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Social Media Policy Ad Hoc

The objective of this Ad Hoc is to review the protocols and policies related to the Department’s use of social media platforms and personal messaging, on- and off-duty. This Ad Hoc will propose a new social media policy for implementation by the Oakland Police Department.

Special Activity Permits

The City requires a variety of permits for special activities, events and filming in Oakland to help ensure the safety of event participants and minimize the impact on our neighborhoods.Click on the permit type below to find details on how to obtain the permit.

Special Event Tier Definitions & Deadlines

Please note, your application will still be accepted if it is not submitted before the deadline but if all documents are not submitted as required, your application may not be processed in time for the event.

Special Events

As of February 2023, the Economic and Workforce Development Department processes special event permits on behalf of the City of Oakland.

Special Projects Committee (SPC)

Special Projects Committee (SPC) meets as needed to discuss unique projects that typically cover the work of two or more subcommittees of the Planning Commission, or policy projects that need more focused review prior to consideration by the full Commission. The SPC is an official committee of the Planning Commission.

Sports Team

<p>These posts include news and updates related to Oakland based professional sports organizations.&nbsp;</p>

Start a Business

Everything you need to know about starting a business in Oakland.

Staying Safe

Crime prevention is a responsibility we all share. On this page, you will find what numbers to call for help, how you can report or help solve a crime, and tipsheets about how to protect yourself and loved ones.

Stop Sex Trafficking in Oakland

The Oakland Police Department wants to help people who are being trafficked. We rescue the victims and arrest the traffickers. We team up with advocacy groups so that victims can get help. And we partner with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to hold traffickers accountable.

Stop Work Order Procedure

If you received a Stop Work from a City of Oakland Building Inspector, you must stop all construction activities. Please see below on how to apply for permits to correct the violations.

Storm Drainage Master Plan

The Storm Drainage Master Plan Project (SDMP Project) is assessing the condition of the City’s storm drainage system and identifying areas prone to flooding. The SDMP Project will create a list, including cost estimates, of high priority capital stormwater system maintenance projects for future work.

Street Sweeping

Oakland Public Works regularly cleans public streets in Oakland to keep our streets safer and reduce the amount of waste that flows into our storm drains and San Francisco Bay. If you park in a restricted area during a scheduled street sweeping, you can receive a ticket. You can find street sweeping schedules and information on this page.

Streets and Sidewalks

We keep Oakland's Streets and Sidewalks working to help Bicyclists, Pedestrians and Motorists get around easily

Streetscape and Public Facility Projects

The Public/Private Development Division within the Economic and Workforce Development Department has taken over responsibility of former Redevelopment Agency projects. Below is a sampling of current projects.

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