The City of Oakland is continuing to negotiate with six employee labor unions and bargaining groups representing approximately 2,470 civilian City employees whose contracts expire on Sunday, June 30, 2013. While City leaders hope that this process will successfully result in new contracts, City labor unions have announced their intention to call a one-day strike on Monday, July 1. Police, fire and emergency services personnel will not participate in a strike.
The City Council approved a budget Thursday night that invests strongly in public safety, job creation and family services while setting aside money to help the City negotiate fair contracts with employees.
As mandated by the City Charter every 10 years, the City of Oakland must review and revise City Council District boundaries to equalize each district’s population according to U.S. Census data. At its meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Oakland City Council provided specific direction to City staff and established the criteria to be used in reviewing the Council District boundaries. The public is invited to engage in the redistricting process through a series of Town Hall Meetings. Additional opportunities for input and feedback are also available.
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday.
On June 13, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Oakland Police officers responded to the area of 8th Avenue and International Boulevard on a report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by witnesses. The victim pointed out the two female juvenile suspects and stated that they took his cell phone. The two suspects were arrested in connection with the strong arm robbery. The loss was recovered.
On Tuesday June 25, 2013, 70 members from the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and 13 youth from the Oakland Police Activities League (PAL) will participate in a nine-mile portion of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics Northern California. As of June 24, the OPD team has raised $9,620, bringing them close to their goal.
On June 6, 2013, at 3:02 AM, Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the
4200 block of 12th Street to investigate a report of commercial burglary at a
business. Soon after officers arrived, they heard a noise coming from the business.
LED Streetlight Conversion
Following the success of a pilot program late last year, Oakland will be converting 30,000 existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) cobra head streetlights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights. Replacement of the existing streetlight fixtures with the new LED fixtures will provide a better quality of light that will enhance public safety and help reduce crime. In addition, the conversion project will save the City money as the new LED technology is more energy efficient and the bulbs have a longer lifespan.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: MacArthur Blvd. at 98th Avenue – north-east corner of intersection
Speakers & Invited Guests will include: Mayor Jean Quan, Councilmember District 7 Larry Reid, Public Works Director Vitaly Troyan, representatives from the Oakland Police Department, Amland Corp. AEKO Consulting, Graybar, GE, CAL Lighting
On June 12, 2013, at approximately 10:57 PM, officers responded to a report of a
shooting in the 5800 block of Market Street. Additionally, Shotspotter Technology
confirmed one gunshot activation from the area of 58th Street and Market.
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Friday, June 14, 2013, for a mandatory business closure day. This is the final business closure day for FY 2012-13. While the City’s administrative employees are out of the office, if a situation arises that requires more staffing, the City has a plan in place to call in additional resources. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.