Posts Tagged: Libby Schaaf

Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

Posted June 22, 2017 by

These are not the best of times for Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now routinely booed at public appearances, Schaaf  is grappling with big city challenges without the power of most big city mayors. I’ve been a big fan of Schaaf’s
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Rising Rents, Green Activism Spur Pro-Housing Movement

Testing Libby Schaaf

Testing Libby Schaaf

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now
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Oakland Should Call Raiders Bluff

Oakland Should Call Raiders Bluff

Posted February 24, 2015 by

For a city moving forward on multiple fronts, Oakland now finds itself facing another “Raiders to LA” threat. The city’s response should be obvious: tell the Raiders to leave for Los Angeles and don’t slam door on the way out.
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Political Predictions for 2015

Political Predictions for 2015

Posted January 5, 2015 by

Although 2015 is not a federal election year, national politics will be dominated by the 2016 presidential contest. Since Hillary Clinton will face no Democrat capable of defeating her, we face endless media coverage of the battle among Jeb Bush,
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Schaaf Wins Big in Oakland Mayor’s Race

Schaaf Wins Big in Oakland Mayor’s Race

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Capping a powerful stretch drive to the finish, Libby Schaaf won a commanding victory over  longtime frontrunner Rebecca Kaplan to become Oakland’s next mayor. With ranked choice votes counted, Schaaf won a 63%-37% victory over Kaplan,  with incumbent Jean Quan
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Election Predictions, Nov. 2014

Election Predictions, Nov. 2014

Posted November 3, 2014 by

This has been one strange election season. Nationally, stories about ISIS and Ebola dominated the news. In San Francisco, election campaigns had to compete with the public’s fixation on the Giants run to a third World Series title. Midterm voting
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Schaaf Battles Kaplan in Oakland Mayor’s Race

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