Oakland attorney Dan Siegel kicked off his mayoral campaign Thursday, staking out a progressive campaign that pledges to translate local development into jobs, keep gentrification from driving residents out of the city and enhance public safety while ending police abuse.
“Oakland is the most progressive, diverse and wonderful city in the U.S.,” said Siegel, flanked by his wife, attorney Anne Weills, speaking to a crowd of nearly 200 supporters at 14th and Broadway, near Oakland City Hall.
He opposed the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), a surveillance hub approved by the City Council to be built in Oakland. If he is elected, Siegel said, “The DAC is closing the next day.”
His supporters include Pastor Harold Mayberry of First African Methodist Church, who spoke at the campaign rally.