District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor

Serving Maxwell Park, Millsmont, Havenscourt, Eastmont, and every corner of District 6.

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Oct 04, 2022

Amidst Troubling Levels of Violence In Oakland, Councilmembers Treva Reid And Loren Taylor Move To Revisit OPD's Automated License Plate Reader Use Policy

Oakland, CA To combat the city’s growing public safety crisis, this morning, East Oakland Councilmembers Treva Reid and Loren Taylor moved for the full Council to revisit Oakland Police Department’s (OPD’s) Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) service use policy. The administrative item, which was forwarded from the Public Safety Committee to the Privacy Advisory Commission (PAC) for additional review, would authorize OPD’s enhanced usage of ALPR technology to identify stolen vehicles and track down individuals involved in serious crimes. If approved by Council, ALPR could immediately boost OPD’s solve rates for armed robberies, homicides, and other public safety issues.

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About the District 6 Councilmember

Loren Taylor

Loren Taylor proudly serves as the District 6 representative on Oakland’s City Council. A third generation Oaklander, and nationally recognized business leader, Loren takes a practical and data-driven approach to solving the city’s complex issues. As Councilmember, his work to provide community resources and spur economic development in Oakland, includes eliminating race and gender-based contracting disparities through the passage of his Local Business Empowerment Through Contracting legislation; establishing Liberation Park with the Black Cultural Zone – a location dedicated to the celebration of black businesses and community; stewarding local entrepreneurs through the ESO Ventures Program; securing funding for green spaces and beautification projects; and working with diverse property developers to ensure that development does not equate to the displacement of BIPOC residents. His decades of experience providing tailored solutions to cities, corporations enable him to make measurable progress tackling the most difficult social challenges.

Prior to his election to the Oakland City Council in 2018, Loren Taylor worked as a biomedical engineer and management consultant for businesses and non-profits. After serving as Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' health strategy & innovation practice, Taylor launched Custom Taylor Solutions (CTS), a social impact consulting firm based in Oakland. Taylor's community involvement included serving as a Board member of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area and the West Oakland Health Center.

Loren began his professional career as a biomedical engineer after earning masters in biomedical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He later earned an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He lives in Oakland with his wife, Dr. Erica Taylor and two children Camryn and Manny, and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible exploring the endless treasures.

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