Council President Bas - Working for You!

As your Council President, I am honored to work with my team to focus on the priorities identified by the thousands of Oaklanders our office engages with, including:

  • Housing as a human right.  While we have made significant strides, pushing the envelope on truly affordable housing remains my top priority. As your Council President, I will continue to deliver on:
  • Creating more affordable housing to keep working and middle-class Oaklanders here
  • Protecting Oakland’s renters from unfair rent hikes and evictions
  • Creating ownership opportunities for any Oaklander with a dream of buying a home

Safe, Healthy Neighborhoods. Every Oaklander deserves safe neighborhoods, fair treatment under the law, and results. To address rising crime, I support a holistic approach including:

  • Increasing neighborhood beat patrols
  • Investing in culturally competent community resource officers
  • Expanding violence prevention programs that address sexual exploitation, human trafficking and addressing the root causes of crime.
  • Getting guns off the street

Responsible, community-empowered budgeting. As your Council President, I’m proud to have passed a budget that prioritized our human needs, including:

  • Housing
  • Job training
  • Public safety/crime prevention programs
  • Support for local, neighborhood-serving businesses
  • Increasing funding for the Oakland Police Department
  • Funding programs that fight blight, litter, and illegal dumping

While there is more work to be done, I want to thank the hundreds of residents whose input helped make our most recent community-centered budget possible.