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Councilmember Loren Taylor said his constituents in District 6, which includes East Oakland neighborhoods, are disproportionately impacted by gun violence, armed robberies and sideshows.
“Guests [on this episode of the “On Point” radio program:] Loren Taylor, Oakland’s District 6 councilmember. Co-chair on the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force (active from September 2020 to March 2021), which provided recommendations to increase community safety through alternative responses to calls for assistance.”
“‘The Capital in the Community initiative seeks to address the lack of access to capital that our predominantly minority low-income small businesses face,’ Taylor said.”
District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor joined Chan at the news conference to support the community ‘in their call for greater safety and a greater response to their needs.’ Taylor said he hears from constituents who tell him the long response time to 911 calls is ‘unacceptable.’
“‘I believe that one of the biggest issues in Oakland is that we aren’t coming together in a way that allows us to move forward. We need to both be progressive and make progress,’ [Taylor] said in an interview.”