As a result of the police enforcement occurring at Frank Ogawa Plaza this morning, the City of Oakland is advising downtown employers to
consider having employees delay their arrival downtown this morning until further notice. City employees are also advised to delay their arrival. more »
The Oakland Police Department placed 2nd among SWAT teams in the recently completed Urban Shield 2011 Training Exercise.
In its 5th year, Urban Shield is the nation’s premiere tactical training exercise competition that tests the capabilities of first responders. The event is hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and has obtained international recognition with representatives coming as far away as Israel and Jordan. more »
The Oakland Redevelopment Agency (ORA) has created an innovative program to combat graffiti on private property along neighborhood commercial corridors while providing young adults with training opportunities. Initially launched in the Coliseum and Central City East Redevelopment Areas, the Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) has proven so successful that the Agency is now expanding the program to three additional Redevelopment Areas. more »
This afternoon, City Administrator Deanna J. Santana announced that she has appointed Howard A. Jordan as Interim Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department, effective immediately. This appointment comes with all authority, responsibility, and accountability of the Chief of Police. more »
The City of Oakland is conducting a focused pilot parking study in the Temescal Business District. The study is examining on- and off-street parking in the commercial area of Temescal, and analyzing the District’s future parking needs. Temescal merchants, patrons, and residents are invited to join us to discuss parking management solutions that support the ongoing economic vitality of the District. more »
From business development to sustainability, livability to transportation and infrastructure, Newsweek reviewed our nation’s 200 largest cities and ranked Oakland #2. Click here to read the article. more »