Oakland council amends Mayor Thao’s budget with millions of additional spending

Posted on June 15, 2023

San Francisco Chronicle / June 12, 2023

As Oakland stares down a historic budget deficit, the president of the City Council has proposed adding millions in additional funding for violence prevention, the arts and community ambassadors.

Responding to input from community meetings held around Oakland in May, City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas asked Monday for major modifications to the $4.2 billion, two-year budget plan released by Mayor Sheng Thao on May 1.