Working with neighborhood residents, youth and volunteers from Block by
Block Organizing Network (BBBON), the Town Hall is organized to provide local
residents with opportunities to focus on top priorities in the areas of public safety
(Spanish and English); Education; Economic Development; Housing and
Development; Infrastructure, Blight and Beautification; Health and Environment;
Transportation; Social Justice; LGBT Empowerment and Youth Empowerment. The
Mayor will also discuss the City’s budget challenges.
As previously announced, due to budget cutbacks, the City of Oakland will suspend administrative and other City services Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, as agreed to by all civilian employee unions in order to balance the City's 2009-11 budget. Public safety is not affected by the closure.
The City of Oakland is facing its toughest budget yet. To assist the development of a budget that is fair and preserves City services to the best of our ability, on March 24 Mayor Quan asked the City Council to approve a contract for an Interim City Administrator: Lamont Ewell.
The Oakland Police department is asking for the community’s help in locating Carl Talton.
Talton has committed numerous grand thefts in the city of Oakland in which he targeted
elderly victims. Talton usually approaches the victims in public places such as grocery stores and shopping centers. He has a friendly demeanor
On Saturday March 19, 2011, a team of Oakland Police Officers will participate in the St.Baldrick’s foundation fundraiser for cancer research at Children’s Hospital. As a sign of solidarity with children suffering from cancer, officers raised money through sponsorships of family and friends, and on Saturday they will shave their heads!
Mayor Jean Quan and Council Member Jane Brunner
will host a Town Hall meeting with residents of District 1 (North Oakland) on
Saturday, April 2, 10 am-12:30 pm at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714
Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. This is the third in a series of seven meetings designed
to more closely connect City services with neighborhood needs.
Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. OPD has formed a team to participate in this Saturday’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at Children’s Hospital. All are welcome to come cheer us on!
March 2010, the Oakland Police Department Communications
Section welcomed 11 dispatcher trainees to their team. student has worked diligently and tirelessly to complete the lengthy training program.