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

LA Times: “Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is having a moment. But will a war with Trump help or hurt the city?”

By Mark Z. Barabak March 19, 2018 When Mayor Libby Schaaf delivered her most recent State of the City address, she moved the event from Oakland's City Hall to a location rife with symbolism, the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. It was a way of sending a message, about openness and inclusion, that was characteristic of … Continue reading LA Times: “Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is having a moment. But will a war with Trump help or hurt the city?”

SF Chronicle: “Oakland initiative shows early success in breaking down barriers to college”

By Jill Tucker 3/15/18 Abby Friedman was thrilled when she got a text this week from one of the students she counsels at the college resource center at Coliseum College Preparatory Academy in Oakland — the teen had been accepted at Wesleyan University. Friedman texted back to ask whether the school said anything about financial aid. … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Oakland initiative shows early success in breaking down barriers to college”

East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

By Robert Gammon March 7, 2018 One year ago, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was emerging from the most difficult stretch of her political career. Her administration had been rocked by the Oakland police sex exploitation scandal and then by the tragic Ghost Ship fire. At the time, Schaaf's political future was uncertain. It looked as if … Continue reading East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

Stanford Social Innovation Review Profile: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

By Jeanine Becker Winter 2018 Libby Schaaf’s career—first as an attorney, then running a nonprofit, and now as mayor of Oakland—is the journey of a cross-sector leader. Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf’s career wound its way through multiple sectors, starting when she was an attorney at the city’s largest law firm, always seeking a way to … Continue reading Stanford Social Innovation Review Profile: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

FOX KTVU: “Schaaf holds groundbreaking for Fruitvale affordable housing project”

3/2/18  OAKLAND (BCN)-- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new 94-unit affordable housing development in the Fruitvale Transit Village. The development, which is expected to be completed next year, is being built on a city-owned BART parking lot only steps away from the Fruitvale BART station, a major AC Transit … Continue reading FOX KTVU: “Schaaf holds groundbreaking for Fruitvale affordable housing project”

The Washington Post: “Oakland mayor who tipped off immigrants to ICE raid draws Justice Department scrutiny”

By Meagan Flynn The Justice Department is reviewing the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf after she publicly tipped off the immigrant community about an ICE enforcement operation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Schaaf warned the community of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation Saturday, less than 24 hours before … Continue reading The Washington Post: “Oakland mayor who tipped off immigrants to ICE raid draws Justice Department scrutiny”

East Bay Times: “Oakland ‘Mobile Mayor’ Coming to a Neighborhood Near You”

By ALI TADAYON OAKLAND — At least once a month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf takes a desk, some of her staffers and some informational pamphlets to select spots throughout the city to hear people out in their own neighborhoods. Schaaf started doing her “mobile mayor” routine last June and has since gone to 10 locations, including … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Oakland ‘Mobile Mayor’ Coming to a Neighborhood Near You”

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