City leaders and community members in Oakland gathered Sunday evening in response to the protests and violence this past week in the Bay Area.
Oakland Begins Cleanup After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Protest Leaves Downtown Businesses Vandalized, Looted
Work crews on Tuesday morning began cleaning up downtown, where demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown set fires, smashed store-front windows and looted businesses on Monday night.
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.
Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.
Libby Schaaf may be the new face of Oakland – but she is certainly facing the same set of problems.
Schaaf said she hopes to expand on Mayor Jean Quan’s Coliseum City project, and wants to keep the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders in town.
In what may be a nod to her Burning Man constituents, the woman who appears to be Oakland’s mayor-elect rode off from a victory speech Wednesday in a metallic, fire-spraying snail vehicle.
After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf’s announcement is “premature.”
Three of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city’s ranked-choice voting system.
The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.