Kaplan nominates Kenzie Smith for Oakland Parks and Rec Advisory Commission | | Kaplan for Oakland

Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan nominated Smith for the post, saying that she thought he could turn the situation into something positive. She emphasized that she wanted to make “lemons out of lemonade” and that the public should start focusing its attention away from the woman who called 911, now infamously nicknamed “Barbecue Becky,” and toward what positive things can be taken away from this teachable moment.