Oakland Councilmember Kaplan Wants City Council To Adopt Effective Homelessness Solutions May 4th

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland At-Large Councilmember, is asking for the Oakland City Council to adopt new, effective homeless solutions We recently received the report from the City Auditor detailing the failures … Read More

Oakland Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan’s Housing And Homelessness Plan For Action

Oakland Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan Of The Oakland City Council Has Housing and Homelessness Plan for Action Oakland, CA — Today, March 22, 2021, Oakland Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan is presenting her … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Calls Oakland New Funding to Be Used to Restore Vital City Services

Oakland’s Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan Calls on City’s New Funding to Be Used to Restore Vital City Services Oakland, CA — At the March 16, 2021, Oakland City Council meeting, … Read More

Oakland CMs Rebecca Kaplan And Treva Reid Want Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Oakland’s Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Councilmember Treva Reid Call on FEMA and California Leadership to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Equitable Oakland (February 24, 2021) — Oakland’s Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan … Read More

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan Seeks to Ease Permit Process

Oakland — Oakland’s Vice-Mayor Rebecca Kaplan is introducing a resolution designed to add support to the Building and Planning department at the March 2, 2021, City Council meeting. Kaplan’s proposed … Read More

Sign-Ups For COVID Vaccination Appointments At Oakland Coliseum Site To Open Today

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the State of California, in partnership with the Biden Administration, will begin offering COVID vaccinations to eligible residents, with an emphasis on the most affected … Read More

Oakland City Council Passes Resolutions: Coliseum Funds Use, COVID-19 Vaccines Equity

Unanimously Passed! Resolutions to Receive $10 Million to Help Save Vital Oakland City Services and Calling for COVID-19 Vaccines to be Made Equitably Available for Our Community The Oakland City … Read More

Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Treva Reid, Want COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Equitably Available

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan Together with Councilmember Treva Reid, Call for COVID-19 Vaccines to Be Made Equitably Available for Our Community Oakland – Tomorrow, February 2, 2021, Vice Mayor … Read More

Oakland Finance Committee To Discuss Councilmember Kaplan Idea To Use Coliseum Surplus For Shortfall

Oakland Finance Committee to Discuss Informational Reports on Budget Shortfall & My Proposal to Use $10 Million Surplus to Save Vital Community Programs & Services Oakland – Today at 1:30pm, … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Denounces Plan To Cut Oakland Fire Services

Oakland’s Vice Mayor Kaplan Denounces Dangerous Plan to Cut Fire Services, Finds Millions of Dollars to Save Vital Services Oakland – Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan has identified an additional … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Calling On Oakland Police to Stop Criminalizing Oakland Youth

Community and Council President Kaplan Call for OPD to Stop the Criminalization of Oakland Youth Oakland — This week, the Oakland Police Media Unit sent out a press release using … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland City Council President Blasts Plan To Defund Kids, Community, Jobs Programs

“Don’t Defund Youth, Jobs, and Violence Prevention Programs” says Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan and Many Others Oakland – The Oakland Administration is presenting to the Oakland City Council a … Read More

Oakland Community, Rebecca Kaplan, Call for Accountability For Unauthorized Overspending

Oakland — On Monday, December 7, 2020 the Oakland Finance Committee heard the FY 2019-20 Q4 & FY 2020-21 Q1 R&E Report. According to the Report from the Interim Director … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Victory & Hanukkah Party With Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Oakland – Rebecca Kaplan has retained her At Large seat on the Oakland City Council after a hard fought race that included $500K in independent expenditures from large corporate interests. … Read More

Oakland City Council Wants California To Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Homes

The Oakland City Council calls for State Legislation to Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Residential Homes Up For Tax Auction The Oakland City Council (unanimously) passed a resolution, … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Wins Re-Election To The Oakland City Council In 2020 Race

Oakland – Rebecca Kaplan has retained her At-Large seat on the Oakland City Council. With unofficial results showing her with a lead, her opponent called her this morning to concede … Read More

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Urges No Vote On Proposition 22

Oakland – Amid the $200 million in expenditures to pass Proposition 22 and the $400,000 to defeat her by Lyft, Rebecca Kaplan is urging voters to vote No on Proposition … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Councilmember At-Large Blasts Warriors Appeal of Arena Bond Debt

Oakland — The Golden State Warriors have filed for a hearing with the California Supreme Court to overturn the California District Court’s April 2020 decision in favor of the Oakland … Read More

Senator Bernie Sanders Endorses Rebecca Kaplan For Oakland City Council At Large 2020

Oakland – We are honored to share the huge news that Senator Bernie Sanders has weighed in on the Oakland City Council At Large race, endorsing Council President Rebecca Kaplan. … Read More

Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan Challenges Lyft to Debate Her

OAKLAND, CA – Yesterday, October 5th, at 10:30AM Oakland City Councilmember at-large Rebecca Kaplan, held a press conference together with a coalition of leaders, to denounce the lies of billionaires … Read More

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Calls For New Solutions To Speeding Problem

Rebecca Kaplan Calls for New Solutions to Oakland’s Speeding Problems & Requests Support From the State Legislature at the October 6, 2020 Oakland City Council Meeting Oakland, CA —It seems … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council President: Gun Violence Should Be Law Enforcement Priority One

Oakland – Today, the Oakland City Council, CPAB, SSOC, and the Police Commission will discuss the concept, introduced by Council President Rebecca Kaplan, to make guns the top law enforcement … Read More

Lyft Spends $100K On TV Ads Against Rebecca Kaplan In Oakland City Council At-Large Race

Oakland – Just hours after it was announced that Lyft had dumped $100K into television ads against Oakland City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan, allegedly lying about her record on housing, … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Wants New Solutions To Oakland’s Speeding Problems, Wants State Legislature Support

