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Oakland City Council

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. Three council members are currently on their fourth term.

Jean Quan was elected mayor in November 2010, beating Don Perata and Rebecca Kaplan in the city's first ranked choice balloting.[2]

2012 members

Former Councilmembers


  1. ^ Oakland Municipal Code. Accessed August 31, 2007.
  2. ^ Gammon, Robert (2011-11-10). "Breaking news: Jean Quan wins mayor's race".  
  3. ^ a b November 2 2010 Election results
  4. ^ 2006 Election results
  5. ^ 2010 Election results
  6. ^ 2004 results
  7. ^ 2008 results
  8. ^ 2008 results
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Lowenthal, Abraham F.;   Foreword by Kevin Starr
  11. ^ Allen, Annalee; Lee, Sam. Oakland City Center: Frank H. Ogawa Statue (video). Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ Heredia, Christopher (October 14, 2008). "Oakland runoff: old guard vs. outsider".  
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ Kuruvila, Matthai (2012-11-13). The San Francisco Chronicle . 

External links

  • Map of council districts
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