OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 5
Background: Noel Gallo is a lifelong resident of Oakland; he grew up in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District neighborhoods. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Business Degree. He has been married to Aliza for over 30 years and has 4 children that graduated from Fremont High School and Oakland High School, and later Stanford University and UC Berkeley.
Noel was elected to the Oakland City Council in 2012, representing District 5. He serves as Co-Chair of the Oakland City Council Education Partnership Committee, and a member of the Life Enrichment, Public Works, and Public Safety City Council Committees. He represents the City of Oakland as a member of the AC Transit BRT Policy Steering Committee. He was also elected to the Oakland Board of Education in 1992 and served for 20 years.
Priorities: A CLEAN-SAFE OAKLAND, Great Schools, Affordable Housing, Business Development, and Job Creation will continue to be our priorities: Public Safety: increase police officers and firefighters; establish an Independent Citizens’ Police Commission; improve Pedestrian/Transportation safety by repaving our roads, installing new stops lights, crosswalks, bike lanes, and enforcing traffic laws. Better Schools: Rebuild Fremont High, Glenview Elementary, and Edna Brewer Athletic Field; continued investment in curricula, teachers and infrastructure. Housing: Increase affordable, workforce, live-work units; support programs for the Homeless. Economic Development: Attract investment for job creation and new businesses; re-invest in our neighborhoods and community shopping corridors.
Thanks to our Neighbors and Volunteers. For four years, we have worked tirelessly to eradicate illegal dumping, graffiti, potholes, nuisance properties, homelessness, prostitution, and human trafficking. It is not about what we say, but what we do. Our track record proves that together, we can make Oakland better for every resident.
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