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Truck Parking Reporting: Benchmark Year 2017

The truck parking regulations were updated in April 2022. Evaluating truck parking ticket data is one way to gauge effectiveness of truck parking regulations. As fewer trucks park illegally, fewer tickets will be issued.

Understanding Evictions in Oakland

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Universal Basic Mobility Pilot

Income-qualifying Oaklanders can receive funding for transit, shared mobility, and other mobility-related services through prepaid debit cards and Clipper Cards. Stay tuned for project updates!

Universal Basic Mobility Pilot Survey

Select your survey by language to apply for a prepaid debit card (Akimbo Now Promo Mastercard) with $300 for transit and shared mobility. Survey closes 10/27 at 5:00pm.

Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens

Urban farming, the small-scale cultivation of crops, has become increasingly popular throughout Oakland and the United States. To help support this vital movement and encourage local food production, the City of Oakland recently updated its zoning regulations related to urban agriculture. Read on for more about what is permitted "outright" for Oakland residents, and what types of activities require permits in different zones. Profiles of several local urban farming projects are also showcased below.

Use of Force (UOF) Levels

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) defines Use of Force (UOF) as any physical or mechanical intervention used by a member or employee to defend, control, overpower, restrain or overcome the resistance of an individual. OPD takes UOF seriously and has employed several strategies to reduce its occurrence (see definitions, strategies, and links to UOF levels below).

Use of Force Ad Hoc Committee

Oakland had an opportunity to reimagine policing and craft a policy that addresses the needs of our communities, provides clear guidelines for police engagement and prioritizes and respects the sanctity of life.

Vibrant Hospitality Sector

The city’s tourism industry continues to be an important engine for growth, supporting more than 7,100 local jobs. In 2016, a record 3.7 million visitors generated an estimated $827 million of economic impact in Oakland. Leisure, hospitality, and retail employment has grown significantly in the past five years, as reflected in national attention on the food and arts scene.

Volunteer Opportunities - CERT Specific

Now that you're CERT trained, there are many ways you can help. Submit your CERT Volunteer Interest so we know what kinds of "CERT activations" you're most interested in.

Volunteer with Public Works

Volunteer to clean, green, and beautify Oakland! Each year thousands of people pitch in on a variety of projects such as litter and graffiti removal, landscaping, tree planting, habitat restoration, fire fuels management, and mosaic artwork installation. Public Works sponsors two annual City wide events for Oakland Earth Day and Oakland Creek to Bay Day. Public Works also supports MLK Day of Service, as well as volunteer projects throughout the year by groups and individuals looking to give back to their community.

Volunteering at the Rotary Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge

The Rotary Nature Center is currently accepting volunteer applications to support with our nature programming. If you are interested in volunteering, please email your completed volunteer application to: rotaryaturecenter.opryd@gmail.com

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