“As your mayor, I believe that it is more important than ever to double down on the things we as a community believe in. That means making sure that government serves the needs of all people equitably, and that we continue to protect our residents and lift up diversity in all its forms. While we continue to fight for our values it must be our business to make our city work. That means addressing homelessness, filling potholes, reducing crime, educating and employing our youth and improving the delivery of basic services.”

-Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Endorsements

“Libby Schaaf has the experience and proven track record to continue to lead the vibrant and diverse community of Oakland. She has fought to close the achievement gap and improve student equity through her work with the OaklandPromise, and has worked tirelessly to continue Oakland’s development while preventing displacement for the most vulnerable residents. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

Former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous

“Libby Schaaf has the track record of doing what is in the best interest of her city to benefit all Oaklanders. She’s taken creative steps to address homelessness, dramatically improved the city’s safety and fought to make Oakland a more equitable city, while simultaneously encouraging development and investment in the city. I am proud to stand with her.”

Senator Kamala Harris

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News

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