We must make starting (or expanding) a business easier in Oakland.
As a council member I will design incentives to attract and retain businesses and support the establishment of worker-owned cooperatives and non-profit social enterprises that help our people obtain meaningful, living- wage jobs.
I will continue to fight for new, living wage jobs in Oakland. This effort will require work. Promoting development will help, but we also need to create living wage jobs and reward entrepreneurship. A city that works puts its people to work.