As a Councilmember, my goal is to improve the quality of life in our city. Since being elected in 2005, my staff and I have worked toward making every neighborhood a safe and enjoyable place to raise a family, work, and operate a business.
Foremost among the challenges to achieving that goal is improving public safety. I am working on that daily in a variety of ways. While I recognize the challenges facing Oakland, from crime to the economy, there is much to appreciate in our beautiful city. I offer this website as an informational tool for you, to help tackle the problems as well as to share information about the many positive events, people and places that make Oakland a wonderful place to live.
The button bar on the left side of this home page will lead you to information on City resources, neighborhood groups, events, and updates from me on current issues ("Hot Topics"). Hopefully, these links will direct you to the right place to get information or help you need. If you still have questions or a problem that has been reported to a City agency but is still unresolved, please call or email my office. We are here to assist you.
Please also feel free to email or call me to share your thoughts and opinions on City issues.
District 2 City Councilmember