OAKLAND, CA – Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Councilmember At-Large, is spearheading a Resolution to help improve safety for our young people, by allocating more funding for school crossing guards, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Gallo and Campbell Washington. The resolution will first be heard at the Public Works Committee of April 10, 2018 in City Hall’s Hearing Room 1.
Kaplan is asking that $320,000 from Measure BB (transportation funding), which Alameda County voters approved on November 4, 2014, be allocated to add crossing guards at 16 additional schools in Oakland; where each Councilmember will be allowed to select two schools each to add crossing guards. Kaplan, who also serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission, co-authored Measure BB, which provides funding for transportation improvements.
Kaplan stated: “To encourage our young people to attend and succeed in school, and to make it safer to walk or bike to school, we need to provide crossing guards to help protect our students. The voters of our community overwhelmingly approved Measure BB, and these funds should be used in a timely way to benefit our community. This proposal is an important and cost-effective way to improve the safety of our youth and reduce traffic congestion around our schools. I encourage my colleagues to vote yes.”
For the resolution, click here.