Starting Your Campaign

Candidates and committee officers are responsible for learning both state and local rules regulating their campaigns. The Public Ethics Commission staff is here to help you understand your responsibilities before, during, and after the election.

Staying Safe

Crime prevention is a responsibility we all share. On this page, you will find what numbers to call for help, how you can report or help solve a crime, and tipsheets about how to protect yourself and loved ones.

Stop Sex Trafficking in Oakland

The Oakland Police Department wants to help people who are being trafficked. We rescue the victims and arrest the traffickers. We team up with advocacy groups so that victims can get help. And we partner with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to hold traffickers accountable.

Street Sweeping

Oakland Public Works regularly cleans public streets in Oakland to keep our streets safer and reduce the amount of waste that flows into our storm drains and San Francisco Bay. If you park in a restricted area during a scheduled street sweeping, you can receive a ticket. You can find street sweeping schedules and information on this page.

Streets and Sidewalks

We keep Oakland's Streets and Sidewalks working to help Bicyclists, Pedestrians and Motorists get around easily

Streetscape and Public Facility Projects

The Public/Private Development Division within the Economic and Workforce Development Department has taken over responsibility of former Redevelopment Agency projects. Below is a sampling of current projects.

Studio One Art Center

Studio One Art Center is now open for Arts Academy for Pre-K through 5th Grade ages. Adult classes will be returning online and in-person in January of 2021. Check back here in November for a class catalog to be posted. We cannot wait to safely resume teaching and creating with our community!

Studio One Art Center Advisory Board

You are invited to become a part of Studio One Art Center's Advisory Board. If you care about the arts in Oakland, we would appreciate your participation.

Submitting and Approving Timecards

Note: The information below only applies to employees who submit timecards via Oracle Self Service – Time. If you are an employee who submits via Telestaff or via a paper form, please continue to use your current process to submit timecards.

Supporting Your Talent Needs

The Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) sits in the hub of a diverse network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that support the needs of businesses and workers alike. The OWDB and its partners offer an array of low and no-cost services to help businesses maximize their competitiveness and improve the capacity, productivity, and performance of their workforce – and more.


The City of Oakland is committed to becoming a more sustainable city – a community in which all people have the opportunity to pursue safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, now and into the future. Protecting a clean and healthy natural environment; growing a strong local economy brimming with opportunity; and fostering a safe, equitable and vibrant community are all critical components of this vision. Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) details the City’s pathway to decarbonize our buildings and transportation, strengthen our local economy, and empower a community resilient against climate change.

Team Oakland Youth Job Training

Team Oakland is a City-sponsored summer employment program for Oakland youth between the ages of 15 and 24. Team Oakland youth learn practical job skills through City cleanups and habitat restoration and by attending trainings on work, life, and environmental topics. Team Oakland is administered by Oakland Public Works through a contract with a local employment development organization. Team Oakland began in 1993.

Telecommunications Program

If your company is interested in installing cellular equipment on City-owned property, we encourage you to contact the Real Estate Services Division. You will complete and submit an application for a telecommunications license, including a non-refundable processing fee.