Mayor Schaaf to Throw More Bulky Block Parties; Joins Supervisor Miley to Announce New “Adopt-a-Hot Spot” Pilot
Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf reported the total tons of waste collected at three recent “Bulky Block Parties” across the city – free events where Oakland residents legally disposed large unwanted items such as mattresses, couches, tires, and even a few kitchen sinks.
Mayor Libby Schaaf, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Foundation, and Partners Announce Major Oakland Homelessness Prevention Program
— Keep Oakland Housed (KOH), a program that will help prevent Oakland residents from losing their housing and help support those living in temporary housing, was launched today with support from a group of funders and nonprofits in partnership with the City of Oakland.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills, beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 PM and ending at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 8th.
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.
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.
Representatives from all three state licensing agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, will be presenting at our equity applicant technical assistance workshop re the state licensing process on Wednesday September 26th from 10am-noon at Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Chambers.
Oakland Public Ethics Commission and Local Volunteers Launch Campaign Finance App for November Election
New version of Oakland campaign finance data website illuminates City campaign finance data through simple graphs, showing the source of campaign funding.
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.
Oakland Public Ethics Commission Finds Three Violations of the Oakland Government Ethics Act by Council Member McElhaney, Imposes $2550 in Fines
The Public Ethics Commission (Commission) decided Tuesday night to impose a $2550 fine on Council Member Lynette Gibson McElhaney.
The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission (PEC) is now accepting applications to fill one PEC-appointed Commissioner position
Today, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth welcomed Alexandria McBride as the City of Oakland’s Chief Resilience Officer
Oakland Unveils Improved Access and Entrances to Lakeside Park, Children’s Fairyland and the Garden Center
City and community leaders cut the ribbon today officially unveiling a complete makeover to the entrances of Lakeside Park, its garden center, and the historic Children’s Fairyland theme park.
‘Paint the Town’ Mural Comes to West Oakland with a Tribute to Music History at the California Hotel
Street mural project highlights ongoing neighborhood work by OakDOT to make streets and sidewalks safer, and by EBALDC to revitalize the neighborhood with long-term residents
Support Fund for Officer Jordan Wingate who was critically injured in an on duty vehicle collision
A new study shows that Operation Ceasefire, Oakland’s primary initiative to reduce group-related gun violence, is a key driver behind the city’s dramatic decline in shootings and homicides since it was launched five years ago.
A series of three events across Oakland invites residents to drop off unwanted bulky items for free disposal, where they will also learn how to get the same service at their own home’s curbside.