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Jan 16, 2019

City releases Preliminary Draft Plan for downtown

The Preliminary Draft Plan describes transformative ideas and recommendations that connect the community’s goals to potential strategic actions. It will be reviewed by the community and revised to create the Draft Specific Plan by summer 2019.

Jan 09, 2019

Celebrate Oakland Arts

Join Mayor Schaaf and the City of Oakland for Celebrate Oakland Arts, a fun-filled community event for the entire family on Saturday, January 12 at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.

Dec 14, 2018

Oakland’s Minimum Wage Goes Up January 1, 2019

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, 2019, the rate rises 57¢, from $13.23 to $13.80 per hour. The law also requires that employers inform employees of the increase by December 15, 2018. To assist employers, the City of Oakland has posted notification posters at

Nov 29, 2018

Two Pilot Cultural Funding Initiatives Launched

Applications for Cultural Strategists-in-Government, Neighborhood Voices being accepted through Jan. 7

As part of the first steps in implementing the new Cultural Plan, the City of Oakland announced two new pilot Cultural Funding initiatives today that will advance cultural equity, belonging and well-being for all the communities of Oakland. Both initiatives are accepting application through January 7, 2019. Details and links to the online applications can be found at