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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter Libby Schaaf

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Oakland; District 4

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Public Policy Advisor
  • Senior Economic Development Advisor to City Council
  • Chief Aide to Mayor Jerry Brown and Councilman DeLaFuente
  • Port of Oakland Executive
  • Director, Volunteers in Oakland Public Schools at Marcus Foster Institute
  • Appointed to 3 City Commissions; Served on 12 Oakland non-profit boards, including League of Women Voters, MOCHA & Oakland Schools Foundation
  • Attorney at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May (now Reed Smith)
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Prevent Crime: Support Chief Batts' strategic, progressive policing; organize and improve neighborhoods.
  • Build a Thriving Economy: promote business-friendly practices; attract living-wage jobs; pass a responsible City Budget.
  • Support Schools: Combat truancy; partner and share resources with OUSD.
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Key Endorsements
  • Attorney General Jerry Brown & California Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club & League of Conservation Voters
  • Oakland Firefighters & Police Offers Association
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Position Papers
Reduce and Prevent Crime
As Mayor Jerry Brown's point-person on violence prevention, I helped draft the Measure Y Violence Prevention Plan and oversee the Project Choice Re-Entry Program, whose parolees overwhelmingly stayed out of jail. I will support Chief Batts' strategic and progressive policing, improve neighborhoods, and promote safety.
Build a Thriving Economy & Responsible Government
I've brought millions of dollars to Oakland, to build parks and transit-oriented development, and I've helped reduce pollution, cut red tape, and support businesses and artists. I'll make Oakland more business-friendly, attract new living-wage jobs, and invest redevelopment funds more wisely. I'll bring decades of experience to create a sustainable budget and make tough choices to get City finances under control.
Support our Schools
In my 20s, I left practicing law to build a centralized volunteer program for Oakland public schools, and I've helped start some of Oakland's most successful public schools. I will focus on combating truancy and strengthening city-school partnerships.
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