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Water Conservation

​The City of Oakland considers water conservation a high priority and an essential part of our commitment to being a sustainable city.

West Oakland Job Resource Center

The West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) is a place to learn about and prepare for careers in the building and construction trades.

West Oakland Senior Center (WOSC)

The West Oakland Senior Center (WOSC) is the newest of Oakland's Multipurpose Senior Centers, located across from Defremery Park and the West Oakland Library. Activities feature a range of classes such as crafts, chair yoga and dance. The West Oakland Senior Center is within easy access to AC Transit. The facility is available for rentals.

West Oakland Specific Plan

The purpose of the West Oakland Specific Plan is to develop comprehensive, multi-faceted strategies for facilitating the development of selected vacant and/or underutilized commercial and industrial properties within the West Oakland community.

What is a General Plan?

The General Plan is a policy document and establishes a citywide vision and consistent direction for future development. It reflects community priorities, values, and includes supporting goals, policies, and implementation measures to achieve the community's vision.

What's New

The Public Ethics Commission provides educational resources about local ethics, campaign finance, and transparency rules and requirements. In an effort to keep you informed regarding new and updated laws, manuals, forms, and other Commission publications and services, this page will be updated as changes occur.

Whistleblower Hotline Program

The Office of the City Auditor operates a confidential hotline to accept reports of fraud, waste, and abuse. The name and contact information or anyone filing a report will remain anonymous.

Willie Keyes (Poplar) Recreation Center

One of our newest centers, Willie Keyes is located in West Oakland near Emeryville which claims Pixar Animation Studio and Bay Street Shopping Center. It is the only City of Oakland facility in West Oakland that is equipped with a full sized gymnasium including a weight room, lighted outdoor basketball court, volleyball court, lighted softball field, asphalt playground, tot lot, picnic area, patio area, a wireless computer lab, multipurpose rooms and a state of the art kitchen.

Youth Boating and Sailing Camps

The City of Oakland's Lake Merritt Boating Center offers summer boating camps for youth ages 7 to 17 on Lake Merritt and on the Oakland Estuary. Campers advance in skills as they progress through the camps and grow older. Teens have an opportunity to train to be Junior Leaders for the summer camps. Registration, extended care, refund and transfer policy, locations, and scholarship information is at the bottom of this page.

Youth Competitive Swim Team

The youth recreational swim team program (6-18 years) serves as an introduction to competitive swimming. The program emphasizes sportsmanship and the joy of the sport while maintaining an environment of cooperation, discipline, community and team spirit.

Youth Employment and Training

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.

Youth: Looking for a Summer Job?

The Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) funds and supports a variety of programs that provide training, mentoring and educational enrichment to Oakland youth ages 16 to 21.

Zero Waste

In March 2006 the Oakland City Council adopted a Zero Waste Goal by 2020 and in December 2006 passed a resolution adopting a Zero Wastes Strategic Plan. For a history of actions related to implementing the Zero Waste Strategic Plan please visit the page linked below.

Zonehaven

Knowing what to do before, during and after an evacuation is critical to saving lives. Knowing your Zone and familiarizing yourself with the many routes to safety before you have to evacuate is essential. Go to Zonehaven AWARE to learn your Zone!

Zoning Update Committee (ZUC)

The Zoning Update Committee (ZUC) meets as needed to hear preliminary zoning code updates prior to consideration by the full Planning Commission. The ZUC is an official committee of the Planning Commission.

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