Condominium Conversions

The City of Oakland recently amended its condominium conversion regulations to require replacement rental housing for the conversion of two or more housing units, to remove the provision allowing the generation of conversion rights when the units are offered as rental units for seven or more years, to acknowledge the applicability of the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance (O.M.C. section 8.22.300 et seq.), and corresponding regulations, and the Oakland Rent Adjustment Ordinance (O.M.C. section 8.22.010 et seq.) and corresponding regulations, and to afford greater rights and protections to existing tenants.

CORE Program Policies & Procedures

The CORE Program trains community to both prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies that we may face locally. Each training and/or volunteer deployment type will differ and so will the related policies and procedures.

CORE Program Volunteer Opportunities

A Disaster Service Worker Volunteer [DSW-V] is a person who is trained to support specific disaster response activities. The CORE program is how the Oakland Emergency Services Management Division [EMSD] recruits and develops DSW Volunteers who are interested in joining City Staff in support of an emergency response.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding

The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in CARES Act Funding allocated from the State of California. Funds were used to provide financial and technical assistance to Oaklanders and address the City’s ongoing public health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councilmember Bas' COVID-19 Updates & Resource Hub

<strong>Below in the "Topics" section, </strong>see the City of Oakland's official COVID-19 resource hub with supports for businesses, workers, residents, employees, unsheltered neighbors; citywide Town Halls; city service modifications, and other latest updates. <br><br><strong>For Councilmember Fortunato Bas' COVID-19 updates</strong>, see the "About" section. These e-blasts contain additional community resources, opportunities, calls to action, and spotlights on District 2 community heroes through this pandemic.

Councilmember Kalb's Wildfire Safety and Prevention Resources

Here are some helpful resources for our Oakland neighbors to use in regards to Wildfire Safety and Prevention. These various links to contacts, websites, services, documents, and etc. come from various California and Oakland departments and organizations that are dedicated to the mission of adapting and adopting better fire safety policies and practices for the health and safety of all residents.

Creek Protection Ordinance

Creek Protection Ordinance amending Chapter 13:16 of the Oakland Municipal Code to eliminate non-storm water discharges to the stormdrain system and preserve creeks and riparian corridors.

Creeks and Watershed Programs

Explore some of the projects, programs and partner organizations related to Creeks, Watersheds and Stormwater in Oakland.

Creeks, Watershed and Stormwater

We strive to restore and preserve Oakland's creeks, lakes and watershed to create a thriving urban ecosystem. We work with our community to reduce water use and keep harmful materials out of the environment.