The Oakland Firesafe Council is a grassroots community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing the people of Oakland to reduce the risks of wildfire danger to people and property through outreach, programs, and projects. Members are residents of the Oakland Hills, survivors of the 1991 Tunnel Fire, open space/park stewards and others working to reduce the risks of wildfire in the Oakland hills. The Oakland Firesafe Council is an affiliate of the Diablo Firesafe Council, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth was established in 1996 after the passage of Measure K to support direct services to youth under 21 years of age.
The Sustainable Oakland Program creates bi-annual Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Reports, which provide an overview of Oakland's existing emissions for a given year and helps guide policy to better reduce emissions. Each inventory addresses both local (in-boundary) and lifecycle (global) emissions that occur as a result of all activities occurring in Oakland. The most recent report contains data for all reporting years.
Learn how to help curb homelessness in Oakland
Three Oakland companies took top honors during the 7th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards hosted by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA).
The Oakland Medical Reserve Corps was established to enlist active and retired medical professionals and citizen volunteers to assist in the establishment of an organized pool of resources capable of being deployed to support Emergency Management Systems already in place in the event of a major emergency.
We are committed to making information available to the public. The links below provide information related to OPD policies, the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA), Occupy Oakland, and other relevant police public information.
The Office of Inspector General: (OIG) Provides the Chief with analysis of OPD policies & procedures Conducts audits and reviews Ensures compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement And is a central repository of historical documents
"Stop Data" is the information gathered when police officers make discretionary stops.
Oakland Police Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Reports
The City of Oakland's Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) dates from January 22, 2003, when the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department entered into an agreement resolving allegations of police misconduct raised by private plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit, Delphine Allen, et al., v. City of Oakland, et al. The NSA requires police reforms in several areas, including internal affairs, supervision of officers, police use of force, training, personnel practices, and community policing.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD)'s Youth Outreach Unit (YOU) supports a range of programs for children and youth in our city. Some target at-risk young people, or those who may have already taken a wrong step. Others offer opportunities to explore careers in law enforcement and the justice system.
Visit www.oaklandlibrary.org for all there is to do with your OPL library card.
ORCA is an amateur radio club originally formed to provide supplemental communication during emergencies.