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Become an Equity Applicant or Incubator

The City's groundbreaking Equity Permit Program is designed to minimize barriers to cannabis licensing for those who have been the most victimized by the war on drugs. Find out how to qualify.

Bicycle Parking

To support bicycling, the City offers a variety of bicycle parking-related services and resources

Boating at Jack London Aquatic Center

We offer Youth and Adult Advanced Sailing and Recreation Center Advanced Kayaking programs. We also host community-based Rowing and Dragon Boating programs (scroll down for contact information).

Boating at Lake Merritt Boating Center

Boating programs are offered at Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary. Youth and community programs provide an entry point to gain skills to explore the wonders of Bay Area boating.

Body Worn Camera Policy Ad Hoc

This Ad Hoc Committee is tasked with the review and revision of the Oakland Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Policy.

Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan

The Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan envisions the district as a “complete” neighborhood that supports socially- and economically-sustainable mixed use development; increases the generation and capture of local sales tax revenue; celebrates the cultural and architectural influences of the neighborhood’s past and present-day prosperity, and implements a “green,” “transit-first” strategy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the use of non-renewable resources.

Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report

The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluates a proposed project's impacts on the physical environment, such as traffic, air pollution, historic and archeological resources, biology, geology, public services and utilities, and hazardous materials. An EIR also recommends steps to avoid or minimize those impacts, called mitigation measures.

Brookdale Recreation Center

Located in the Maxwell Park District, Brookdale Recreation Center offers fun and creative recreational programs for youth and teens. Picnic tables and barbecue pits are provided high on the hill above the sounds of the vibrant neighborhood below. Picnic sites are available for use. Reservations can be made for a small fee. This park also includes a Science Discovery Center offering many social, community building, and educational activities. Stop by and visit with our friendly staff.

Budget Bureau

The Budget Bureau develops a balanced and fiscally responsible City budget. Every two years, we produce a Biennial Proposed Budget and an Adopted Budget. Additionally, we analyze the City's income and expenses to make sure our programs are efficient and effective.

Building Bureau

The Bureau of Building oversees the regulatory process for construction performed in the City of Oakland. We ensure that residential, commercial, and industrial properties are built and maintained in a safe and healthy manner. Come to us to apply for Building Permits, to request permit inspection services, or to report potential building code violations.

Building Inspections

Planning and Building inspections ensure the safety of the built environment for Oaklanders. PBD Permit Inspections ensure that construction is proceeding according to the approved plans, project conditions-of-approval, and all current code standards. All projects must be in compliance with State of California CalOSHA industry guidelines. Please read below for more information.

Building Plan Check Services

The Plan Check Services division of Building Bureau offers a team of in-house engineers to review and answer questions pertaining to submitted plans. To better serve Oakland residents and customers, Plan Check Engineers are available for drop-in consultations and during the specified hours shown below.

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