Vision for Oakland
As your mayor, I believe that it is more important than ever to double down on the things we as a community believe in. That means making sure that government serves the needs of all people equitably, and that we continue to protect our residents and lift up diversity in all its forms. While we continue to fight for our values it must be our business to make our city work. That means addressing homelessness, filling potholes, reducing crime, educating and employing our youth and improving the delivery of basic services.
Born and raised in Oakland, I am committed to furthering the development of our beautiful city and looking forward to another four years of serving with Oakland love and gratitude.
FIGHTING DISPLACEMENT & HOUSING OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE
Oakland is facing a housing affordability crisis. We’ve already seen too many Bay Area communities become unaffordable for middle and low-income residents, and our most vulnerable residents suffer in unsafe and overcrowded conditions as well as in growing homeless encampments. That’s why we came together in 2016 to pass city and county measures that protect Oaklanders from being forced to move out of affordable housing as well as building more housing for our most vulnerable — including more transitional and permanent housing for the homeless.
As your Mayor, I have fought tirelessly to both increase the supply of new and affordable housing and protect Oaklanders from getting evicted or displaced from their homes.
KEEPING THE OAKLAND PROMISE
I’m committed to renewing the promise of a quality public education for all of Oakland’s children. As your Mayor, I’ve employed all proven best practices to ensure more children in Oakland graduate high school with the expectations, resources, and skills to complete college and succeed in the career of his or her choice through The Oakland Promise.
The Oakland Promise is a cradle-to-career initiative to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within the decade.
HOLISTIC COMMUNITY SAFETY
When I started running for Mayor five years ago, Oakland was ranked the second most violent city in America. Today, it’s off the top ten. We’ve seen improved safety — last year was our safest since 2005.
I will continue to strengthen neighborhood policing that prevents crime by building trust, identifying the specific needs of our neighborhoods, and intervening before crimes even occur. As Mayor, I’ll continue to double down on addressing the root causes of crime by creating better education and employment opportunities, particularly for our youth.
CLEAN AND SAFE STREETS
Our residents, visitors, and small business owners deserve clean and safe streets regardless of what neighborhood they live in. I’m committed to ensuring our neighborhoods get clean and stay clean.
The recent explosion of illegal dumping in East and West Oakland is completely unacceptable and threatens residents’ public health. I am committed to ensuring everyone lives in a beautiful neighborhood with safe, clean public spaces and streets by working towards putting an end to illegal dumping in our city. That’s why we’ve aggressively increased fines for illegal dumping, added another pick up crew and added more trucks and specialized equipment to remove trash from dump sites.
We’re also working to prevent dumping in the first place by restoring litter enforcement officers and holding Bulky Block Parties — that’s FREE dumping for your bulky items in Oakland on the last Saturday of every month at our Public Works Corp Yard on Edgewater Drive.
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WORKS
Getting around the Bay Area is increasingly difficult and expensive. Our population and economy are growing, yet our transportation system is aging and strained.
As your Mayor, I’ve been proud to spearhead big and bold steps when it comes to transportation and infrastructure in our city. I will continue to work tirelessly to make our neighborhoods something we can be proud of.
RESPONSIVE TRUSTWORTHY GOVERNMENT
I have always fought to make Oakland a more transparent and responsive city – from holding community budget meetings across the city so that more Oaklanders have a say in how their tax dollars are spent to partnering with Code for America to make Oakland city government more transparent and user-friendly. As Mayor, I launched a 311 Call Center and Oak311 app to make it easier for Oaklanders to report problems and track how they’re fixed. We also created Oakland’s first intersection and street murals with our innovative community-based “Paint the Town” initiative.
I will continue to make it easier for residents to report problems like potholes and broken street lights and hold managers accountable for fixing them. I will continue to prioritize getting Oakland on sound financial footing. My innovative Mobile Mayor program brings city hall to YOU.