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Statement from Mayor Libby Schaaf on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
With today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality our Union is a little more perfect. I am thankful for all of the visionaries and courageous couples who helped get us here. Now Americans in every corner of this nation will know what Oaklanders have for some time – our community is stronger when love wins.
Housing and development expert Claudia Cappio returns to Oakland in key role
Claudia Cappio will re-join the City of Oakland staff as an Assistant City Administrator. Ms. Cappio has an extensive background in local government administration, land use planning, project development and affordable housing. From 2000-2007, she was Oakland’s Development Director and Executive Director of the Oakland Base Reuse Authority. She returns to Oakland having served in the administration of California Governor Jerry Brown as Executive Director of both the California State Department of Housing and Community Development and the California Housing Finance Agency. Read more about Ms. Cappio's appointment here.
Oakland part of East Bay 2016-2017 Bay Area bike sharing expansion
Building on the success of the 700-bike Bay Area Bike Share program that started in 2013, Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville will be part of East Bay expansion of the program to 7,000 bikes across the three East Bay cities, San Francisco and San Jose from 2016-2017. The proposal includes bringing a total of 850 bikes to Oakland, 400 bikes to Berkeley and 100 bikes to Emeryville. After the initial five-city, four-phase expansion ends, the entire Bay Area region will get 150 additional bikes in late 2017 with at least 50 slated to serve the East Bay. This concerted regional effort will make this one of largest bike sharing systems in the nation. Learn more about the program's planned introduction in Oakland and the four other Bay Area cities.
Mayor Libby Schaaf directs lifting of City-funded travel ban to Indiana after discriminatory law was amended
Mayor Schaaf and the mayors of San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR and Seattle, WA announced in a joint release the lifting of their city's respective bans on city-funded travel to Indiana in light of Indiana's adoption of an amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read all four Mayor's statements here.
Mayor Schaaf acts against discriminatory Indiana law
As Mayor of Oakland, I join with jurisdictions, private citizens, businesses and other entities around the world in denouncing the State of Indiana’s action and will continue to direct the City Administrator to deny the use of City dollars for travel to Indiana as long as this discriminatory law remains in effect. Read Mayor Schaaf's full statement here.
Chabot Space & Science Center offers $1 admission for Snap/EBT cardholders
Mayor Schaaf joined Chabot Space & Science Center Executive Director and CEO Alex Swissler, District 4 City Councilmember Annie Campbell-Washington, Oakland Parks and Recreation Director Audree Jones-Taylor and Sara Bedford, Director of Human Services, City of Oakland to announce that under the Golden State Advantage Cardholder Program, any individual receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) program, will enjoy $1 admission per person to Chabot Space & Science Center, with no limit to the number of visits per year. To receive the discounted admission, participants need only to show their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card at the admission desk and pay the discounted fee for each person in their group, up to a maximum of 10 people. As part of the partnership, AC Transit is offering expanded weekend bus service to Chabot Space & Science Center. Click here for more details.
Matt Nichols new Policy Director for Infrastructure and Transportation
In this role, Matt Nichols will be Mayor Schaaf's primary liaison to city staff and external agencies responsible for planning, project development and delivery, and funding of infrastructure and transportation projects.For the past 13 years, Mr. Nichols served as Principal Transportation Planner for the City of Berkeley, raising approximately $40 million for transportation projects, while leading city-wide and neighborhood-based integrated transit, pedestrian and bicycle planning including managing federal, regional and local grant funds. Read more about Mr. Nichols' hire as part of Mayor Schaaf's focus on building sustainable and vibrant infrastructure in Oakland.
Mayor Schaaf chooses City Administrator
Mayor Libby Schaaf today announced Sabrina Landreth as her choice for Oakland City Administrator. A former Deputy City Administrator for the City of Oakland, Ms. Landreth currently serves as the City Manager for neighboring Emeryville. Upon City Council approval of her appointment and negotiated contract, Ms. Landreth will assume her new role once a suitable replacement is found for her current position in Emeryville, but no later than July 2015. Learn more about Mayor Schaaf's choice for City Administrator.
Inauguration Week 2015
Join in the events marking the inauguration of Oakland's 50th Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Saturday, January 10, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
More information at http://citycamp.com/oakland.
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated during a public ceremony on January 5 at the historic Paramount Theatre of the Arts. The event also included the ceremonial installation of Councilmembers Abel Guillen, Annie Campbell Washington and Desley Brooks; City Auditor Brenda Roberts and Oakland Board of Education members Aimee Eng, Nina Senn and Shanthi Gonzales.