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
January 24, 2018 OAKLAND (BCN)-- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., this week to seek help from the nation's taxpayers in addressing Oakland's homelessness and affordable housing problems. Schaaf, who's a member of the West Coast Mayors Alliance, will meet with federal officials and the National Alliance to End Homelessness to strategize … Continue reading KTVU: Mayor Schaaf Seeking Federal Funds for Housing, Homeless
By Ali Tadayon November 23, 2017 OAKLAND — Oakland’s new “Street Mode” will soon be chewing up and spitting out crumbling asphalt, thanks to funds from Measure KK, a bond measure passed by voters last year that provides $350 million for repairs to streets and sidewalks. Mayor Libby Schaaf gave the $570,000 milling machine its nickname … Continue reading East Bay Times: Oakland Buys ‘Street Mode’ to Pave Backlogged Roads
OAKLAND (BCN)-- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector Henry Levy said today that they have teamed with the non-profit Hello Housing to transform 26 vacant properties into permanently affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents. Schaaf and Levy said the City of Oakland's Housing and Community Development Department, Hello Housing and Alameda … Continue reading KTVU: Oakland: City, County to Turn Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing
By Joe Garofoli March 29, 2017 Give it up for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the first-term mayor who told the millionaire sports team owner and his iconic, $2.1 billion business to stop begging for more taxpayer money to stay in town. So the Oakland Raiders are leaving. The political question that remains: Will voters think that was … Continue reading SF Chornicle: Will voters agree that Libby Schaaf made right call on Raiders?