Mayor Libby Schaaf

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As we continue to move through this unprecedented and emotionally raw experience in our country, we hope residents can join our virtual Town Hall Tonight at 6 p.m. on our social media channels Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and YouTube (with closed captioning).

To dial in by phone: (669) 900-6833, 413825986#

This week, we’ll host an honest conversation about the structural racism that exists within our own City systems, our police department, and the real work Oakland is doing to eradicate it.
It is difficult work that is nowhere near done. This moment is ripe for a transformative leap toward justice if together we choose it.

The conversation will be facilitated by Darlene Flynn , City of Oakland Dir. Dept. of Race and Equity. Panelists will include:

  • Civil rights attorney John Burris, who has participated in the department’s reform effort under the negotiated settlement agreement
  • OPD Lt. Fred Shavies, facilitator for the department’s Equity Working Group.
  • Guillermo Cespedes, City of Oakland, Dir. Dept. of Violence Prevention.

We will discuss current events and the long-term efforts to reform OPD and increase Oakland’s non-law enforcement actions to build a safer, healthier, and more beloved city for all.

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The Great Oakland Check In

The Great Oakland Check-In
The Great Oakland Check-In

Join us as we embark on the Great Oakland Check In. Starting this Saturday, we’re going to train volunteers to call vulnerable Oaklander's at their homes to do two things: Check in on their wellness and encourage them to fill out their Census form.

Our goal is to reach 35,000 seniors and vulnerable families across our city. To learn more about the historic effort, read more here.

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You can help by donating to the Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your tax-deductible donations will go to non-profit community organizations or public agencies who are diligently working to protect the health of Oakland and support our most vulnerable community members.

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Local Leaders Announce COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force

Mayor Libby Schaaf and regional leaders announced the formation of an emergency task force to immediately address the racialized impacts of the COVID-19 virus and create state legislation to reduce health disparities for people of color.

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About the Mayor

Libby Schaaf

Mayor Libby Schaaf was born and raised in Oakland, which she proudly describes as, “The most unapologetic Sanctuary City in America.” During her tenure, Oakland has undergone an economic revitalization and building boom, as well as cut gun violence in half.

Her “17K/17K Housing Plan” has helped increase Oakland’s affordable housing production, stabilize rents, and decrease evictions. Her innovative public-private partnerships Keep Oakland Housed and Cabin Communities are credited with preventing 1,800 families a year from losing their housing, while resolving some of Oakland’s most unsafe street encampments. In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Mayor Schaaf to California’s first Council of Regional Homeless Advisors.

She created Oakland’s first Department of Transportation, whose equity-based paving plan is the first of its kind in the nation and will make previously underserved neighborhoods safer, while addressing the city’s decades-old infrastructure backlog.

Mayor Schaaf is most proud of launching the Oakland Promise, a bold cradle-to-career initiative to send more low-income Oakland kids to preschool and college. The Oakland Promise has sent more than 1,400 Oakland students (and counting) to college with scholarships and mentors, and will give every baby born into poverty a $500 college savings account at birth.

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1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
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Oakland, CA 94612

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