FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –July twenty sixth, 2021
Brandon Harami, Council Aide
Oakland, California – Councilmember Sheng Thao, working with fellow Councilmembers, neighborhood leaders, and Metropolis Employees, received public security investments for Oakland Monday afternoon, together with investments that align with the Metropolis’s reimagining public security objectives. The Metropolis Council unanimously authorized her finances amendments, which included investments in:
Site visitors Calming and Sideshow Prevention
Sooner 911 Response
Restoring Foot Patrol officers in enterprise corridors through the vacation season
Enterprise District Ambassadors
Including Public Restrooms close to homeless encampments
Investments to job coaching and assets
Councilmember Sheng Thao’s feedback:
“My prime precedence is public security, which implies addressing violent crime, avenue security, poverty, and homelessness. These finances amendments spend money on our neighborhood and enhance our Police Division’s skill to forestall and reply to violent crimes,” mentioned Councilmember Sheng Thao, “These amendments may also defend our enterprise corridors so Oaklanders can really feel protected whereas they store, and in flip, spend money on our Oakland companies.”
From Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong:
“I wish to thank Oakland Metropolis Council Member Sheng Thao and different Council Members for his or her vote and help with extra funding. These funds will present strolling officers in our enterprise districts throughout town throughout this vacation season. The funds enable us to revive a lot wanted public security companies, strolling officers, whereas our neighborhood and guests store throughout our metropolis. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched lots of our weak communities and companies; we should not let crime be the motive force of this vacation season, we could have strolling officers to make sure neighborhood security. “
Councilmember Thao’s amendments included direct investments in West, Central, and East Oakland, together with West Oakland Group Facilities, Central Oakland visitors security, and Oakland 911 response.
“These amendments additionally assist tackle many years of divestment from our BIPOC communities in East Oakland. By bringing investments into avenue security, beautification, and metropolis companies. It’s important that we keep dedicated to fairness for East Oakland. Our workplace made a degree to work with Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, Councilmembers Treva Reid and Loren Taylor to carry these amendments ahead and I thank them for his or her robust partnership on this work.”
These amendments had been authorized unanimously by the Oakland Metropolis Council as the ultimate step within the fiscal yr ‘21-‘23 two yr finances course of. You can find a copy of the final amendments here.
Councilmember SHENG THAO was elected in 2018, and is the primary Hmong American Councilwoman elected within the State of California. THAO was voted by her colleagues to function President Professional Tempore in January 2021. THAO can also be considered one of Oakland’s representatives on the Alameda County Transportation Fee, and the President of the API Caucus on the League of CA Cities.