mayor’s Proposed Budget cuts 40% of our school crossing guards. At the June 17, 2021, Special Council Meeting, I will be fighting to keep these positions, using additional funding I discovered! School Crossing Guards play a vital role in the lives of children and families. There are over 150 schools in the City of Oakland, currently, 52 of which have crossing guards in 67 established School Crossing Guard posts. In the administration’s FY 2021-23 budget plan, they propose to cut 13.5 FTE crossing guards, which totals about 30 part-time positions. At a time where we have seen an increase in unsafe driving on our streets, and with children returning back to the classroom, we must keep these crossing guard positions around our schools and ensure the safety of our children and their families.

Here is my proposal to save the crossing guards: http://oakland.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=4023283e-0f4b-4a89-8ef2-f478896e1b60.pdf

Time: 10:30am

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171101493

Agenda: https://oakland.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=859686&GUID=3B99E3E4-42D0-4014-987A-0D0CCD43C5F8

Free Summer Debate League For Grades 6-12

The Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) is excited to still be able to offer debate camp during quarantine.

This summer, BAUDL is proud to announce we have entered a strategic alliance with the Los Angeles Metro Debate League and Silicon Valley Urban Debate League to form the California Alliance of Urban Debate Leagues. This cooperative has come together to host our second fully online Summer Debate Camp!

Please register for the 2020/2021 program

Link to sign up is here:


Camp for students of OUSD attend camp for free!

Camp is July 26th to July 31 for high school and July 27th to July 31st for middle school. Students in grade 6-12th are welcome to attend!

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