City Real Estate Development Opportunities

Between 2017 and 2021, our population is forecast to increase by another 20,000 people (5%) and we will approach 500,000 residents by 2031. Part of adequately serving our current residents includes planning for our new residents – where they will live and work, and what transportation they will use.

City Wide Youth & Adult Sports

We offer sports leagues for adults and youth to get active through team sports.​​ Both teams and individuals can register for a variety of sports teams and leagues.​

Clean Lake Initiative

The City contracts with the non-profit Lake Merritt Institute to remove litter along the shoreline, maintain trash booms and aeration fountains, provide education for schools and businesses, and coordinate volunteers in these activities.

Clean Water Agreement

A regional agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been reached in the form of a Federal Consent Decree (CD) focused on significantly improving the aging sewer infrastructure and protect the San Francisco Bay from sewage spills.

Climate Adaptation

The fourth section in Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) focuses on climate adaptation. Even if Oakland’s contribution to the climate crisis ended tomorrow, our city would still be impacted by climate change. Carbon in the atmosphere will continue to influence sea level rise, wildfires, and other threats. While Oakland continues its efforts to slow and reverse climate change, resilient infrastructure and risk reduction measures must be in place to address the immediate and foreseeable climate risks to health and safety, particularly in frontline communities.

Coliseum Area Specific Plan

The Coliseum Area Specific Plan seeks to transform the underutilized land around the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Arena into a world-class sports, entertainment and science & technology district that boasts a dynamic and active urban setting with retail, entertainment, arts, culture, live and work uses. The Plan was adopted by City Council in March, 2015.

Coliseum Area Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report

An 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.

Commercial Compost, Recycle and Trash

We can help your business comply with Oakland's trash, recycle and compost requirements. Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc (WMAC) is the exclusive provider of commercial trash and compost collection services. has complete information about available services.

Commission Eligibility

Eligibility requirements to serve on the Redistricting Commission and Screening Panel.

Community Action Partnerships

The Department of Human Services partners with community-based organizations to support collaboratives that improve neighborhoods and support vulnerable residents.

Community Development and Engagement (CDE)

The Community Development and Engagement (CDE) division administers federal HUD and locally funded programs to revitalize neighborhoods and increase access to safe, affordable housing. This includes, but is not limited to, homeless prevention services, affordable housing development, rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing units, and other community development/public service activities principally benefitting Oakland residents with low- and moderate-incomes. This division also administers the City's Code Enforcement Relocation Program and, upon funding availability, operates rental assistance and other anti-displacement activities to keep Oakland renters housed, particularly those with incomes of 30% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower, and renters of up to 80% AMI whose housing status has become unstable due to or during COVID impacts.

Community Emergency Response Team Training [CERT]

Help us #ReadyOakland. Through training, individuals can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective until professional first responders can arrive.

Community Facilities District (CFD) & Maintenance

To provide a secure source of funding and clear maintenance responsibilities, in 2015 the City formed the Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2015-1 (Gateway Industrial District) and adopted Ordinance No. 13324 C.M.S. authorizing the annual levy of the special tax within the CFD. The CFD provides a parcel tax on properties in the City Gateway Industrial District to fund maintenance of the public roads and infrastructure. The CFD is managed by the Department of Public Works.

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