OAKLAND (KCBS)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivered her last State of The City Address Thursday before facing voters in her re-election effort this fall. While Quan showed optimism, a new poll suggests that may not be enough for Oakland residents to keep her in office.
Quan used her address to focus on public safety and economic growth in addition to outlining her plans that would bring 10,000 new residents to the city.
“We will prioritize crime where the crime is and we will be there for you,” she said, adding that nearly 100 candidates are attending Oakland police academies to become officers.
Quan said that if the hopefuls graduate at the expected rate that the city could be over 700 officers, which according to her, would be the first time the department has had those kinds of numbers in years.