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Image - Sam Liccardo  and Libby Schaaf

Libby Schaaf and Sam Liccardo on the Future of the Bay Area

When Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San José Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in 2015, they knew they would be grappling with issues such as homelessness, a widening income gap, and concerns over gun violence and police reform. They couldn’t have predicted they’d also be dealing with the deadliest pandemic in U.S. history.

As Mayors Schaaf and Liccardo both prepare to leave office, we’ll talk with them about their legacies, the future of Bay Area cities, and how leaders can prepare for the unexpected.

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Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San José

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Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland

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Scott Shafer

Senior Editor for KQED's Politics and Government Desk—Moderator