I will stand and deliver for those yearning to have safety in this violent city. By the end of my first year as mayor, Oakland will be remarkably safer. We'll improve from there.

I will work to give all citizens good reason to respect Oakland government by making it effective, efficient, and trustworthy.

I will inspire and help our young people to succeed in life. I will end fiscal irresponsibility and careless debt.

I will be fair, honest and candid when communicating, and diligent, careful, and critical when making decisions.

I will insist that our city council and administration rise to the new standard.

I will insist and ensure that the city council and city administration cooperate and help us reach our goals, and will not tolerate bad decisions, endless discussion, ineffective legislation or foolish spending.

I will restore good government.