As a former Chapter Director for the Sierra Club, Kalb developed grassroots campaigns to promote clean energy solutions, fight for environmental justice, and protect parks and open spaces. Dan is making growing Oakland’s clean tech economy one of his top priorities.
Oakland Zero Waste (Garbage) Services
Beginning July 1st, our new Zero Waste contracts will kick-in offering new and expanded services as part of Oakland Recycles’ collection of garbage, green bin organics and recycling materials for all residents in our city. There will be some level of rate increase to go along with it. The Council last year rejected a proposed deal that would have raised rates nearly 50%, opting instead for a strong package that includes enhanced services along with an approximately 24% rate increase. This brings our rates on par with many Bay Area jurisdictions.
The office of City Councilmember Kalb invites neighborhood proposals to combat graffiti through the creation and installation of new murals and 'green walls' on blighted walls in District One. Through the City Council Anti-Graffiti Murals and Green Walls grants program, city councilmembers seek to support the beautification of Oakland and foster community pride by transforming neighborhood streets. We encourage positive and vibrant artwork that reflects the unique character of each of our neighborhoods and the diversity of Oakland.
Please see the application for the City Council Anti-Graffiti Murals and Green Walls grants program here.