The City of Oakland will suspend administrative and other City services for a business closure day on Monday, October 8.
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. more »
Oakland, CA — On Thursday, Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan, City
Administrator Deanna Santana, Mayor Jean Quan and community leaders held a
press conference to discuss the recent increase in homicides. more »
Code for America announced today that the City of Oakland has been selected to participate in the 2013 Code for America program. Code for America connects forward-thinking cities with top talent from the tech industry to develop reusable civic technology. Partnering cities will not only solve a critical problem using technology, but also help cultivate the next generation of tech-savvy, civic leaders. more »
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Friday the hiring of Sean Maher as her communications director. Maher, a Bay Area native, worked as a reporter at the Bay Area News Group for more than four years before joining the Mayor’s office, writing for most of that time for the Oakland Tribune. He takes on the role previously held by the Mayor’s long-time colleague, collaborator and friend, Sue Piper, who retired in September. more »
In keeping with Oakland’s recent efforts to accelerate innovation in the City of Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan submitted an application to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that aims to generate bold ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life–and that ultimately can be shared with cities across the nation. more »
Oakland Public Works Agency is pleased to announce that Oakland's Sewer Service Charge will not be increased in 2013 as originally planned, but will instead be delayed for a year.
In July 2010, following a lawsuit against Oakland and other East Bay cities on sewer overflows by the Federal Department of Justice, Oakland adopted a series of planned rate increases in the sewer service fee to fund new, aggressive maintenance programs and capital improvements mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Three sixteen percent (16%) rate increases were planned for each year between 2011 and 2013 to make long-term improvements to the City’s system to protect the watershed environment from sewer overflows. Details on the sewer program are in the City Council report: http://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=749893&GUID=D13E63BC-9A96-48C3-B7AA-F3D28B1B0E65&Options=ID|Text|&Search=sewer+service. more »
In honor of PARK(ing) Day, the City of Oakland held a press conference at the first Parklet completed through its Parklet pilot program. The Parklet, located at 33 Grand Avenue, is now open. Parklets are publicly accessible spaces for the enjoyment of and use by all Oakland citizens, and are privately constructed and maintained. PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public places. more »
Oakland, CA — Academy- Fifty-four Oakland Police Department Academy
Recruits Have Begun their Careers
On Wednesday, Oakland Police Chief Howard A. Jordan, City Administrator
Deanna Santana, and Mayor Jean Quan toured the Department’s police academy
facilities where the newest class of 54 Police Officer Trainees was well
underway through their first of 27 weeks of training. more »
Oakland, CA – Oakland’s Police Chief Howard Jordan, Mayor Jean Quan, and City
Administrator Deanna Santana will address the 166th Recruit Academy.
Following the address to the academy the Chief will be discussing recent robbery arrests. more »