mayor libby schaff at the signing today. so lots of california and their representation out there. >> and the selfies are power right now. you've got a lot of folks out here cheering and the good thing is, you know, we're seeing democrats and republicans change for the same thing. and now we need more moments like that. in this country's right. definitely talk to me a little bit about why you feel the passing of this bill was so important in the first place. we have many critical needs here in the bay area and this is a bill we know that's going to provide really didn't direct benefit to so many residents, whether it's in broadband infrastructure, and transit investment and water and really in ensuring that we have a more reliable that seems to be an issue that a lot of folks pay a lot attention to, but it's really critical for us as we make a transition to a clean energy future. if we're going to be able to tackle climate change. it's going to require electric grid that's ready for that. and the 65 billion dollars in this b
current mayor libby schaff, who is termed out. this will be for next year's election. tao announced her candidacy yesterday. joining district 6 oakland councilmember lord taylor in the race back in june. thaobh voted in favor of a budget that redirected 18 million dollars for police spending into violence prevention methods. well, taylor voted against it. kron four's as the queen yuna speaking with both of these council members on their plan to cut violence in the city if they become the next mayor. his story is coming up during kron 4 news at 5 o'clock tonight. but now at 3 and in san francisco, a community is in mourning after a teacher died while he was walking to school, a car struck 30 year-old andrew simon by sherman elementary school where he taught young kids. an investigation is now underway as to what led up to this accident. but today family and community members are speaking out about this tragedy. and for more now we go to kron four's terisa stasio. she's here now live in the newsroom with what happened here. good afternoon to cheree side. good afternoon.
. >> oakland mayor libby schaff announces a new housing assistance pilot program called shallow subsidy. it is designed to help prevent homelessness in oakland by paying a portion of a person's rent every month for up to 18 months. our main focus is closing the gap. logan mcdonnell, the associate director of the nonprofit housing resource program bay area community services is responsible for implementing the pilot and selecting the families were focus on neighborhoods whose rents increased by upwards of 90%. people that have been experiencing homelessness in our lives. >> they paid more than half of their income on rent and their neighborhoods have high rates of gentrification. the total cost of the program. this 3.4 million dollars. the pilots partners includes billionaire philanthropist marc benioff who funded the initial seed money to get the rental subsidy off the ground. >> i don't know what i i you know, i can't pay the rent by receiving a little. >> so to bridge the gap between what people earn and what the rents are. we can stabilize families prevent homelessness from happening
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