Civil Rights Policies & Procedures (Title VI)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) states that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of or subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Information about compliance with Title VI is available, including policies, procedures and complaints.

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.

Clean Water Program

The City of Oakland implements various programs to control pollution in stormwater as required by the Federal Clean Water Act.

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.

Coming Soon! | Awareness, Resilience, and Tools Training [ART]

ART – Awareness, Resilience, and Tools training is a two-hour workshop designed to prepare all City Disaster Service Workers [DSW] and Disaster Service Working Volunteers [DSW-V] to interact with and assist people who are affected by an emergency event or a disaster.

Coming Soon! | Emergency Respite Center Operations Training [ERC]

Emergency Respite Center Operations is a two-hour workshop designed to prepare all City Disaster Service Workers [DSW] and Disaster Service Working Volunteers [DSW-V] to who may be asked to work in an Emergency Respite Center during an emergency or disaster. This training will provide City staff to have a better understanding of how to support Emergency Respite Centers effectively.

Coming Soon! | Supporting People with Access & Functional Needs Training [PAFN]

The purpose of this workshop is to educate the participants about People with Access and Functional Needs. It is expected that the clients of an Emergency Respite Center (ERC) may be people with access and functional needs. ERC staff needs to be able to identify different types of access and functional needs and have the necessary understanding for how to help those with access and functional needs.

Commercial Compost, Recycling and Trash

We can help your business comply with Oakland's trash, recycling and composting 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 Block Grant Program (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant Program rebuilds and revitalize depressed areas and increases access to life-enhancing services. The program provides funding for housing, economic development and neighborhood improvement/public service projects for low- and moderate-income residents in seven Community Development areas.

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.

Community Gardening

Our community gardens enable residents to grow organic flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. You can volunteer in one of our gardens. We also offer rental plots. We offer youth gardening through schools, nonprofits and our recreation centers.

Community Homelessness Services

We aim to strengthen the network of Oakland's safety net services and work with partners to provide housing services for homeless and at-risk populations. Services include: Emergency Housing Program, Winter Relief Program, Emergency Winter Shelter, Homeless Mobile Outreach Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and more. Formerly Community Housing Services.

Community Input

Over the past four years, the City has made an effort to engage all Oakland communities in the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan planning process - those living both inside and outside of downtown.

Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit

Standing up for civil rights, constitutional values and legal equity in Oakland through affirmative litigation, policy development and community partnerships.

Community Policing Ad Hoc Committee

This committee is dedicated to developing a new policy directing Oakland Police Department's role in Community Policing. This project began in earnest in July 2021 in partnership with community leaders, activists, police officers, and city staff.

Community Resource Officers

Community Resource Officers (CRO) engage in problem solving projects, attend Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (or Neighborhood Council) meetings. They serve as liaisons with city service teams, lead enforcement projects and coordinate with other OPD patrol and professional staff.