Sunday Supper and Cesar Chavez Month


Dear Friend, 

District 4 Updates

Please join me on April 7th for Sunday Community Supper in Montclair Village's Antioch Court!

Join me and District 4's Oakland School Board Representative, Gary Yee, for Sunday Supper. Please consider purchasing your tickets to have Sunday supper with us in support of the Antioch Court Beautification Campaign . You'll get a chance to meet and chat with me, your District 4 City Council representative, and Gary Yee, your District 4 School Board representative. Moreover, it's a family friendly community event, so invite your neighbors to join the festivities and meet others that live in your community. 

There will be performances by the Skyline Jazz Band, and Montera Cheer Team. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for 17 and under.  See event details here

This event is hosted by local leaders and representatives, fellow Brick Supporters, School and Community Groups, Montclair Merchants, Montclair Village Association, Montclair Safety and Improvement Council, and Sponsors to celebrate and support the Antioch Court Beautification Streetscape Campaign.

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Location: On Antioch Court, 2064 Antioch Court, Oakland
Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Celebrating the Legacy of Cesar Chavez This Past Tuesday...

In observance of celebrating the legacy of Cesar Chavez, the City Council honored many courageous individuals, who were recognized for their volunteerism, leadership, and community service in the City of Oakland.

On Tuesday, April 2nd I had the pleasure of honoring Mr. René Quiñonez as District 4's honoree!

I am so proud to honor Mr. René Quiñonez from District 4 in honor of celebrating the legacy of Cesar Chavez. His leadership and commitment in the community has created unity and opportunities for aspiring businesses in Oakland. Mr. René Quiñonez’s family history spans over three decades in Oakland. He is the owner of Movement Ink, a family run silk screening company in the Laurel District, that utilizes fashion apparel to spread positive messages of culture, resistance and love through original designs and custom printing. Mr. René Quiñonez has dedicated his life to fostering and building a better community by providing space to incubate many independent small businesses to learn, grow, and launch successfully. Mr. René Quiñonez represents the key values of Cesar Chavez and has made a tremendous impact in the community through organizing, violence prevention, and youth advocacy.


Thank you and I hope that you can join me at the Sunday Community Supper!!

In Service, 

Sheng Thao
Councilmember, District 4



Road Closure Updates

Shepherd Canyon Road

Since March 19th, the City the Department of Transportation (OakDOT) was planning to conduct intermittent, and partial road closures from 5900 Shepherd Canyon Rd extending, 500ft downhill.

Last week, the City contractors operating in the 5900 block of Shepherd Canyon Road observed a compromised guardrail and pavement conditions in the eastbound lane. As a safety precaution, OakDOT is closing this lane between Snake Road and the fire station. Eastbound traffic is being redirected onto Snake Road and Colton Boulevard. While the westbound lane remains open and safe to drive, motorists should expect traffic impacts. 

OakDOT has set the timeline for full reopening in about 4-6 weeks. 

Bayo Street 

EBMUD will begin paving repaving Bayo Street, repaving will start on Daisy Street and work north toward Bayo Street. The repaving is projected to begin on April 15th and will take a week to complete. However, the timeline is subject to change because EBMUD cannot pave when it’s raining and when the temperatures are too low/cold. Please note that rain is forecasted into early next week. 

“No Parking” signs will be placed on the street as paving crews approach your street. Please see the project map below. 

See below for other important meetings and events in District 4 and Join us!

Love Your Park Event

Join the Redwood Heights Association for Love Your Park event at Redwood Heights Park. It’s the first ever Redwood Heights family fun day with activities, games, food, a park redesign presentation, that’s capped by the season’s first Movie in the Park. Plan to come for all the activities, stay for dinner, and then watch a movie with your family, friends, and neighbors. Please RSVP at the link below.

See event details here

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Location: Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Avenue
Time: 3:00pm-7:30pm

Earth Day Clean Up at Dimond Park

Celebrate Earth Day with Councilmember Sheng Thao and the Friends of Sausal Creek! We will work on restoring eroded slopes and cleaning out invasive plants to help native plants and flowers thrive.

Please wear long sleeves, pants, sturdy shoes (bring waterproof shoes if you have them). All volunteers will need to sign two waivers to participate and anyone under 18 years old will need parental signature.

Meet at the Scout Hut in Dimond Park at 8:45 AM to divide into groups to work at various restoration sites around the Sausal Creek Watershed.

Groups of 4 or more RSVP: If you need more information, contact Jay at (510) 235-9006 or District 4 (510) 238-7004.

Coffee and pastries provided. Help us go trash free by bringing your mug and water bottle! We look forward to seeing you there!

6th Annual Allendale Earth Day Festival

Join the Allendale Park Community Council for the 6th Annual Allendale Earth Day Festival. There will be a raffle to raise funds for the Allendale Recreation Center, a cleanup of the neighborhood and Recreation Center, and then a Community potluck from noon to 1 p.m. at the Recreation Center. 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Location: Allendale Recreation Center, 3711 Suter St, Oakland
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Songkran Festival at Jack London Square

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine will host its first-ever Songkran Festival on the Oakland waterfront. The festival is a traditional celebration of the Thai, Lao, and Myanmar New Year in which parents and ancestors are honored through art, food, and festivities.

For additional information, call 510/645-9292 or visit

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Location: Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, 245 2nd St, Oakland
Time: 9:30am-10:00pm

Council District 4 Community Budget Meeting

Join us to learn more about the City’s budget process and provide input on how we should invest in our future. The annual budget is the most important policy action that the City Council takes and it represents the City’s priorities and values for the cities' 2-year budget.

I want to hear from you to make sure that the budget reflects the values and priorities of the community. The Mayor's budget proposal will be posted on May 1, 2019.

If you need additional information, call us at 510-238-7004 or email:

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Location: Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Avenue
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Annual Bike to Work Day Celebration

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) and Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will host the 2019 Bike to Work Day celebration. On the morning of Bike to Work Day, you will be able to meet up with your elected official and local leaders, and ride with district pride down to City Hall for the FREE pancake breakfast.

See event details and updates here

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: 7:00am-10:00am

Sequoia Diner Grand Re-Opening

Sequoia Diner re-opened on March 20th. Be sure to visit the Laurel and check out the great breakfast and brunch options.
See restaurant details HERE.

Contact Us!

Please feel free to contact my office and me at 510-238-7004 or at