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"We're Proud Governor Newsom Chose Oakland's Own Kingston 11 Cuisine to Sign The Latest California COVID-19 Recovery Package."
October 15, 2021


October 14, 2021
As of last week, 90% of eligible Oaklanders have at least one dose of the vaccine. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and done your part for our community. Let's keep at it!
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Recovery Package for Local Biz Signed in Oakland
Parklets have been signed into law! We're proud that Governor Newsom chose Oakland's own Kingston 11 Cuisine to sign the latest California COVID-19 recovery package. This legislation will keep the good ideas that worked during the pandemic—like parklets and to-go cocktails—and continue to grow and strengthen our small local, businesses. #BuildBackBetter
Oakland's Redistricting: View District Map Proposals
This week, the Oakland Redistricting Commission released four draft district maps for public consideration. Oakland residents can provide input in the redistricting process by:
New district boundaries must be approved by December 31. All Oaklanders should get involved in this vital process, and make your voice heard!
Oakland Programs Supporting Oakland Students
Oakland Promise, a transformative initiative launched in 2016, is dedicated to helping Oakland students from cradle to college to career. Oakland Promise supports students like Oakland Tech graduate Imahni Cheeks, who started school at University of San Francisco this fall. Find out how you can get involved—by volunteering or becoming a mentor—and help young Oaklanders achieve their college dreams.
—Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland in the morning, captured by Vincent James.
  • Check out "This Week in Oakland," the Oaklandside's weekly roundup of local arts and community events.
  • Now through October 14, Comcast is providing $10k grants to businesses owned by people of color. Find out more here.
  • Read Oakland native Akintunde Ahmad's fascinating article on the benefits of guaranteed income on mental health.
  • REMINDER: Despite the federal moratorium ending on 9/30, Oakland's eviction moratorium remains in place. Find rental resources here.
  • The Oakland Police Commission wants to hear your opinion about the empowerment of neighborhoods and the community's interest in partnering with OPD to create safe and equitable neighborhoods. Find a survey here.
  • ICYMI: The Fire Department held a community update meeting on the MACRO program last week. Find key points from the meeting here.
  • Oakland entrepreneurs and business owners can now meet with City business support staff at 5 local libraries. Learn more here.
  • Learn about red flag warnings and and why they matter in Oakland, and visit the City's red flag warning website for updates on fire danger.
  • Access a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record here.
Mayor Libby Schaaf | 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

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