The Oakland Rain Barrel Program was a three year initiative (2010 - 2012) that provided subsidized rain barrels to Oakland residents, schools, churches and nonprofits.
Operationalizing the Oakland City Council’s commitment to enhancing public safety through more appropriate, efficient & equitable allocation of resources.
Repairing Telegraph Avenue in Temescal is underway
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.
On January 18, 2019, the Oakland Workforce Development Board released the Request for Proposals for adult workforce development services in Oakland for July 2019 to June 2022.
On January 18, 2019, the Oakland Workforce Development Board released the Request for Proposals for youth workforce development services in Oakland for July 2019 to June 2022.
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.
The City of Oakland will install bulbouts, bike lanes, crosswalks, conduct traffic signal modifications, and repave College Ave from Broadway to Alcatraz Avenue.
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.
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.
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.
Safety improvements and paving on Thornhill Drive
The Upper Sausal Creek Erosion Control Restoration Project (Project) is located about 2,000 feet upstream of the Sausal Creek crossing with El Centro Avenue, off of Park Boulevard.
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.
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.
OakDOT is proposing safety improvements on West Grand Avenue between Mandela Parkway and Market Street.
In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland two “community-wide” brownfield assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use in west Oakland.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at the West Oakland BART station (PLN18490), including 762 residential units, 382,460 square feet of office, and 75,000 square feet of retail.
W Grand Avenue to 52nd Street