For a safer Oakland.
It takes a partnership between neighbors and the city to make Oakland safe.
Jean authored Measure Y, which funded 63 more police officers on patrol in our neighborhoods and expanded community-based crime and violence reduction programs. She expanded after school programs to help keep kids out of trouble and worked with residents to shut down drug houses and crime magnets.
Jean knows that fighting to prevent and reduce crime must be the city's top priority.
Public Safety on Our Block
“We need to organize block by block to create real public safety in our neighborhoods.”
For the past 8 years, Jean Quan has been one of the Council’s strongest advocates for community-based policing & violence prevention strategies and has been implementing them with residents on the ground for real change. Working in the community, Jean:
Transformed the Hillcrest Motel, M&W Liquors and other problem properties through the Public Nuisance Ordinance, which has now been used city-wide on 465 properties.
Authored Measure Y, which assigned an officer to every local beat and reduces crime through violence prevention programs.
Worked to save and expand the Neighborhood Services Coordinator program that links community groups with city services, while supporting neighborhood councils.
Led the formation of the Sexually Exploited Minors network to decriminalize and give opportunities to young women, and increased initiatives to end Domestic Violence.
Improved traffic safety in neighborhoods, established the Wildfire Prevention District, and provided leadership on the regional Earthquake Preparedness Committee.
Plans & Visions
We can turnaround violence and crime in our city and create safety for our families if residents are informed and neighborhoods are organized block by block. We must:
- Implement & strengthen community-based policing in every neighborhood to build stronger city-neighborhood partnerships and accountability on the ground.
- Work with all Neighborhood Service Coordinators & Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils to create strong communities that look out for each other.
- Focus on the most under-resourced neighborhoods to work with youth organizations, service providers & city residents to support young people and re-entry populations to get the resources they need to access quality education and meaningful employment.
- Increase CORE disaster preparedness training, funding for seismic retrofitting, city-wide resources and organizing to prepare for earthquakes, fires and emergencies.
Why I Support Measure BB to Continue the Decrease in Violent Crime in Oakland
Jean visits Project Choice at San Quentin to talk with Oaklanders who are transforming their lives.
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