Alert: An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the entire Bay Area. The current air quality in Oakland is UNHEALTHY. Stay inside. Limit outdoor activities.

Oct 11, 2018

City of Oakland Welcomes Three FUSE Fellows

The City of Oakland welcomes three FUSE Fellows for a 12-month engagement that runs through September 2019. These executive-level fellows will be embedded in the Mayor’s Office, the Economic & Workforce Development Department, and the Planning & Building Department. Working alongside City leaders and staff, the fellows will bring new approaches, diverse perspectives, community-based solutions and added capacity to tackle pressing challenges around equitable access to City services, economic growth and education.

Oct 04, 2018

Micah Hinkle Named Deputy Director/Business Development Manager

Today, the City of Oakland announced the appointment of Micah Hinkle as Deputy Director/Business Development Manager for the Economic & Workforce Development Department. He will lead the City’s programs and activities that expand Oakland’s economy and foster business investment. Micah will start work on October 22, 2018.

Oct 02, 2018

Over $1 Million in Cultural Funding Grants Awarded

On September 17, 2018, the Oakland City Council approved $1,131,254 in fiscal year 2018-19 grants to Oakland-based nonprofit organizations and individual artists through the City’s Cultural Funding Program. The 79 arts grants range from $4,999 to $37,500 and have been awarded to 69 different recipients.

Sep 17, 2018

City Releases First Cultural Plan in 30 Years

On September 17, 2018, the City of Oakland released a new Cultural Plan, its first in thirty years. Titled “Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan,” the document provides a roadmap to support and lift up the role of culture in building a just and equitable city – so that every Oaklander in every neighborhood has access to cultural amenities.

May 11, 2018

Moms, Grads & Dads Promotion Encourages Shopping Local to Find Unique Gifts, Grow Oakland Economy

The Moms, Grads and Dads promotion has been launched to encourage Oaklanders to shop at Oakland stores for unique gifts for Mother’s Day, graduates and Father’s Day. The promotion brings together a new online small business directory of Oakland retailers by Main Street Launch with Oakland Grown’s concierge service and motivates participation with a shopping selfie contest featuring a grand prize of airfare to Oakland, hotel, meals and more provided by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland.