City Council Accomplishments
In my first term in office, I am so proud of what we have achieved together, including:
- Passage of the strongest COVID-19 eviction moratorium in the State of California
- Opening of a tiny homes program serving 80 unsheltered residents around Lake Merritt
- Creation of a $14 million fund to help low-income tenants purchase their homes with community land trusts to prevent displacement
- Launching a mobile crisis response program in the Fire Department to address mental health, nuisance and non-violent 911 calls
- Expanding violence prevention programs with neighborhood violence interrupters, outreach workers and community ambassadors
- Partnering with youth and education advocates to reauthorize the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, investing millions each year
- Placing a progressive business tax on the November 2022 ballot to raise critical revenue for city services and provide relief to our small businesses
- Equitable development, including the renovation of the Kaiser Convention Center and production of more affordable housing
- Numerous improvements to our parks and neighborhoods, like new public bathrooms at Astro Park (Lake Merritt) and Wilma Chan Park (formerly Madison Park in Chinatown) and resurfacing of the Athol Tennis Courts
For two decades, I’ve been an advocate for working people, leading coalitions in the passage of policies in Oakland to create the building blocks for regional, state, and national change, including:
- Raising Oakland’s minimum wage with paid sick leave by passing Measure FF which won with 82% voter support.
- Securing a ground-breaking good jobs policy for the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base, which is putting Oaklanders to work, earning over $12.5 million in wages.
- Partnering with neighborhood and environmental groups on a Port of Oakland Clean Trucks Program to reduce diesel emissions and create healthier neighborhoods.
I am honored that my organizational leadership and professional work have been featured in the media; click here for Nikki in the News.