Keep Oakland Open & Working

Aiding in our local goal for a just and equitable recovery, my office will continue to advocate for and uplift career, workforce, and economic development opportunities for East Oakland residents.

2023 Media Mentions

2021 Media Mentions

Council Actions & Legislative Wins

East Bay Economic Development Alliance appointments

Resolution adopted appointing Councilmember Loren Taylor to the executive committee of the East Bay Economic Development Alliance and appointing Councilmember Treva Reid as alternate member of the executive committee of the East Bay Economic Development Alliance.

Amending the Fiscal Year 2021-23 Biennial Budget

Resolution amending Resolution No. 88717 c.M.S., which adopted the fiscal year 2021-23 biennial budget, to appropriate additional funding for traffic calming projects, infrastructure, and public art (murals) and to re-designate the funding source for various projects, programs, and grants as specifically set forth in exhibit 1

Supporting Homies Empowerment

Resolution adopted amending Resolution No. 88780 c.M.S., which among other things granted seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to Homies Empowerment, to add Social Good Fund Inc. As fiscal sponsor for Homies Empowerment

Local Business Empowerment Through Contracting

Guided by the city’s 2017 Race & Gender Disparities Study, the Local Business Empowerment Through Contracting (LBETC) Ordinance was created to ensure local unrepresented businesses receive their fair share of governmental contracts. The study highlighted that the most significant disparity existed in Black and Women-Owned business. With the City of Oakland being one of the largest economic engines in the region, I was proud to co-author the corresponding LBETC resolution with Councilmember Loren Taylor to ensure its contracts were equitably distributed.

Council American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Allocations

  • Reinstated Temporary Staff
  • Deeper Investments into the Akoma Market Vendor Program
  • Extended contract for the Oakland Legal/Mediation Services for Small Business Tenants to negotiate rent stabilization
  • Youth Summer/Job Programs
  • Local contractor support program, to expand support for local and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contractors to enable equitable access to opportunities and include contractor development assistance

Helpful City Resources