From a leader on Living Wage to opening up new employment sectors for Oakland residents in retail, cannabis, construction, and community services, Desley’s work has consistently focused on lifting people out of poverty through economic opportunity.
We all know someone who has been impacted by the waves of greed that have driven our housing crisis. From redlining to substandard housing; predatory lending to foreclosure; rent increases to eviction; and speculation to luxury housing, Desley has listened, learned and been a leading advocate for progressive and proactive housing policies.
Hundreds of volunteers have supported Desley’s quality of life initiative attending monthly cleanups; helping build and renovate new parks; attending new community building events; and pushing to hold both the city and negligent property owners accountable to serve seniors, families and the youth of our District..
Re-Elect Desley Brooks for Oakland City Council, District 6 because she is and has always been devoted to the people. That’s what being a Public Servant is all about. She has dedicated her entire professional career, 40 years, to make positive change in the lives of families, seniors and young people. Desley's intense dedication, passion, and devotion fuels her fight for change.