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?”

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”

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”

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”