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Battle For The Bay/Creek to Bay Day 2019

On September 21, 2019, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose challenged each other to a friendly competition as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day to see which city could engage the most volunteers and stage the biggest and most impactful cleanup. Projects included trash removal, habitat restoration, tree planting, and beautification. Oakland had a total of 55 registered volunteer sites throughout the City’s neighborhoods and coastline. With a record breaking 2,170 volunteers putting in more than 7,183 collective service hours, it was a great success for the Town. Together, Oaklanders picked up 109,460 pounds of trash, sorted 2,859 pounds of recyclables, cleared 37 storm drains, and cleaned 11 miles of shoreline! A huge thank you to the Oakland communities that came together on this day and showed some love to their neighborhoods.

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

The Lake Merritt Boating Center will be holding Youth Summer Sailing Camps from June 14th - August 6th 2021. Please click the green tab for more summer camp information.

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.

Bond Measure KK 1-4 Unit Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program

The purpose of the Bond Measure KK 1-4 Unit Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program is to provide loans for acquisition-related and rehabilitation costs associated with developing, protecting and preserving long term affordable housing throughout the City of Oakland.

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 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.

Buildings + Energy

The second section of Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) focuses on buildings and energy. Buildings emit greenhouse gases (GHGs) indirectly by using electricity produced at power plants, and directly by burning natural gas to operate major appliances. In Oakland, buildings account for a quarter of local emissions. While California has led the country in policy to make electricity cleaner, natural gas can never be made clean and will always be unsafe and unhealthy to use in buildings. Therefore, Oakland must shift our building energy away from natural gas, toward clean electricity and energy efficient homes and businesses. The ECAP’s Actions work toward a future with safe and healthy interior spaces that are resilient, efficient, and accessible, prioritizing the needs of low-income and sensitive populations.

Buildings and Facilities Services

Public Works provides direct tenant services to a wide variety of client agencies, including custodial services, building engineering, security and access controls, air quality monitoring, emergency response and property management.