Mayor Libby Schaaf Final Report

Mayor Libby Schaaf, 2015-2022

Mayor Schaaf's Final Report

Posted: December 19th, 2022 10:11 AM

Last Updated: January 17th, 2023 5:04 PM

Mayor Libby Schaaf's Final Report

Dearest Oaklanders,

Born and raised in Oakland, I’ve always felt such pride in our beautiful, diverse city. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as Oakland’s 50th Mayor during the eventful years of 2015-2022. Despite the unrelenting challenges of these times, we made historic accomplishments together.

We built and strengthened enduring PARTNERSHIPS to tackle our most vexing problems.

We tackled the unsexy basics – like finances and POTHOLES.

We made PROMISES to our children, by leaving transformative new resources for the next generation of Oaklanders, including:

  • The Oakland Promise, nationally recognized as the most comprehensive cradle-to-career initiative of its kind, will provide all OUSD students with scholarships, college access and completion support.

  • The Generation Fund, a $50 million quasi-endowment I personally raised to fund 30,000 college savings accounts for babies and scholarships — it should serve EVERY low-income baby and OUSD graduate through 2035.

  • Universal Pre-school Access for all 3 and 4 year olds within a decade, funded by the voter-approved parcel tax Measure AA.

Finally, when needed, we were unafraid to throw a few PUNCHES for Oakland and her values:

After 22 years with the City of Oakland, I believe more than ever in the power and promise of local government. I have seen true heroism in the public servants who I’ve had the honor of serving with and learning from -- especially those magical, brilliant professionals who made up the Mayor’s Office, aka Team MLS.

Thank you to everyone who helped us leave Oakland a more vibrant, equitable city.

With Oakland-love Always,

Libby Schaaf

Thank you, Oakland!

Mayor Libby Schaaf, 2015-2022

Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor 2015-2022

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