City Administrator

The City Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of all City departments to ensure the goals and policy directives of the Mayor and City Council are implemented.


May 04, 2020

SUPPLEMENTAL - Ballot Measure Amending Powers of the Police Commission

Staff Recommends That The City Council Consider Adopting A Resolution Proposing To Amend City Charter Section 604 To Ensure The Independence Of The Oakland Police Commission, Directing The City Administrator To Give Written Notice To Employee Organizations That May Be Affected, And Directing The City Administrator To Meet And Confer, As Appropriate, Subject To Further Council Instructions.

Jan 25, 2021

Alameda County Returns to Purple Tier with Region’s Exit from State’s Stay at Home Order

Today, the California Department of Public Health announced effective today the Bay Area region meets the criteria to exit the Regional Stay At Home Order. Alameda County has issued a new Health Officer Order to align with the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and activities and businesses permitted in the Purple Tier may resume operation immediately. There are no additional local restrictions at this time.

Nov 02, 2020

Update: Election Week Preparations

This week, and potentially the next several weeks, Oakland – and other cities throughout the nation – may see planned and spontaneous demonstrations in response to the 2020 general election. While we’re not aware of any specific event of concern at this time, we are providing this update in our effort to keep you informed.

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Ed Reiskin

City Administrator

Mr. Reiskin began his city government career twenty years ago as Assistant to the City Manager here at the City of Oakland. Over the course of his impressive career, he has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in critical areas of local government including: public safety, transportation and infrastructure, customer service, and financial management. He is an effective leader who is leading an organization with more than 4,500 employees and a $1.6 billion annual operating budget.

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Oakland, CA 94612

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