The Public Ethics Commission (Commission) will hold an informational hearing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chamber to review the City of Oakland’s ticket distribution policy and process by which tickets are dispersed and reported by the City and its officials.
The use of Oracle Arena and Oakland Coliseum tickets was the subject of news articles this year that highlighted the number of City-owned tickets that some elected officials received and personally used. The Public Ethics Commission is currently investigating the receipt and use of these City tickets. more »
Oakland’s Measure FF, a voter-enacted ballot measure passed in November 2014, provides annual increases to Oakland’s Minimum Wage based on the local Consumer Price Index (CPI). Effective January 1, 2017, the rate rises 31¢, from $12.55 to $12.86 per hour. The law also requires that employers inform employees of the increase by December 15, 2016. To assist employers, the City of Oakland will host several workshops in the next few weeks and has posted notification posters at oaklandnet.com/minimumwage. more »
Mayor Libby Schaaf shared information on a fundraising effort by the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation to support Mosswood Park following a two-alarm fire that broke out on Friday, November 26, 2016. No one was injured and the historic Mosswood House was not harmed, but the recreation center was severely damaged by the blaze. more »
The Oakland Public Library has announced that the Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, will close temporarily, beginning Friday December 23, for a renovation project. The Dimond Branch is scheduled to reopen in May 2017. more »
The City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership, Communities United Committee, and the Emergency Food Providers Advisory Committee continue a much loved Thanksgiving Dinner for the underserved of our community. This wonderful event will take place Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM at the Downtown Oakland City Center Marriott, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. more »
The City of Oakland, in collaboration with other cities in North County (Oakland, Emeryville, Albany and Berkeley) and Alameda County, developed a two-prong Winter Response strategy to address the needs of unsheltered homeless people during the winter months. In addition to the traditional winter shelter, the strategy includes establishing shelters to serve specialized populations. more »
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »