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Public Meeting Noticing Requirements
Posting Guidelines and Schedule
Local legislative bodies and their extended Boards, Commissions and Panels conduct meetings in both private and public settings. Open meetings, those held in public settings and include public participation, are required to provide the public notice of meeting date, time, location and matters of discussion.
Both the Ralph M. Brown Act and the Oakland Sunshine Ordinance specify legislative requirements; the Office of the City Attorney sets forth application of legislation in the B C CAO Report; while the Office of the City Clerk carries the responsibility of posting meeting notices as scheduled.
Inquires regarding specific meetings or Board, Commission or Panel should be directed to the staff person as listed in the Boards and Commission Directory.
Records Request and Research
Here’s where and how to find official City records, documents, and copies of City Ordinances and Resolutions.
If you require documents associated with the recent legislative actions of the Oakland City Council, please access Legistar’s In-Site our 24-7 online portal to legislative activity. In-Site provides you the ability to search by keywords, meeting agendas or minutes and contains the Oakland City Council’s legislative actions and history from the year 2000 to current.
For assistance locating legislative information prior to 2000 or general records about the City of Oakland, please submit electronically via the city’s Public Records Request system or complete and fax Research Request Form to (510) 439-2603 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Records Division at (510) 238-3612.
Records research and requests specific to Agency and/or Departments may be submitted electronically via the city’s Public Records Request system or by contact the Public Records Liaisons.
All Public Records will be processed in accordance to California Public Records Act and the Oakland Sunshine Ordinance.