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Mayor delivers State of the City address: how to watch it
On Feb. 27, I delievered my second annual State of the City address. It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor, as we continue our third year together, I asked everyone in Oakland to consider the progress our proud and beautiful city has made in the last two years despite tough economic times and unexpected events, and to soberly assess the challenges still ahead.
I'll be continuing to raise these issues and keep these discussions active in the coming months. In the meantime, you can watch the video of the speech in two ways:
1. KTOP – TV10 will replay the address on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7th at 6 p.m.
2. Watch the online video of the program here at www.oaklandnet.com by clicking on “Watch Meetings Live or View Archived Video.”
My heartfelt thanks go out to anyone who puts in work to help our beautiful City, and I look forward to continuing to work with you all.
Oakland Mayor’s summer jobs program kicks
off with $50,000 grant from Bank of America
The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program, which last year offered summer
employment to almost 1,000 Oakland youths, kicked off this year with a $50,000
grant from Bank of America, which we announced Feb. 5.
My goal is to provide a job for every kid who applies. Last year,
that was about 2,000 kids. We were able to find positions for about 1,000 of
them, and about half of them were kids from some of our toughest
Bank of America’s grant is to the East Bay Community Foundation through its
workforce development fund. The $50,000 grant will create 31 jobs for local
teens, working with the City of Oakland, non-profit organizations, and local
This year, the City of Oakland intends to train and place over 1,000 youth into
summer jobs. To meet this goal, they are looking to the private sector to create
over 2,000 jobs. To support the jobs program and hire a youth for summer 2013,
please make a tax-deductible contribution to support local youth by contacting
the Mayor’s Office at (510) 238-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland to offer nation’s
first municipal identification/debit card
Appointments begin Feb. 19
The City of Oakland officially launched the Oakland City ID Prepaid
MasterCard program on Friday, February 1, 2013. This will be the first
card of its kind in the United States and represents a major new resource for
In addition to its city center office, the program has opened a second office
to support card holder acquisition at the Spanish Speaking Citizens’
Foundation located at 1470 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, 94601. A third
office will be opened in East Oakland in March.
For more information, visit http://www.oaklandcityid.com.
(Sample card from the New Haven, Conn. model, which does not feature a debit function.)