Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Libby Schaaf: “Solutions are Limited”
Categories: In the News

KQED covered our pending move today, and spoke with the Mayor about the displacement of residents and artists:

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the plight of Rock Paper Scissors raises a much bigger question as the city continues to boom.

“It’s not just the housing affordability that is a potential crisis for us,” she said. “The threat of displacement of our small businesses, of our cultural institutions, of our non-profits — those are also community stabilization issues that absolutely need to be solved.”

Schaaf said the city’s “solutions are more limited” because state law prevents rent stabilization for commercial space. The mayor said she’s creating a new Artist Affordable Housing and Workspace Task Force, but that’s yet to be staffed.

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