The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has plans in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday closure. more »
Oakland Public Works announces 3,800 new Smart Parking Meters will installed starting Monday, May 19, 2014, providing more convenient parking options for the public in retail and commercial areas throughout Oakland.
There are a total of 7,800 parking meter spaces across the City, 4,000 of which are handled by the multiple-space payment kiosks that will remain in place. The 3,800 on-street, single- (or double-headed) meter spaces are all scheduled to be converted to Smart Parking Meters by July 31, 2014. This includes approximately 700-725 old, broken or missing meters, as well as new meters in commercial districts as approved by the City Council. more »
The City of Oakland released a staff report recommending a package of franchise contracts for Zero Waste Services to enhance Oakland’s green leadership and divert waste from landfills, including expanded collection of recycling, organics and garbage for Oakland residents and businesses. The report will be considered by the City Council at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014. more »
The Oakland Fire Department wishes to inform its residents that the summer fire season has already arrived. Residents residing within the Oakland Hills Wildland Urban Interface area are reminded that the California Fire Code requires that all residential properties achieve and maintain minimum 30-foot defensible space zones around their homes. more »
Join us this week as Oakland Public Works participates with thousands of other organizations across North America in honoring the 54th annual National Public Works Week. The purpose of the week is to energize and inform the public of the important contributions of public works to their daily lives, including – putting in bike lanes, paving roads, providing recycling services, building and maintaining fire houses, libraries, recreation and senior centers – all fundamental to our shared quality of life.
The 2014 Public Works Week theme – Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow – recognizes that the work each and every staff person in Oakland Public Works does today contributes to a sustainable and vibrant Oakland tomorrow. more »
Oakland, CA – On behalf of Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent, Mayor Jean Quan, City Administrator Fred Blackwell and representatives from the Peralta Community College District, members of the media are invited to join us at the signing of an affiliation agreement between the City of Oakland and Peralta Community College District. more »
The City of Oakland has worked on many successful projects with the Oakland A's and the Good Tidings Foundation in the past, and over the last 10 years we have brought in more than $20 million in outside funding for Capital Improvement work and programming at parks and recreation facilities. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department has recently seen an increase in home invasion robberies. Reports received describe assailants entering the residence via an unlocked door or forcing entry. In many of these cases the homes have been occupied by the residents. more »
Sean Whent has led the Oakland Police Department as Interim Chief for a year that saw OPD making strong progress reducing crime and increasing reform, and he was named the permanent Chief of Police Wednesday. more »
In response to today’s expected high temperatures, Mayor Quan has worked with Parks & Recreation Director Audrey Taylor Jones to provide free swimming for Seniors (55+) at City of Oakland pools and free swimming for everyone at the East Oakland Sport Center today. Another great way to beat the heat is to visit an Oakland Public Library branch that has air conditioning. more »