In preparation for the start of the rainy season, the City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures to prepare for wet weather. During the last few months crews have been working to remove debris from storm drains and have deployed maintenance crews to address other storm-related issues. In addition, there are opportunities available for volunteers to assist during the rainy season. Sandbags and plastic sheeting offered to residents and businesses. more »
The innovative violence prevention work in Oakland under Measure Y is garnering national recognition from the federal government and beyond, as demonstrated by the City of Oakland’s recent receipt of two grant awards and a third partnership grant with Alameda County Probation. Measure Y funds served as vital leverage to secure each of these unique funding opportunities. more »
On September 19th, two robberies occurred in which female victims were targeted as they came home.
During the course of the robberies, the women were sexually assaulted. The incidents occurred in the
Lake Merritt area and may be committed by the same suspect. more »
This Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision and strategies for achieving it. Titled a “Working Draft,” the Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve and be refined. The vision and strategies outlined provide Oakland with much needed vision, leadership, and hope. Working toward that vision is an imperative.
—Chief Anthony W. Batts more »
The City of Oakland has been named as one of only 18 new Bicycle Friendly Communities in the nation as recognized by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), the pre-eminent bicycling organization in the United States. more »
Volunteers are needed for Oakland’s 15th annual Creek to Bay Day to help clean and beautify Oakland’s creeks, Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary. This event is part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. Volunteers will pick up trash, remove invasive plants, plant California native species and install educational storm drain markers around the city. more »
Anyone, Law Enforcement, Fire Personnel, friends, family, neighbors… anyone! Officer Young was shot multiple times while making our streets safer. His injuries
required multiple surgeries necessitating 60 units of blood. He is continuing to need
additional surgeries and needs your help. more »