“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.”

-Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Endorsements

“I am a strong supporter of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s re-election. Mayor Schaaf has led Oakland’s fight against climate change, doubling the number of solar rooftops and leading groundbreaking efforts for equity based green programs. This is why Libby has become a statewide and international spokesperson for local climate action and resilience.”

State Senator Nancy Skinner

“Libby has what it takes to continue to lead the way for Oakland’s bright future. Libby has made tremendous achievements for Oakland in just 4 years, from revitalizing Oakland’s downtown, to significant crime reductions. I cannot wait to see what else she will accomplish in her next term.”

Former Mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown

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News

SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. March 1, 2018 OAKLAND Mayor Libby Schaaf used her office to alert the public to a federal immigration sweep. That’s what she did, make no mistake about it. And it was brilliant. Politically risky, yes. But Schaaf stood up to hate. It’s caused a stir — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

Oakland Magazine: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

By Steven Tavares January 8, 2016 Perhaps no event had more potential to derail Libby Schaaf’s young mayoral administration than the May 1 mayhem in which protesters swarmed Oakland Auto Row, breaking windows and setting cars ablaze. The police response was torpid. Police Chief Sean Whent later conceded that his department was ill-prepared for the … Continue reading Oakland Magazine: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year