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Real Estate Round Table – A Conversation with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP is delighted to welcome Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to a virtual Real Estate Roundtable on February 9, 2021. Mayor Schaaf has led the City since 2015, overseeing a time of both unprecedented growth and significant challenges. She has focused on a variety of real estate-related issues during her tenure as Mayor, including development, economic revitalization, affordable housing, eviction and homelessness, issues of equity, and now the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mayor Schaaf was born and raised in Oakland, which she proudly describes as, “The most unapologetic Sanctuary City in America.” During her tenure, Oakland has undergone an economic revitalization and building boom, as well as cut gun violence in half.
Her “17K/17K Housing Plan” has helped increase Oakland’s affordable housing production, stabilize rents, and decrease evictions. Her innovative public-private partnerships Keep Oakland Housed and Cabin Communities are credited with preventing 5,000 families from losing their housing, while resolving some of Oakland’s most unsafe street encampments. In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Mayor Schaaf to California’s first Council of Regional Homeless Advisors.
Mayor Schaaf created Oakland’s first Department of Transportation, whose equity-based paving plan is the first of its kind in the nation and will make previously underserved neighborhoods safer, while addressing the city’s decades-old infrastructure backlog.
She is most proud of launching the Oakland Promise, a bold cradle-to-career initiative to send more low-income Oakland kids to college. The Oakland Promise gives every baby born into poverty a $500 savings account at birth. The Oakland Promise has sent more than 1,400 Oakland students (and counting) to college with scholarships and mentors.
We look forward to welcoming Mayor Schaaf for a wide-ranging discussion of Oakland real estate, her goals as Mayor, and the future of Oakland.
In addition to this engaging speaker, the event will feature time for your questions and small group breakout room networking. Your RSVP helps us to plan for the networking sessions. We hope to see you there!