Oakland — It seems that every day there is a report of a fatal hit and run or reckless speeding that has resulted in serious injury on Oakland’s streets. It … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Asks Oakland To Open Health-Compliant Clean Air Cooling Centers – Update

Update on Rebecca Kaplan’s Call for the City of Oakland to Open Health-Compliant Clean Air Cooling Centers. Response to City Administration Report to be heard September 15 at 1:30pm Oakland … Read More

Oakland City Council Special Council Meeting: Approval To Buy Clifton Hall For Affordable Housing

Oakland – Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan has been urging the City to take action to acquire available buildings, such as SROs, hotels, and dormitories, to help house the … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Blasts Mike Pence Lies About Oakland White Supremacist Murder Of Dave Underwood

OAKLAND COUNCIL PRESIDENT REBECCA KAPLAN DENOUNCES PENCE’S LIES ABOUT A WHITE SUPREMACIST MURDER IN OAKLAND Oakland – Vice President Mike Pence’s speech during the Republican National Convention contained deeply misleading … Read More

Monitor Warshaw’s Report On Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick False Statement; Need For Oversight

Oakland – This week, Robert Warshaw, The Federal Monitor over the Oakland Police Department released a new report, detailing deception and cover-up at the top of OPD. As many in … Read More

Honoring The Life And Work Of Chauncey Bailey Of The Oakland Post

Oakland – Last Sunday, August 2, 2020, marked 13 years since Oakland Tribune and Oakland Post Reporter Chauncey Bailey was murdered for his community-minded reporting. Chauncey Bailey had a lifetime … Read More

Oakland City Council Passes Police Commission Ballot Measure For November 2020 Ballot

Oakland, CA (July 23, 2020)- Today, The Police Commission Ballot measure resolution that Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb and I, Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, introduced, which was co-sponsored by Oakland … Read More

Oakland Special Events Functions Moved From Oakland Police Department

Oakland – During the July 21st Council meeting, The Office Of Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan successfully passed our Resolution redirecting the Special Event function from OPD, allowing for … Read More

AIDS Quilt Installed At Oakland City Hall

Oakland, CA – On  Monday, July 6, 2020, the City of Oakland started hosting panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to hang on the front of Oakland City Hall. The … Read More

Press Conference: Oakland Council President Kaplan To Reopen Budget Vote To Defund Police

Press Conference: In Midst of Mounting Pressure and Day of Action, Oakland Council President Kaplan to Reopen Budget Vote; Commit to Join Bas, Labor, Community to Defund Police Oakland, Ca … Read More

Oakland City Council President Kaplan Proposes Budget Funding For Fire Works Response, More

Proposing Budget Funding To Provide Fire Works Response, Fire Safety, Education, Drive-In Theater and More Oakland, CA – In recent weeks, there has been an increase of people setting off … Read More

Budget Amendments For The June 23rd Oakland City Council Special FY 20-21 Mid Cycle Meeting

Oakland, CA – Tuesday, June 23rd, starting at noon, my colleagues and I will continue our discussion of the Oakland Mid Cycle FY 20-21 Budget Amendments. We are working, in … Read More

Oakland Council Members Nikki Bas, Rebecca Kaplan, Sheng Thao, Want Immediate Halt Of Tear Gas

Oakland, CA: (June 3 , 2020) – Today, Oakland Council Members Nikki Bas, Rebecca Kaplan and Sheng Thao sent a joint letter to Mayor Schaaf, City Administrator Reiskin and Interim … Read More

LaTonda Simmons Named Interim Oakland Assistant City Administrator: Council President Kaplan Statement

Statement From Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan On LaTonda Simmons Hiring As Interim Oakland Assistant City Administrator: “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate LaTonda Simmons, a native … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland Council President Calls To Implement Publicly-Accessible WiFi

Oakland, CA – Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan, who serves as Oakland’s Council Member At-Large, calls for publicly accessible WiFi for Oakland’s communities. Kaplan has been working to expand … Read More

Oakland City Council Closer To Allowing 16 and 17 Year-Olds To Vote in School Board Elections

IT PASSED! Oakland President Rebecca Kaplan Proposed Ballot Measure to Allow 16 and 17 Year-Olds To Vote in School Board Elections Passes Unanimously. Oakland, Ca – Oakland City Council President, … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Oakland Council President’s Agenda For A Healthy Transition & Just Recovery Plan

Oakland, CA: (May 18, 2020) – Today, Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan, who serves as Oakland’s Council Member At-Large, announced a bold “Agenda for Healthy Transition and a Just Recovery … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council President, Asks Gov Newsom For Hotel Access For Homeless

In the letter called “Immediate Access to Hotel Rooms For Unhoused And Other At Risk Residents” Oakland City Council President Kaplan asks Governor Newsom For Hotel Acesss  Honorable Richard … Read More

Oakland City Council Teleconference Meeting Draws 1,000, Eviction Moratorium Unanimously Passed

Oakland, CA- This past Friday, March 27th, for the first time, the Oakland City Council held a special city council meeting by teleconference. An estimated 1,000 participants joined the meeting … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan Calls For Action to Stop Spread Of COVID-19 At Special Oakland City Council Meeting

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Calls for Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19, Including through vulnerable and homeless communities, at March 27th Special Council Meeting Oakland, CA – To … Read More

Rebecca Kaplan: Oakland City Council President Releases Video On COVID-19 And Oaklanders

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan Releases A Video Addressing Oakland Residents Regarding COVID-19 Oakland- City Council President Rebecca Kaplan released a video for Oakland residents on the City’s actions … Read More

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