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We must continue to progress our goals to reimagine and transform our public safety system. As we face growing challenges through the pandemic, it is critical that proven strategies and approaches are resourced and implemented.

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Council Actions & Legislative Wins

Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis

Resolution passed declaring racism a public health crisis and reaffirming the city’s commitment to advancing racial equity by:

  • (1) Taking into account how the city can achieve equity in City of Oakland, in all aspects of city planning, policymaking, laws, contracting, and hiring;
  • (2) Approving a non-comprehensive roadmap of next steps that the city will take to advance racial equity and reduce alarming health disparities in Oakland; and
  • (3) providing funding in the mid-cycle budget for a data analyst and consulting services in an amount not to exceed $350,000 to support the city and the department of race and equity to advance necessary improvements in systems for collecting and processing data to track performance and equity progress.

Support of State Assembly Bill 2557

Resolution passed in support of California State Assembly Bill 2557 (Bonta) that specifies that records and information obtained from records of civilian law enforcement oversight agencies are subject to the disclosure requirements of the public records act and not considered confidential.

Oscar Grant Day

Resolution adopted to commemorate Oscar Julius Grant III, and designating February 27, 2022 as Oscar Grant Day in the City of Oakland, and recognizing his mother, Reverend Wanda R. Johnson for her tireless work in the community.

Gun Violence Resolution

With your support, the Council unanimously voted in favor of my gun violence resolution to declare gun violence a public health crisis and endorse Community organizations call on the County to direct an equitable amount of the $300 million in American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funds into violence prevention resources. Read my full press release on the vote, by clicking here.

Adopted District 7 Budget Amendments

  • Increased 911 response times
  • Traffic calming and sideshow deterrence support
  • Security cameras to help protect our business corridors
  • Increased investment in graffiti abatement and public art mural funds
  • Funding for a targeted traffic safety and violence prevention program
  • Workforce development and services

Council American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Allocations

  • Restorated full funding of fire department services to protect public safety and health

  • Restored Ceasefire Operations

  • Restored Sideshow Enforcement

  • Restored Traffic Enforcement

  • Restored Community Resource Officers

  • Restored Fire Department services/stations

  • Sustained Violence Prevention Programs based on estimated Measure Z Shortfall

  • Transferred MACRO Program from Department of Violence Prevention (DVP) to Oakland Fire Department (OFD)

  • Summer wildfire prevention

  • ShotSpotter Expansion

  • Gun Tracing Equipment to help track and stop gun violence and illegal gun dealing

Justice for Oscar Grant
Resolution adopted—Cr 21-0023—urges Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’malley to file additional charges against former BART Police officer, Anthony Pirone, in the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant.

Appropriating $10 million from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority.
Resolution adopting
directing city council representatives on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority board to seek board approval to disburse up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to the City of Oakland, and accepting and appropriating any disbursement in an amount up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to the City of Oakland from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority

More COVID vaccines for Oakland

Resolution adopted urging state and federal governments to provide the people of the City of Oakland and Alameda County with more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to facilitate the equitable distribution of the vaccine to under-served communities in sites like the mass vaccination site at the Oakland coliseum

Declaring gun violence a public health crisis
Resolution adopted declaring gun violence in the City of Oakland a public health crisis and requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to deploy resources to the City of Oakland’s neighborhood violence prevention programs and services

Institute common sense COVID-19 safety measures in division of juvenile justice facilities
Resolution adopted urging the governor's office to institute common sense COVID-19 safety measures in division of juvenile justice facilities as a result of a recent COVID-19 outbreak and take all the necessary actions that prioritizes transparency, common sense public health measures, and population reduction to stop the spread of COVID-19 in division of juvenile justice facilities

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