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KTVU: Mayor Schaaf Seeking Federal Funds for Housing, Homeless

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

FOX KTVU: “Oakland Mayor Schaaf willing to be jailed for defending sanctuary city policies”

By Jeff Shuttleworth 1/17/18 OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said today that reports that federal immigration officials are preparing for a major sweep of cities such as Oakland that have sanctuary policies are making many of the city's residents nervous. "The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels," Schaaf said. Referring to … Continue reading FOX KTVU: “Oakland Mayor Schaaf willing to be jailed for defending sanctuary city policies”

East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”

1/9/18 By HARRY HARRIS OAKLAND — When it comes to violent crime, the city is “considerably safer” than it was five years ago, thanks to a combination of police strategies and community involvement, city leaders said Tuesday, optimistic that the trend can be sustained. The message was delivered at a city hall news conference by Mayor … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”

East Bay Times: Oakland Buys ‘Street Mode’ to Pave Backlogged Roads

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

SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”

By Jill Tucker 11/17/17 LeAna Powell considered buying life insurance for her first-born son because she had seen too many black males killed in Oakland and didn’t want to be among the countless mothers she knew who struggled to pay for a funeral. It never occurred to her to plan for his college education, his future … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”

CBS KPIX: “Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Rent Rooms to Homeless”

OAKLAND (KPIX) — Mayor Libby Schaaf raised a few eyebrows during her State of the City address when she encouraged Oakland residents to rent out extra bedrooms and spare units to a homeless person. “People are getting creative and this one way people are trying to make a dent to end homelessness,” says Daniel Cooperman, … Continue reading CBS KPIX: “Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Rent Rooms to Homeless”

KTVU: Oakland: City, County to Turn Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

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

FOX KTVU: “Oakland mayor proposes navigation center for city’s homeless population”

KTVU 9/26/17 OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is asking the City Council to approve an outdoor navigation center that she said would move homeless people from encampments into temporary shelter as they wait for permanent housing. Schaaf said the site, which she hopes would be set up before the rainy season begins and would … Continue reading FOX KTVU: “Oakland mayor proposes navigation center for city’s homeless population”

SF Chornicle: Will voters agree that Libby Schaaf made right call on Raiders?

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?