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