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?”