Nikki Fortunado Bas, Oakland City Council President

Nikki Fortunado Bas – Oakland City Council President To Walk With Chinatown Volunteers

Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunado Bas To Join Chinatown Volunteers Strolling Monday Morning to Support Alternative Community Safety Strategies

WHEN: Tomorrow, Monday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. PST

WHERE: 1200 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612

WHO:

Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas + District 2 Representative
Volunteer Oaklanders in bright yellow vests and gloves picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, escorting Chinatown seniors
Leaders and staff from Oakland Chinatown Coalition, a collection of grassroots service and community organizations, small businesses, churches, and residents who live, work, play, shop and thrive in Chinatown

WHAT:

Tomorrow on Monday, July 12, Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas will join volunteers with Oakland Chinatown Coalition to participate in the Chinatown Volunteer Strolling Program, one key example of an alternative community safety strategy that strengthens community relationships, increases eyes and ears on the street, improves the built environment, and prevents harm and violence from occurring.

Alongside volunteer community members of all backgrounds and ages from across Oakland, Bas will walk the streets of Chinatown escorting seniors to and from destinations as needed, removing graffiti, engaging in street cleaning, building relationships with Chinatown merchants, providing resources to unhoused individuals, and reporting issues to 311 such as illegal dumpling, overflowing trash cans, and street repair needs.

Council President Bas’ recently adopted FY 2021-23 city budget maintained Oakland’s policing levels and allocates $673,819,639 million for police spending, a $38,541,338 million (+6%) increase from the last 2019-2021 budget cycle in the City’s General Purpose Fund. See Bas’ letter to the City Administration and Police Chief Armstrong regarding the need for accurate information to the public on police spending.

Bas’ budget also invested $18,765,358 million towards triple the Department of Violence Prevention’s budget and expand MACRO, Oakland’s civilian crisis response program in the Fire Department.

View Council President Bas’ updates and community messages at @Nikki4Oakland on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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