We’ve been covering the news in Oakland City Hall for nine months and have an entire section in our website dedicated to stories about local government. Last November, we also created a section dedicated to the 2020 election. This year, we’re starting to create guides to help Oaklanders better understand government, like this post about how to watch and participate in Oakland City Council meetings.
Now that the city council has two new members serving Oakland constituents—in November, Carroll Fife was elected to represent District 3 and Treva Reid will represent District 7—we thought it would help to provide a quick guide about how to contact your council member. Whether you prefer to call, email, or tweet at them, this guide will help you do it.
If you do not know which district you live in and who represents you, then you can plug your address into this council district locator.
Councilmember at-large, Rebecca Kaplan (up for reelection in 2024)
Serving: the entire city
Main office: 510-238-7008
District 1, Dan Kalb (up for reelection in 2024)
Serving: North Hills, Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Temescal, Golden Gate, Santa Fe, Longfellow, Piedmont, Bushrod, and Mosswood
Main Office Line: 510-238-7001
Constituent issues: for North Hills, Rockridge & Upper Rockridge, and Temescal contact Lisa Jacobs at 510-238-7014, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. For constituent issues in Golden Gate, Santa Fe, Longfellow, or Piedmont contact Deidra Moss at (510)-238-3557, or via email email@example.com. For constituent issues in Bushrod and Mosswood contact Seth Steward at 510-238-7013, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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District 2, Nikki Fortunato Bas (currently serving as City Council president, up for re-election in 2022)
Serving: Eastlake, Grand Lake, San Antonio, and Chinatown
Main Office Line: 510-238-7002
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District 3, Carroll Fife (first term, up for reelection in 2024)
Serving: West Oakland, downtown, Adams Point, Jack London District
Main Office Line: 510-238-7003
District 4, Sheng Thao (up for reelection in 2022)
Serving: Dimond, Allendale, Laurel, Redwood Heights, and Montclair
Main Office Line: 510-238-7004
Constituent issues: Contact Amauri Collins-McMurray at 510-238-7273 or via email email@example.com.
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District 5, Noel Gallo (up for reelection in 2024)
Serving: Fruitvale, Jingletown, and Glenview
Main Office Line: 510-238-7005
District 6, Loren Taylor (up for reelection in 2022)
Serving: Maxwell Park, Millsmont, Havenscourt, and Eastmont
Main Office Line: 510-238-7306
Constituent issues: Contact Rowena Brown at 510-238-3971, or via email RBrown3@oaklandca.gov.
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District 7, Treva Reid (first term, elected in November 2020)
Serving: Coliseum, Brookfield Village, Sobrante Park, Castlemont, Oak Knoll, Foothill Square
Main Office Line: (510) 238-7007
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