Resilience hubs in Oakland are planned to support frontline communities to become stronger, more self-determining, socially connected, and successful before, during, and after disruptions. Resilience hub facilities have backup sources of energy, heating, cooling, and air filtration. They may have green infrastructure, such as reducing carbon pollution, providing green space, and utilizing grey water systems. In addition to municipal projects, community-based organizations throughout Oakland are implementing resilience hub activities. Check this page for more information about Resilience Hubs in general and for information on how Oakland plans to develop them here, in our community.
Crossing Guards are an important school and community resource for safety. The Oakland Department of Transportation Crossing Guard program (formerly managed by the Oakland Police Department until early 2021) is comprised of part-time employees under the supervision of the School Traffic Safety Supervisor in the Safe Streets Division of OakDOT.
The Oakland Promise is an initiative launched by Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland Unified School District in 2016 that aims to triple the number of Oakland high school graduates who are complete college by the year 2024.
Statement from Councilmember Dan Kalb - June 6, 2020
As Oakland emerges from the pandemic, do your part to help our local economy recover and grow. Whether you're looking for shopping, dining or a seasonal celebration to enjoy, Think Oakland First!
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.
We keep Oakland's streets safe for all residents and visitors.
A person is severely injured or killed in a traffic crash two times a week on Oakland’s streets. The City of Oakland Department of Transportation is working to prevent crashes, save lives and improve mobility for everyone who travels on Oakland's streets and sidewalks.
Learn about the OakDOT Traffic Safety Request Program
We offer a variety of free trainings for full-time, part-time, temporary City employees as well as City interns and volunteers.
The Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors Initiative envisions an East Oakland with healthy surroundings, safe and accessible transportation and thriving arts and culture that builds community wealth and ensures housing is a human right for existing East Oakland residents.
Oakland Department of Transportation and AC Transit have partnered to strategize transit improvements across the Town
The first section of Oakland's 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) is Transportation + Land Use (TLU). Transportation accounts for two thirds of Oakland’s local greenhouse gas emissions. The TLU Actions were developed with a vision that integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander will enable an equitable transition away from cars.
The City of Oakland will only prune trees in hazardous or emergency situations. In 2008, nearly half of the Tree Services unit was eliminated due to lack of funding. The tree planting, watering, pruning and pollarding services were all eliminated.
Crisis responders from the DVP and violence interrupters from DVP-funded organizations respond within one hour of activation to shootings in Oakland that are related to network conflicts or gender-based violence (GBV). This process is known as the Triangle Incident Response, and it is initiated when the DVP receives a notification of a shooting from the Oakland Police Department. The DVP maintains a staff of three individuals who respond to incidents related to network conflicts and three individuals who respond to incidents related to GBV. These staff are assigned to respond on a rotating schedule by day of the week, with one network responder and one GBV responder on call at all times. Violence interrupters employed by DVP-funded organizations are similarly assigned to respond based on days of the week and regions of Oakland.
The West Oakland Truck Management Plan (TMP) is an action-based plan designed to reduce the effects of transport trucks on local streets in West Oakland. The TMP was approved by the City and the Port in April 2019. When the TMP is implemented, the West Oakland community should experience fewer trucks driving or parking where they should not be, improved safety for people walking, biking, and driving in West Oakland, and an overall improvement in the quality of life for people living and working in West Oakland.
Implementation of the Truck Management Plan (TMP) started in July 2019. Below is a summary of OakDOT's work on the TMP Strategies.