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Welcome to District 6
I came to Oakland in 1989 and fell in love with the city and its people instantly. At the end of this 4 year term I will have served 16 years as a council member. I've seen our city persevere through troubling times, as well as fly high through long stints of great growth and joy.
As an elected official my main function is to be a representative for my constituency, advocate for their needs, and support the voices of the communities I have the privilege of serving.
If you are looking around your community and there are things that are missing or obstructing what would make your community safer, more convenient, or add to the quality of life there- you are absolutely right in feeling that the missing things should be added and the obstructions removed.
Our office, in collaboration with residents, is committed to making District 6 and the city at large a safe and thriving environment. We've built parks together, gifted thousands of families with food during the holidays, provided healthy alternatives and resource expos for young people, and taken a stance against violence and injustice in our city.
Whether you have lived in Oakland for 60 years or 6 months it is important that we are all reminded that residents of Oakland are standing on the shoulders of giants. That before this present day we were already innovators, game changers, social justice pioneers, artist, trend setters, and we served as a national model for diversity and advocacy.
Let us all be reminded of and pay homage to the communities, individuals, and the moments they evoked in our recent and distant history that made this city what it is today.
Always on Your Behalf,
District 6 News
Holiday Party for 100 Deserving Youth
Councilperson Desley Brooks & Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin Host a Holiday Party for 100 Deserving Youth
We are checking our lists and are looking for 100 special kids to be part of our Holiday festivities. Councilperson Desley Brooks and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin are looking for 100 young people to join us for an afternoon of joy, laughter, fun, and Holiday Cheer at our 8th Annual Holiday Party, Each party goer will receive a $ 50 gift; there will be plenty of food and a host of fun activities; everyone is sure to have a great time.
Here are the requirements to nominate a child:
- The child must be between the ages of 8 and 15.
- This offer is limited to children who reside in Oakland & attend an Oakland school.
- Although there are no income restrictions, preference will be given to children whose parents are experiencing economic challenges.
- If you are a parent, guardian, teacher, friend, mentor, relative, coach or Oakland resident please write a letter explaining why your child nominee should be selected to participate in this experience. The nominating letters should contain the name, address, phone number and age of the nominee and of a parent or guardian.
- All documentation must be received no later than 5:00 pm on December 5. 2016.
Only complete submissions will be reviewed. You must submit: (1) a letter explaining why the child is special/deserving. (2) proof of Oakland residency; and (3) proof of attendance at an Oakland school. You can submit 3 ways:
Hon. Desley Brooks
City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 9461.
Fax: (510) 9862650
A total of 100 children will receive a letter or email notifying them of their selection. Children who are selected to participate in the Holiday Party must attend the event (along with a Parent or Guardian) on December 18, 2016. in order to receive a $50 gift card.
No calls please. Get your nomination in now!