CIVIC THURSDAY SPEAKER- ZOOM ONLY - Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf - The State of our City
Mayor Libby Schaaf will be presenting to the Club a State of the City address.
Mayor Schaaf was born and raised in Oakland, which she proudly describes as, “The most unapologetic Sanctuary City in America.” During her tenure, Oakland has undergone an economic revitalization and building boom, as well as cut gun violence in half.
Her “17K/17K Housing Plan” has helped increase Oakland’s affordable housing production, stabilize rents, and decrease evictions. Her innovative public-private partnerships Keep Oakland Housed and Cabin Communities are credited with preventing 1,800 families a year from losing their housing, while resolving some of Oakland’s most unsafe street encampments. In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Mayor Schaaf to California’s first Council of Regional Homeless Advisors.
She created Oakland’s first Department of Transportation, whose equity-based paving plan is the first of its kind in the nation and will make previously underserved neighborhoods safer, while addressing the city’s decades-old infrastructure backlog.
Mayor Schaaf is most proud of launching the Oakland Promise, a bold cradle-to-career initiative to send more low-income Oakland kids to college. The Oakland Promise has sent more than 1,400 Oakland students (and counting) to college with scholarships and mentors, and will give every baby born into poverty a $500 college savings account at birth.
The Zoom link will be provided to members via email. Guests may request the Zoom link up to an hour before the meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests also may view the livestreamed meeting on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OaklandRotary3/. In addition, guests may later view the recorded meeting on Facebook or Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh-qvFDHqjpHGwFTTssvvg.