Bay Area Reporter endorses Kaplan for Oakland City Council | | Kaplan for Oakland

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Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan is our choice in this race.¬†First elected to the council in 2008, Kaplan is currently president of the eight-member body and has built a solid record not only on behalf of LGBTQ constituents, but all Oaklanders… Regarding Oakland’s housing crisis, Kaplan supports using more public land to build and preserve affordable housing. She is a strong supporter of transit-oriented development on or near BART property, both to protect the environment and create jobs.¬†She helped fight for COVID testing centers in East Oakland, which has been pummeled by the virus, as well as provide personal protective equipment and free Wi-Fi.