Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivered her final State of the City address Wednesday.
“What an honor it’s been to be your mayor for eight and I’ll be honest, long years,” she said.
Schaaf addressed a crowd of supporters at Casa Arabella in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.
She mentioned many of her successes but she couldn’t ignore the problem the city is having with crime.
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"Now, when we talk about public safety, the news this year is tragic. It is disturbing" Schaaf said.
Schaaf said the post pandemic spike in violence is on par with the national average.
The city’s weekly crime report from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 reported that there were two killings, bringing the year to date total to 102, the same number of murders the same time last year.
Cheryl Hurd has the full report in the video above.