A community event is a special event that is:
(a) free for attendees and
(b) is organized by EITHER (i) a 501(c)3, a 501(c) 4, or a 501
(c) 6 organization under the Internal Revenue Code OR (ii) an organization with an annual budget of no more than $500,000
*Please note that starting in August 2023, in order to qualify as a community event, the special event must also either:
(i) be located in areas that fall within the two lowest quartiles of the California Healthy Places index or
(ii) have a majority of vendors that reside in areas that fall within the two lowest quartiles of the California Healthy Places Index.
The goal of this requirement is to encourage events that support under-resourced Oakland communities.
*Only must pay half the application fee and
*Only must pay $100 per hour fire inspection fee