Cultural Funding Grant Program

The City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program distributes about $1 million through a competitive grant-funding process to Oakland-based art and cultural activities that reflect the diversity of the city.

Curb Ramps

Curb ramps are an essential piece of Oakland's infrastructure. ADA-compliant curb ramps increase accessibility so that Oaklanders of all abilities and ages can use our streets and sidewalks safely.

DeFremery Recreation Center

DeFremery Recreation Center, housed in a historic Victorian style building in the heart of West Oakland, offers many cultural, educational, and recreational programs for youth and teens.

Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee (DRC) is an official committee of the Oakland Planning Commission. The DRC meets every fourth Wednesday of the month (and additionally as needed) to provide design feedback to project developers and staff.

Dimond Recreation Center

Part-time preschool and our after-school programs keep your children safe, smart, healthy and happy. We host events throughout the year. You can bring your dog on-leash to our park.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The DBE Program provides small businesses, owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

Disclosure Information and Data

Public trust requires City officials and staff put loyalty to Oakland residents, the law, and ethical principles above private gain. State and local disclosure laws are one tool to prevent conflicts of interest with City officials' public duties by shining light on their personal interests. These rules require the disclosure of a variety of activities by people who participate in City government, such as elected officials, City staff, lobbyists, contractors doing business with the City, and candidates running for local office. Because disclosure forms and data are found in a number of different locations and formats, we maintain links to ethics and political spending information related to Oakland public officials here.

Distribution, Warehousing and Logistics Facilities

The Gateway Industrial District includes industrial spaces for warehouses, distribution facilities and fulfillment centers. These activities constitute the circulatory system of trade and commerce, which involves, among other things, trucking fleets, shipping containers and rail cars. The nature of these activities at the Gateway Industrial District will be derived from overall demand and market needs. Operations of these facilities is governed by Air Quality Plans that are linked below.

District 1 CDBG Grants 2020

Join us for District 1's Community Development Block Grant board meeting on Sunday, June 7th at 3:00 p.m.!

District Development

With funding commitments from the City of Oakland and grant funding from the US Department of Transportation, Transportation Commissions of the State of California and Alameda County, the City, in cooperation with the Port of Oakland, is leveraging significant private investment to transform the former Oakland Army Base into a modern logistics center and mixed-use redevelopment. This redevelopment will benefit the local, county-wide and regional jurisdictions by creating: (1) new public infrastructure and (2) private development that together will provide new jobs, fiscal returns and improve the local and regional transportation system.

Downtown Oakland Senior Center

Life may not begin at 55, but here at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center (DOSC) we believe life starts getting better! Our center is a terrific place to socialize and interact with other active seniors. Located across from Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland Senior Center is Oakland's oldest and largest senior center. Downtown Oakland Senior Center focuses on providing seniors with innovative programs and services that address the physical, mental, and emotional well being of older adults.

Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)

The City of Oakland is preparing a specific plan for downtown Oakland to ensure continued growth and revitalization to benefit both downtown residents and the larger community. The plan will provide sound policy guidance on development, linking land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public spaces, cultural arts, and social equity.