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Crosscurrents

Oakland is gearing up for a major election

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Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
Mayor Libby Schaaf

San Francisco just wrapped up an intense mayoral election. There’s another major race for mayor coming up. This time in Oakland.

There are a lot of issues on Oakland residents minds, especially homelessness and affordable housing. Mayor Libby Schaaf is running for reelection, but she’ll be facing off against a long list of candidates.

"There are a lot of changes happening in Oakland. Candidates will campaign around what to do about housing. Soaring real estate prices benefit landlords and people in the real estate business. But many people are struggling to pay for housing and business spaces."

KALW’s Jenee Darden talks about who’s on the ballot and other races to look out for in Oakland.