City of Oakland | 09/21/21 Council Meeting: Making the Case for Oakland…
Date posted: September 17, 2021 at 2:31 p.m.
Last update: September 17, 2021 at 2:33 p.m.
E-Blast of September 17, 2021 from Vice-Mayor Kaplan
At the Oakland City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1 p.m., I asked the city administration to share a important information report on the status of several vital community grants which my board colleagues and I have successfully championed and endorsed, many since early spring. These grants include:
I became concerned as some of the beneficiaries informed me that they had not received funding from the city, so our community is still without these important services. Many of these grants were funded with money that I successfully redistributed to the city as a board member for the City of Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority. I will continue to advocate and demand transparency in the distribution of these funds. Please join me in demanding that our city act quickly to unlock funding for these important vital services! 4/12 Resolution budget worksheet: Connect
September 21, 2021, 1 p.m. Board meeting agenda: Connect
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84614872331
Meeting number: 846 1487 2331
|Support for Council Member Sheng Thao’s resolution supporting HR 3755 (Chu) – âWomen’s Health Protection Act 2021â|
As the country has seen an attack on reproductive freedom and women’s rights, we must defend access to safe abortions and other health services. I am proud to support President Pro Tem Sheng Thao’s resolution in support of House Resolution 3755 (Chu) – âWomen’s Health Protection Act of 2021,â which would codify ROE V. WADE in federal law to further protect the right to choose. I ask my fellow city council members to endorse this resolution, adding the city of Oakland as a sponsor of HR 3755 – supporting women’s right to their bodies and denouncing Texas Bill 8.
|Exit OPD special events|
I, along with Council Member Fife, scheduled a City Administrator report on the status of implementation of the July 2020 Council Directive to transfer the authorization of special events out of service Oakland Police at the Public Safety Committee meeting on October 12, 2021. Several community members and organizers shared their strong support for the removal of the OPD’s special events authorization due to the fees. expensive police. In addition, I have continuously asked the OPD to focus on responding to and investigating crimes and missing persons. As reported by KQEDCritics of the current policy are frustrated: In the years leading up to the pandemic, Oakland used up to 84% of its festival and fair funds to pay the police department for security instead of directly supporting artists and cultural institutions. This police-run licensing system is prohibitive and unfair, critics say. They argue it’s hurting opportunities for artists and small businesses, hampering Oakland’s tourism industry, and slowing recovery from pandemic restrictions. “