Held across the street from each other, the two events illustrated a growing chasm—and some significant overlap, too—in how Oaklanders are talking about some of the city’s biggest problems.
The mayor and district attorney will appear at a town hall on Saturday. A prominent activist with a history of inflammatory statements is holding his own rally nearby, with notable Oakland officials slated to attend.
The registrar of voters says there’s no reason to doubt the election results, and no legal path forward for a reexamination of ballots for the Nov. 8 election.
Allyssa Victory almost didn’t end up on the ballot, but her campaign’s supporters propelled Thao to victory in the ranked-choice runoff.
New results posted Thursday by election officials show Tayor with 35% of first round votes with Sheng Thao at 29%.
Taylor, who is giving up his D6 Council seat to run for mayor, said he’ll continue the reimagining public safety process and establish a City Hall East.
The District 6 representative, who is running for mayor, talks public safety, East Oakland’s needs, and his deep roots in the city.
Libby Schaaf and Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid want to reverse City Council budget decisions, adding another police academy and unfreezing police positions.
The race to replace Mayor Libby Schaaf is already having an impact on City Council district elections. And plenty is bound to happen in the coming year.