Unhealthy Air / Smoke Event

In recent years, the Bay Area has experienced unprecedented fires and dense smoke, which are the result of years of impacts brought on by climate change. The reality is that heavy smoke will be in our future, so we all need to prepare ourselves, our homes, our loved ones, and community for smoke events.

Uniform Relocation Ordinance

On January 16, 2018, the City of Oakland passed the Uniform Relocation Ordinance to establish an uniform schedule of relocation payments which are now extended to tenants evicted when the owner or qualifying relative moves in.

Upcoming General Election News You Can Use

With the General Election quickly approaching, the Office of the City Clerk would like to share with you some resources and options for you to safely engage in your civic duty of exercising your right to vote.

Upcoming Paving

Below are streets currently scheduled to be paved during the next three months (September 2021 - November 2021) as part of the 2019 3-Year Paving Plan. This list is provided for information purposes only and is subject to change. This page is updated on a monthly basis.

Use City-owned Outdoor Property

The City of Oakland is making available unutilized City-owned outdoor properties to retail businesses and restaurants which are unable to operate in the public right of way or on private property as provided under the FlexStreets program.

Use of Force

The Oakland Police Department takes the issue of uses of force seriously and has employed several strategies to reduce the use of force.

Use of Force in Policing

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) defines Use of Force (UOF) as any physical or mechanical intervention used by a member or employee to defend, control, overpower, restrain or overcome the resistance of an individual. OPD takes UOF seriously and has employed several strategies to reduce its occurrence (see see data and definitions, strategies, and links to UOF levels below).

Utilities Undergrounding

Utilities lines are being moved underground in some places to increase safety and improve aesthetics

Vehicle Collision Reports

Oakland Police Department motor vehicle collision reports can be purchased on-line, in person or by mail.

Video Overview of Hire Oakland Summer Youth Employment Program

This video shows the positive impact of the Oakland Workforce Development Board's Summer Youth Employment Program on youth participants and the businesses and organizations they work at. Businesses can support youth and their community to thrive by hiring Oakland youth.