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Thanks for visiting my home page! It is an honor to represent the entire City of Oakland on the City Council as your Councilmember At-Large. I work hard to ensure that each of my 400,000 constituents are well-served with energetic and effective leadership – and I hope you’ll use this site to interact with me on a variety of issues as we work to create jobs and grow our local economy, fight for safer neighborhoods and work to build a vibrant and exciting city. I look forward to collaborating with you!
I’m excited to announce the grand opening of the 19th Street Uptown bike station!
This proposal, which I initiated, will help increase bike ridership, reduce bike thefts, and improve quality of life in our community by providing a secure place to leave your bike when traveling to Uptown Oakland or getting on transit -- just outside the 19th Street BART station. The bike station is now completed and open for public use.
As part of the on-going effort to promote public transportation, health and be more environmentally friendly, access to secure bike parking is an essential component. This project also fills a vacant storefront, will provide bike repair services, and contributes to supporting our local economy.
The bike station is open from 7am-9pm with an overnight option. Simply ride your bike to the shop, fill out a quick, easy form/receipt and the employees will securely park your bike for FREE!
This new bike station marks the fifth bike station in our area, along with: Downtown Berkeley, Fruitvale, Embarcadero and Ashby BART Stations.
Support For Moritorium on Fracking in California…
As your Vice Mayor, I have made it one of my goals to support a fracking moratorium. Council President McElhaney, Councilmember Kalb and myself are introducing a resolution in support of a request for Governor Brown to adopt a moratorium on fracking in California.
The resolution will go City Council on March 17th at Oakland City Hall, 5:30pm. I encourage everyone to come out to speak in support of the moratorium. [Click on this link to view resolution]
Fracking is the process of collecting fossil fuels deep underground by drilling and injecting water, sand, and chemicals at high pressures in order to disrupt the rocks containing the oil and gas.
It is highly dangerous to our environment since fracking is known to pollute the air, the water supply, destroy natural habitats and can cause earthquakes. Fracking also poses a threat to our health since the poisonous chemicals that are injected into the ground can end up in our drinking water supply. Further, with our state already suffering from a drought, fracking is endangering the limited water supply that we have for use.
This cannot be allowed to continue. We need to make it clear that we will not stand by and watch as our beautiful state’s environment is destroyed and our air and water supply polluted.
Only together, can we pass this moratorium on fracking in California. Come out on March 17th, 5:30pm to Oakland City Hall to speak in support of anti-fracking in California.