FOR Quick Launch –July Twenty sixth, 2021
Brandon Harami, Council Aide
Oakland, California – Councilmember Sheng Thao, working with fellow Councilmembers, group leaders, and Metropolis Staff, gained public shieldedty investments for Oakland Monday afternoon, collectively with investments that align with The city’s reimagining public shieldedty goals. The Metropolis Council unanimously accredited her price range amendments, which included investments in:
Visitors Calming and Sideshow Prevention
Faster 911 Response
Restoring Foot Patrol officers in enterprise corridors By way of The journey season
Industry District Ambassadors
Including Public Restrooms shut to homeless encampments
Investments to job teaching and assets
Councilmember Sheng Thao’s suggestions:
“My prime precedence is public shieldedty, Which suggests tackleing violent crime, road shieldedty, poverty, and homelessness. These price range amendments Pay money for our group and enhance our Police Division’s capability To sprime and Reply to violent crimes,” said Councilmember Sheng Thao, “These amendments Can furtherly shield our enterprise corridors so Oaklanders can really feel shielded wright hereas they store, and in flip, Pay money for our Oakland companies.”
From Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong:
“I would like to thank Oakland Metropolis Council Member Sheng Thao and completely different Council Members For his or her vote and assist with further funding. These funds will current strolling officers in our enterprise districts throughout the city all through this journey season. The funds permit us To revive a lot needed public shieldedty providers, strolling officers, wright hereas our group and visitors store throughout our city. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched Lots of our weak communities and companies; we should not let crime be The driving strain of this journey season, we Might have strolling officers To Guarantee group shieldedty. “
Councilmember Thao’s amendments included direct investments in West, Central, and East Oakland, collectively with West Oakland Community Facilities, Central Oakland traffic shieldedty, and Oakland 911 response.
“These amendments furtherly assist tackle many yrs of divestment from our BIPOC communities in East Oakland. By conveying investments into road shieldedty, beautification, and city providers. It Is important that we primarytain dedicated to equity for East Oakland. Our office made Some extent to work with Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, Councilmembers Treva Reid and Loren Taylor to convey these amendments forward And that i thank them For his or her strong partnership On this work.”
These amendments have been accredited unanimously by the Oakland Metropolis Council As a Outcome of the final step Inside the fiscal yr ‘21-‘23 two yr price range course of. Yow will uncover A duplicate of The final amendments right here.
Councilmember SHENG THAO was elected in 2018, and is The primary Hmong American Councilwoman elected Inside the State of California. THAO was voted by her colleagues to Carry out President Professional Tempore in January 2021. THAO May even be Definitely one of Oakland’s recurrentatives On the Alameda County Transportation Fee, and the President of the API Caucus On the League of CA Cities.