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November 4, 2021

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November 4, 2021
Greetings,
Let's talk shots. For parents, here's a helpful update (and video) from OUSD on vaccines for kids aged 5-11. And regarding booster shots, read this great article from NPR titled "What you need to know about COVID boosters." Together, we should stay informed and listen to the science.
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Oakland Love,
—Libby
MAYOR LIBBY SCHAAF
City Council Approves Historic Housing Ordinance
I'm so proud that this week our Council approved a bold housing ordinance that innovates and redefines what makes a "home" which, ultimately, will bring down housing costs and help to prevent homelessness. This action means Oakland is a national leader in addressing the housing crisis by updating our zoning and building codes to promote flexibility and innovation, including the legalization of safe RVs and tiny homes on private property. Thank you Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Sheng Thao for your partnership!
Bay Area Pitches FIFA To Host 2026 World Cup
Last Friday, I was proud to join my fellow Mayors London Breed and Sam Liccardo to make the pitch for a Bay Area 2026 World Cup. It was a pleasure to discuss all that the Bay Area—and our people, culture, and location—has to offer a worldwide audience. Futbol is life!
A Wonderful Día De Los Muertos Festival In Fruitvale
A beautiful Sunday in Fruitvale. This Día De Los Muertos, as we remembered and celebrated those who are no longer with us, I was delighted by the spirit of our community, expressed in costumes and ofrendas. Thank you to the Unity Council for an amazing event.
Also on Sunday, Oakland Roots and Street Soccer USA hosted a game between elected officials and youth—I won't say who won. Thanks to Attorney General Rob Bonta, Asm. Mia Bonta, City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, and City Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid for joining!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Glowfari, the Oakland Zoo's lantern festival, is returning from November 12 through December 30. Tickets are on sale now!
THROWBACK PHOTO OF THE WEEK
BART workers at Lake Merritt Station in the 1970s.
COMMUNITY LINKS TO USE AND SHARE
  • AC Transit is hiring bus operators. Jobs start at $22.11/hour after paid training. Learn more about further opportunities here.
  • Demystifying Oakland Unified's Budget—attend a virtual town hall on Monday, November 15 at 5:30pm. Register here to get the Zoom link.
  • Checkout Nearby Bay Area, a hyper-local shopping app and website that features products exclusively from Oakland and Bay Area businesses.
  • Get involved in Oakland Promise, an initiative dedicated to supporting Oakland students from cradle to career, by volunteering or becoming a mentor.
  • REMINDER: Despite the federal moratorium ending on 9/30, Oakland's eviction moratorium remains in place. Find rental resources 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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