Council President + District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

Serving Eastlake, Grand Lake, San Antonio, and Chinatown. #PeoplePoweredGovernment

POLICY + NEIGHBORHOOD HUB // Supporting Our Neighbors

Partnering with residents, grassroots organizations, and labor unions, CM Bas has advanced policies that support everyday Oaklanders and our vulnerable neighbors, including:

  • >> passing CA's strongest city-level COVID-19 eviction moratorium

  • >> passing COVID-19 grocery worker hazard pay $5 wage bonus covering 2,000 frontline workers in our largest grocery stores

  • >> creating a fund to help low-income tenants purchase their homes with community land trusts to prevent displacement and create permanently affordable community-owned housing

  • >> leading the FY 21-23 Council budget process which tripled the Department of Violence Prevention's budget and boosted funding for alternative crisis response and cultural affairs

  • >> creating an alternative crisis response program in our Fire Dept. to respond to mental health + non-criminal, non-violent issues

  • >> passing legislation to help formerly incarcerated residents access rental housing

  • >> introducing a progressive corporate business tax proposal to raise critical revenue for city services and provide relief to our smallest businesses

  • >> defending immigrant and refugee rights by passing resolutions condemning deportations of rehabilitated Southeast Asian refugee community members and successfully advocating for pardons by Gov. Newsom

  • >> leading a task force to reimagine public safety in Oakland

  • >> partnering with youth + education advocates to reauthorize the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth investing millions in youth and families each year

NEWS HUB // District 2 Newsletters + Media Clips

Newsletters, media clips, and blog posts by our office from early 2019 until now. Send feedback, ideas, and items to include in upcoming newsletters with Tiffany Kang at tkang@oaklandca.gov. And sign up to receive our news if you haven't already!

About the Council President + District 2 Councilmember

Nikki Fortunato Bas

Thank you for advocating and participating in our city's budget process. View key investments in community safety and violence prevention in our FY 2021-23 budget here and wins in our last FY19-21 budget here.

For two decades, Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas has been an advocate for working people, leading the passage of policies in Oakland to create the building blocks for regional, state, and national change.

A resident of District 2 for over 20 years and a lifelong community organizer, Councilmember Bas started out in Chinatown organizing Chinese immigrant garment workers to win their wages back. She also worked in coalitions to raise Oakland's minimum wage with paid sick leave, create living wage jobs on the old Oakland Army Base, and reduce diesel truck pollution at the Port of Oakland. Click here to learn more.

Councilmember Bas and her team are focusing on three themes in her first term. These priority areas were developed during her campaign and first year in office by engaging thousands of Oaklanders, and will continue to be informed by community leadership and input.

1. Housing is a human right. A key function of our city government is to make sure that everyone has shelter. We must provide essential services and shelter for our unsheltered neighbors, treating people with compassion and keeping families and communities together. We must create more affordable housing to keep working and middle class Oaklanders here. We must protect renters who are the majority of Oaklanders. And, we must create long-term stability for Oakland's homeowners so they and future generations can stay here.

2. A city budget that meets our community's needs. One driven by community values of inclusion, equity, and transparency. This means prioritizing our human needs -- housing, job training, public safety that focuses on prevention and wellness. We must ensure that funds that we as voters approved are spent responsibly.

3. Services for each and every neighborhood. Our city must provide equitable services that create healthy, clean, safe environments for all of our kids to play and walk to school.

Council President Bas serves on these City Council Committees: Finance & Management; Life Enrichment; Rules & Legislation; and City Port. For more information on City Council and Committee meetings, visit Legistar.

OFFICE HOURS

Councilmember Bas' monthly office hours are on hold due to COVID-19. Please email us for assistance.

Contact Us

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Oakland City Hall

Map image for Council President + District 2 Councilmember, located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

EMAIL OUR TEAM

Council President Bas
nfbas@oaklandca.gov

Miya Saika Chen, Chief of Staff
mchen@oaklandca.gov


Lia Azul Salaverry
Policy Analyst + Constituent Issues

lsalaverry@oaklandca.gov

Tiffany Kang
Policy Analyst + Community Partnerships Manager
tkang@oaklandca.gov

Sandra Ramirez
Scheduling, Aide to Council President Bas

sramirez2@oaklandca.gov

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