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Risk Management

Risk management services provide contract insurance requirements review, as well as property and casualty claims management for covered losses. We self-insure the majority of our exposures and purchase insurance in those areas where the level of exposure warrants.

Rotary Nature Center

The Rotary Nature Center is a citywide interpretive center that maintains and protects Lake Merritt - the first wildlife refuge in North America - Joaquin Miller Park and other open spaces. We handle natural science presentations, environmental education, summer camps for youth, and urban wildlife issues.

RV Pilot Program for Vacant Properties

On July 28, 2020, the Oakland City Council adopted Ordinance Number 13611, codified as Oakland Municipal Code 5.72 , establishing a Pilot Program to allow an individual Recreational Vehicle (RV) to occupy a vacant property where residential activities are permitted.

Safe Oakland Streets

Severe and Fatal Crashes in Oakland are unacceptably high – with an increase in death in 2020. Crashes disproportionately impact Oakland’s Priority Equity communities. OakDOT has been working with staff from the City Administrator’s Office (CAO), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Race and Equity (DRE), and Police Department on strategies to save lives and reduce severe injuries.

Sailing into Science Program

Sailing Into Science (SIS) is a hands-on science and boating program designed for fifth grade classes that utilizes Lake Merritt's unique environment.

San Antonio Recreation Center

San Antonio Recreation Center sits atop one of the lower rolling hills of the East Bay; surrounded by beautiful grounds making it ideal for family gatherings and activities. The park is fully equipped with tennis courts, soccer field, a lighted basketball court, community garden, and picnic area. The center is currently home to Youth and Girls' Sports activities.

Sanitary Sewers

Oakland Public Work’s Bureau of Design and Construction and Bureau of Maintenance and Internal Services owns and operates over 934 miles of sewer mains, ranging from six inches to over 66 inches in diameter, 28,554 sewer structures, and 11 pump stations. Most of the system is more than 50 years old, and some parts are as old as 100 years. Wastewater from homes and businesses is collected through the City's sewer collection system and flows into East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD) interceptor system, where it is conveyed to their treatment plant.

Sequoia Lodge

Sequoia Lodge is a rustic lodge surrounded by eucalyptus and redwood trees. A wooden deck surrounds the outside of the building. The building has a small conversational area, stone fireplace and a banquet room. Onsite parking is available.The rental area includes the kitchen, deck and conversational area with stone fireplace. You may choose your caterer. Reservations are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Services for Adult Job Seekers

The Workforce Development Board's partners operate One-Stop Career Centers to help Oakland adults find their next job.

Services for Developers and Contractors

The City of Oakland is committed to supporting affordable housing for its residents. Since 1988, we have funded the development of over 6000 units of housing. The City has many funding programs that work with non-profit developers to increase the number of affordable housing units and repair existing housing units.

Services for Homebuyers

Homeownership programs are designed to expand opportunities for prospective Oakland homebuyers through education, financial assistance, and resource referral.

Services for Homeowners

The City of Oakland offers many loan and grant programs to assist homeowners and developers.

Sheffield Village Recreation Center

Located in East Oakland near San Leandro, Sheffield Village features a softball field, basketball court, tot play area, and football/soccer field. The center provides programs for all community members from toddlers to seniors. Rental permits for the facility and grounds available.