Projects

Rain Barrel Program

The Oakland Rain Barrel Program was a three year initiative (2010 - 2012) that provided subsidized rain barrels to Oakland residents, schools, churches and nonprofits.

Reimagining Public Safety

Operationalizing the Oakland City Council’s commitment to enhancing public safety through more appropriate, efficient & equitable allocation of resources.

Request for Qualifications for On-Call Graphic Design Services

The objective is to enhance the effectiveness and reach of the City’s communications to multi-lingual, multi-generational, racially and culturally diverse, English-speaking and non-English speaking audiences through clear and compelling visual communications.

RFP for Property Management Services for the Fox Oakland Theater

Fox Oakland Theater, Inc. (FOT), a non-profit affiliate of the City of Oakland, in cooperation with the City’s Economic & Workforce Development Department, is seeking a well-qualified vendor to provide property management services for the Fox Oakland Theater building.

Sausal Creek Restoration Project

The project features improved visibility of the creek, an ADA-accessible interpretive pedestrian pathway, enhanced native rainbow trout habitat, new native trees and vegetation, and a new public restroom. This site will offer creek-related educational opportunities while improving water quality and flood control, creating habitat, reducing erosion, and protecting the adjacent roadway and homes.

St Andrews Plaza

The renovation of St. Andrew's Plaza is substantially complete, with the exception of some signage that has yet to be installed. Community partnership/stewardship programs are now being formed that are necessary for the Plaza's success.

Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Project | 2014

The goals of the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets project are to improve safety and accessibility for all users, make the street more comfortable and enjoyable for people walking and biking, and balance the needs and convenience of all users.

Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project

Funding by a State of California grant, the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project brought together City staff and interested stakeholders to improve the signage in the triangle bounded by 14th Street, West Grand Avenue, San Pablo Avenue and Broadway.

Watershed Markers: Creeks Beneath Your Feet

Former creeks, now buried in culverts, are memorialized by a series of bronze relief sculptures embedded into sidewalks at locations above these culverts. The pieces portray stepping stones surrounded by native fauna that inhabit the creeks such as Rainbow Trout, Pacific Chorus Frogs, California Newts and dragonflies. Each site features five bronze “stepping stones” inviting the visitor to step across as if crossing a creek.

West Oakland Assessment Grants

In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland two “community-wide” brownfield assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use in west Oakland.