Consistently rated among the top ten greenest cities in the United States, Oakland is at the forefront of the green economy.
The fifth section in Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) focuses on the concept of “Carbon Removal”, the practice of absorbing carbon emissions out of the atmosphere. This strategy works with nature and green spaces, including urban forests and soil, parks, and waterways. This ECAP section envisions a thriving natural environment that removes carbon emissions while also enhancing community resilience, strengthening public health, and building the green economy.
Overview of the purpose, intent, requirements, and compliance guidance of the Creek Protection Ordinance.
See upcoming District 4 and Citywide Events!
The City of Oakland Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally and state funded early childhood education program that promotes school readiness for children from birth to age five. We offer free early childhood education and family services to low-income Oakland residents.
The healthcare sector employees more than 35,000 people in Oakland and contributes more than $2 billion to Oakland's Gross Regional Product. It is the city's largest sector by number of employees and is expected to have signficant job growth through 2021. In fact, Oakland is expected to lead the East Bay in healthcare job growth.
The Rent Adjustment Program is a petition-based system for property owners and tenants. Tenants may petition to challenge certain rent increases and for a decrease in rent paid due to a loss in service. Property owners may petition for certain rent increases, exemption from the RAP for qualifying properties, or apply to remove a property from the rental market as allowed by the Ellis Act.
The City of Oakland is in the process of updating its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP serves as a meaningful guide to increasing the Oakland community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, extreme heat and fires. Help us understand what's important to you!
A network of One-Stop Career Centers help Oakland Adults find jobs.
Using a Chromebook to Work Remotely
Oakland's stunning bay views, parklands, open spaces, great weather, rich cultural scene and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make it one of the most beautiful urban areas in the nation and a desirable place to live and work.
Oakland's wealth of historic buildings and neighborhoods is matched by few other California cities. These artifacts reflect the city's rich multicultural history, from earliest times to the present. Below, please find more about Oakland’s policies and actions governing Historic Preservation, a comprehensive list of Designated Landmarks & Historic Properties, and information on our Landmark Preservation Advisory Board.
Learn about how Oakland determines the relative importance of properties.
For more than 75 years, we’ve worked together with communities to build a better Oakland by offering activities for the whole family. With well over 100 years in service, OPYRD operates multiple facilities, parks, fields, and courts throughout the City of Oakland.
Due to Covid-19, the Lake Merritt Boating Center will not be hosting Holiday Caroling this year. Please join us again in 2021...
A growing number of transportation options are available to help shoppers explore Oakland’s commercial districts without the hassle of looking for street parking. Thanks to BART, AC Transit, bikesharing, ride-hailing, and taxi services, shopping local is easier than ever.
The Home Maintenance and Improvement Program (HMIP) provides loans to owner-occupied low-income and moderate-income households to correct health and safety violations and repair systems at risk of failure.
Oakland is home to several corporate headquarters and major employers.
Cities all along the West Coast are facing a homelessness crisis. Oakland is solving it in a unique way by bringing stakeholders to end homelessness.
Read the ordinances and regulations regarding residential housing in the City of Oakland.
The Housing Policy Section conducts studies, maintains data and statistics, provides information, advocates legislation, creates and ensures compliance with local, state and federal policies and procedures related to affordable housing in Oakland.
Covid-19 Related Service Update: The Housing Resource Center is temporarily closed for drop-in visits due to the Covid-19 health crisis. If you’d like assistance from a Housing Resource Center staff person at this time, please call 510-238-6182 and your call will be returned within 24 hours. You may also send an email request for information to Azaria Bailey-Curry at ABailey-Curry@oaklandca.gov.