“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

“Libby Schaaf has the track record of doing what is in the best interest of her city to benefit all Oaklanders. She’s taken creative steps to address homelessness, dramatically improved the city’s safety and fought to make Oakland a more equitable city, while simultaneously encouraging development and investment in the city. I am proud to stand with her.”

Senator Kamala Harris

“Libby has shown true dedication to providing every child in Oakland with an accessible and high-quality education. Her work with the Oakland Promise has changed the lives of countless kids and ensured that they are given the resources they need to succeed from birth. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

Assemblymember Rob Bonta

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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