Thank you to Gilead Sciences, who just donated $500,000 to help launch Phase 2 of our ambitious goal to close the digital divide for good.
Working with OUSD and community partners, we want our #OaklandUndivided movement to be a sustainable, systemic fix that ensures every child and family in Oakland has access to a computer and internet not just this year, but every year after.
Finally, I want to appreciate all the City of Oakland staff and employees who continue to work so diligently and creatively through this pandemic.
Many employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities, such as moving from their positions in the library to helping sort and deliver meals at our
free food distribution sites
Others, particularly our dedicated finance staff, recently drafted a budget proposal that uses up our rainy day fund – because it’s raining – to help
close a $122 million deficit
while minimizing service cuts and severe impacts to employees.
I am grateful that everyone is in this together, and everyone is doing their part for one Oakland.