Today the Independent Monitor evaluating the Oakland Police
Department’s compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) released
their ninth quarterly report. The report, which evaluates the department’s progress on
complying with 22 remaining active tasks under the NSA, covers the three-month
period of October 1 to December 31, 2011. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan was
appointed Interim Chief on October 13, 2011, so this report covers the first quarter of
NSA work under his leadership.
To keep the City of Oakland’s vehicular and pedestrian traffic safe, Oakland Public Works will conduct a Pothole Blitz again this year.
This year’s Blitz will take place starting today, April 30, 2012, through June 22nd extending the effort by four weeks longer than last year. Each week, the Blitz will re-locate to another district in the City, starting on Broadway near Manila and Taft Avenues.
City of Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation (OPR) will honor Lisa Lemus as the 2012 Mother of the Year, at its 59th Annual Mother of the Year Award Ceremony from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Morcom Rose Garden, located at 700 Jean Street in Oakland. Ms. Lemus was selected out of a group of highly qualified nominees consisting of exemplary citizens, all of whom have made significant contributions to the City of Oakland.
May 1—often celebrated as International Workers’ Day—has been a
significant day of marches and demonstrations of various kinds for many years in
Oakland and around the world. The City of Oakland is aware of a number of marches,
protests and activities planned in downtown Oakland and throughout the City next
Tuesday, May 1; some of the organizers have secured permits, and others have not.
For the 27th consecutive year, the City of Oakland will celebrate Arbor Day with a community planting and environmental education program with school children. This tree planting coincides with the National Arbor Day program that publicizes the importance of tree planting and long-term care. Arbor Day is one of many ways the City works to maintain its status as a sustainable and green city.
The City of Oakland will host “Celebrating 160 Years of Oakland Love,”
a week-long series of events to take place April 27 - May 4 commemorating the City’s
160th birthday. Officially incorporated on May 4, 1852, Oakland has welcomed and
inspired generations with its rich history, unparalleled diversity, eclectic cultural scene,
vibrant neighborhoods and forward-thinking policies.