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City Council, District 5 — City of Oakland

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the City Council, District 5 — City of Oakland

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
This office uses ranked-choice voting, or “instant run-off voting.” When marking your ballot, instead of voting for just one candidate, rank up to three candidates in order of your preference.See the Voting info section for more.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 3 candidates.

Noel Gallo

Oakland City Councilmember, District...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. A Clean, Safe, Green and Healthy City
  2. Increased production of housing; combat homelessness...
  3. Business development and Job Preservation & Creation...
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Richard Santos Raya

Legal Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Reduce police funding, reallocate budget to community...
  2. Create city programs that address illegal dumping...
  3. Increase arts funding and create a Cultural Corridor,...
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Zoe Lopez-Meraz

health and medicine
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Utilize surplus of empty housing inventory to house...
  2. Commit to and enact aggressive policy to combat climate...
  3. Balance the city budget to fund public schools, social...
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