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Dear Friends -
In my two+ terms on the Oakland City Council, we've accomplished a lot together, but there is more work to be done.
Dan's Post-Election Message:
Greetings all. While the last few remaining ballots are being counted around the country, I am pleased and honored to have been re-elected as your City Councilmember. And I want you to know that you count on this:
• I greatly appreciate the confidence, generosity and support that so many North Oakland residents expressed for my work as your councilmember (big thank you to the nearly 100 volunteers who helped to get the word out);
• I take my responsibility to serve the residents—all the residents—of District 1 and the entire City of Oakland with all seriousness, focus and pride; and
• My staff and I are working diligently to address the most critical issues facing our city, including:
° Housing affordability and homelessness;
° Violence prevention and public safety;
° Economic challenges stemming from the COVID crisis;
° Local action on climate change;
° Wildfire prevention and emergency planning;
° Pedestrian safety, and more.
I want to acknowledge and offer my sincere thanks to the other D-1 Council candidates—Stephanie Dominguez Walton and Tri Ngo--who ran passionate campaigns to serve the people of Oakland. They put themselves out there, shared their thoughts and ideas, and kept me on my toes.
I also want to congratulate my new and returning colleagues. I am looking forward to working with new city councilmembers Carroll Fife and Treva Reid, re-elected councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo, and continuing councilmembers Nikki Bas, Sheng Thao, and Loren Taylor. We are facing serious challenges—not the least of which will be our city budget—and I am looking to provide the leadership necessary to move our city forward. I am also looking ahead to enhancing the city’s community outreach commitment, which I believe needs work.
Please stay on top of current matters by reading my email newsletters and updates.And for neighbors who want to receive my newsletters in their inbox, go to this link: https://www.oaklandca.gov/officials/councilmember-dan-kalb, and sign up to receive my newsletters directly.
I am happy that Oakland Measures Y, QQ, RR, and S1 passed. County Measure W is still too close to call. Very disappointed that propositions 15 and 16 failed.
Finally, I am thrilled our country has elected a new President and Vice-President who will bring sanity and appreciation of science and truthfulness back to the White House. With the pandemic still in full force, we need all the assistance we can get from the federal government.
Many thanks, and please stay safe during the holiday season by respecting the advice from our public health officials.
With deep appreciation,
Dan Gets It Done!
District One City Councilmember DAN KALB is running for re-election in 2020. He's worked hard for the past several years and has developed a reputation as an effective local legislator with a strong record of accomplishments.
Dan was named an AFFORDABLE HOUSING CHAMPION in 2020 by East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)
Oakland Magazine in 2016 named Dan as the “most effective member of the eight-person Council. He’s smart, pro-environment, and a good government legislator who knows how to get things done. Indeed, his list of accomplishments over the past four years is unmatched in Oakland.”
Dan received the Outstanding Elected Official award in 2015 from California Public Library Advocates for “his far-reaching efforts on behalf of the Oakland Public Library.”
Dan was recognized as the Good Government Politician of the Year by the East Bay Express in 2014: “Politicians who claim to support open government and transparency are a dime a dozen. But Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb stands apart: He not only advocates for good government policies, but he actually drafts proposals and works to turn them into law.”