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District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao

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Portrait of Councilmember Sheng Thao, District 4 in Oakland.
Mar 15, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.

By Patrick Hoge

Published: March 04, 2019

Photo of a fire department’s crane spraying water against a backdrop of smoke from a raging fire
Jun 18, 2019

Fire Safety Prevention Townhall

Join Oakland Councilmember Sheng Thao, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks-District 15, and Berkeley Vice Mayor Susan Wengraf to discuss lessons learned from the 2017-2018 California Wildfires and how Oakland, Berkeley and the State of California are preparing for anticipated wildfires in 2019. Learn to protect your home from wildfire, create safer neighborhoods, and be prepared for emergencies. Informative handouts, refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Joaquin Miller Community Center
3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland, CA 94602

For more information contact: (510) 238-7004 or

Allendale Park
Sep 19, 2019

Allendale Park Tot Lot Community Engagement Meeting

Tell Us Your Ideas for the Tot Lot Renovation at Allendale Park

On Saturday, September 21, 2019. I hosted a Community Engagement Meeting with residents of the Allendale neighborhood to discuss and share ideas for a new tot lot at the Allendale Recreation Center. Oakland Public Works staff presented conceptual designs, provided interactive workshops, and answered questions pertaining to the tot lot.

Please complete the survey at the link below if you wish to provide additional feedback regarding the tot lot.

If you need any additional information or would like to provide feedback.

Please call: 510-238-7004 or email:

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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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