10 March 2022
Libby Schaaf’s love affair with Oakland
Libby Schaaf is about to complete her second and final term as mayor of Oakland. Unlike a lot of other political jobs, as Willie Brown once said, mayors are judged by results. When Schaaf took office in 2014, Barack Obama was still president. Today, she presides over a very different city. Homelessness, a new baseball stadium, the creation of a whole new neighborhood, police reform, and the potential for gentrification were not as front and center then as they are today. In this week’s podcast, she talks about the changes and how she thinks she’s fared.