On April 30, Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana presented the FY 2013-15 Proposed Policy Budget to City Council that invests heavily in public safety, job creation and economic development. Before the City Council holds formal budget hearings to deliberate the budget, a series of Budget Town Hall Meetings, hosted in partnership with City Councilmembers, will be held to gather input from Oakland residents on the proposed budget.
Come play in the car-free streets & parks surrounding Lake Merritt – transformed through Measure DD!
Love Our Lake Day
Sunday, June 9, 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park and surrounding Oakland neighborhoods
On Thursday, May 2, the real estate website Movoto ranked Oakland as the most exciting city in America on its roster of the “The 10 Most Exciting Cities in America.” To view the post, please visit http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/10-most-exciting-cities/. Real Estate Blog Reviewed 10 Criteria in Selecting Roster of “The 10 Most Exciting Cities in America”
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Oakland will celebrate its 20th Annual Bike to Work Day with a pancake breakfast at City Hall. Hundreds of bicyclists will take the “no pollute commute” downtown including Mayor Jean Quan and members of the Oakland City Council.
Starting at 7:00 a.m., the two-hour event features:
• Pancake breakfast, courtesy Rotisserie Deli & Whole Foods Market, with Peet’s Coffee
On April 30, 2013, at 7:00 AM, Oakland Police officers were alerted by
ShotSpotter Technology that multiple gun shots were heard in the 2400 block of
26th Avenue. Oakland’s Dispatch Center also received multiple calls from area
residents reporting shots heard.
Oakland, Ca.- On April 19, 2013, at 11:40 AM, Oakland Police officers were
conducting a follow up investigation regarding a robbery and shooting that had
occurred on April 4, 2013 in the area of School and Champion streets. The
investigation led officers to a residence in the 2800 block of 22nd Avenue, where a
search warrant was served.
The Oakland Youth Commission has called a hearing on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). The hearing will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5’o’clock pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. The Commission has organized this hearing to raise awareness of this problem and bring stakeholders together to discuss prevention education.
Friday, May 3 will be a normal day of operation for the City; Last business closure will be Friday, June 14. In June 2012, as part of the mid-cycle budget deliberations for the FY 2011-13 two-year budget, the Oakland City Council decided to eliminate one of the 12 mandatory business closure days that had been established in June 2011 to help address a multi-million budget shortfall. As a result, Friday, May 3, will be a regular day of work for City staff and a normal day of operation for the City of Oakland.
Join the Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership (ACOCAP)
on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for the 8th Annual Walk to End Poverty as we come
together to march in solidarity to call an end to POVERTY. The first 400 attendees who
bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food drive, sponsored by our corporate
partner Schnitzer Steel, will receive a FREE event t-shirt. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at
the Lake Merritt bandstand – across from 666 Bellevue Avenue, just behind Fairyland. The
walk starts at 10 a.m. sharp! For more information or to register visit www.AC-OCAP.com
or call (510) 238-2362.