Oakland City Council

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Oakland City Hall and Oak tree at Frank Ogawa Plaza

The Oakland City Council is an elected governing body representing the City of Oakland, California.

Since 1998, Oakland has had a mayor-council government. The mayor is elected for a four-year term. The Oakland City Council has eight council members representing seven districts in Oakland with one member elected at-large; council members serve staggered four-year terms. The mayor appoints a city administrator, subject to the confirmation by the City Council, who is the chief administrative officer of the city. Other city officers include: city attorney (elected), city auditor (elected), and city clerk (appointed by city administrator).[1] Oakland's Mayor is subject to a tenure limited to two terms. There are no term limits for the city council.

2016 members[edit]

2012 members[edit]

Former Councilmembers[edit]


  1. ^ Oakland Municipal Code. Accessed August 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b 2006 Election results
  3. ^ a b 2010 Election results
  4. ^ a b November 2 2010 Election results
  5. ^ 2004 results
  6. ^ 2008 results
  7. ^ 2008 results
  8. ^ "Oakland History Timeline". City of Oakland, Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library. Archived from the original on 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  9. ^ Lowenthal, Abraham F.; Pacific Council on International Policy (2009-02-25). Global California: rising to the cosmopolitan challenge. Stanford University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8047-6227-4. Retrieved 2011-11-10. Lay summary. Frank Ogawa, also Japanese American, served twenty-eight years on the Oakland City Council. Foreword by Kevin Starr
  10. ^ Allen, Annalee; Lee, Sam. Oakland City Center: Frank H. Ogawa Statue (video). EzineMark.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Heredia, Christopher (October 14, 2008). "Oakland runoff: old guard vs. outsider". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 12, 2010. Oakland school board member Kerry Hamill faces AC Transit board member Rebecca Kaplan ... to replace incumbent Councilman Henry Chang Jr., who served 14 years in the citywide seat.
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ Kuruvila, Matthai (2012-11-13). The San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-council-De-La-Fuente-concedes-4031177.php. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Map of council districts