Special Events

Special Events Office is open Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 3pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Special Projects Committee (SPC)

Special Projects Committee (SPC) meets as needed to discuss unique projects that typically cover the work of two or more subcommittees of the Planning Commission, or policy projects that need more focused review prior to consideration by the full Commission. The SPC is an official committee of the Planning Commission.

Sports Team

<p>These posts include news and updates related to Oakland based professional sports organizations.&nbsp;</p>

Start a Business

Everything you need to know about starting a business in Oakland.

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 open for in-person adult, teen and youth classes! Find our Course Catalog Linked Below under Activities and click on the registration link below to sign up for classes! -----------Spring Session: 3/14 - 5/7, Registration Opens 1/25 ------------------- Summer Camp Registration Opens 2.14.

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.

Summer Jobs for Youth & Young Adults

We're working to help Oakland Youth find a job this summer. There are resources for both youth job-seekers and businesses looking to hire youth.

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.