District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao

Serving the neighborhoods of Fairfax, Brookdale, Allendale, Laurel, Redwood Heights, Dimond, Oakmore, Lincoln Highlands, Woodminster, Joaquin Miller, Crestmont, Piedmont Pines and Montclair

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Dec 13, 2019

Dimond Park Tennis Courts Renovation

Please join Councilmember Sheng Thao and City staff to discuss and share ideas for the new tennis courts at Dimond Park.

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

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Sep 25, 2019

Updates on Measure W (Vacant Property Tax)

The Measure W (Vacant Property Tax) Implementation Ordinance will be heard at the November 5th City Council Meeting.

This Measure has been a big topic in District 4 and currently the Administration is putting forth language that, I believe, honors the spirit of Measure "W". The language goes after the speculators who are sitting on vacant land for profit, but provides exemptions for adjoining parcels for use as yard space, low income households, land that is unbuildable, and others.

Your voices are important and have been heard by me and the Administration. Thank you so much for stepping up and making sure this tax is equitable and works for all of Oakland.

If you have questions please reach out to my office at District4@Oaklandca.gov.

Additionally, the Finance Department is available to answer questions in person Monday through Friday at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5432 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You may also contact the Finance Department at 510-238-3084 or vacantpropertytaxinquiry@Oaklandca.gov

Click here to review the proposed ordinance.

Oct 07, 2019

Statement on Coliseum from District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao


October 7, 2019

Contact: Brandon Harami, Communications Director to Councilmember Sheng Thao

(510) 238-7042 | bharami@oaklandca.gov

Oakland California - Last week the Oakland City Council unanimously asked the City Administrator to meet with County officials to resolve issues facing our shared public land at the Oakland Coliseum. Councilmember Sheng Thao is deeply committed to working to ensure the Oakland A’s remain in the City of Oakland.

“I absolutely support the Oakland A's remaining in Oakland, as they are a core part of the soul of our city,” stated Councilmember Thao, “and as a public servant I support maintaining good governance on behalf of the people of Oakland as we negotiate a good faith solution”.

Currently the city is working closely with the Oakland A’s to potentially develop a new stadium at Howard Terminal. Councilmember Sheng Thao is committed to working with the City of Oakland, Oakland A’s, and Alameda County to ensure an equitable agreement is made around the future of the Oakland A’s, the Oakland Coliseum, and the potential Howard Terminal development.

The Councilmember’s office will release more details around the lawsuit and Howard Terminal project when they are made available to the public. In the meantime constituents are welcome to provide thoughts and feedback to the District 4 Office by calling 510-238-7004 or emailing district4@oaklandca.gov.

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About the District 4 Councilmember

Sheng Thao

Sheng Thao was elected in November 2018 to the Oakland City Council, representing District 4. She Chairs the Rules & Legislation Committee and is a member on the Finance & Management, Public Works, Education Partnership and City Port Liaison Committees. Councilmember Thao is also one of Oakland's appointed representative at the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

As a single mother, Sheng put herself through college while working and raising her son. She graduated as Valedictorian from Merritt College and transferred to U.C. Berkeley, where she earned her degree in Legal Studies. During her time at U.C. Berkeley, she co-founded the Bear Pantry, a food access program for students with families who could not afford to buy healthy food.

Sheng has many years of experience on the Oakland City Council as a senior legislative staff member and as Chief of Staff. She managed multiple city budgets focused on balancing a transparent and responsible budget and found creative ways to fund public safety, transit, and capital improvement projects.

Sheng lives in the Laurel District and enjoys spending time with her 12-year-old son, Benedict, who is an avid classical cellist, they enjoy biking through Joaquin Miller Park in her District, and camping in the Stanislaus and El Dorado forests with her family.

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