Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. The code requirements for meeting standards of access can be found in the Oakland Municipal Code (OMC). Each property owner, design professional, and contractor must ensure that their capital improvements meet these standards. This webpage provides context for the ADA’s history and application for construction, but the OMC is the standard which construction must meet.
The Access Improvement Program (AIP) for Owner-Occupied Units provides grants for accessibility modifications to owner-occupied properties.
The Access Improvement Program (AIP) for Rental Property Owners provides grants for accessibility modifications to rental properties.
OakDOT is committed to helping people with disabilities get around Oakland easily.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are attached or detached accessory dwellings that are accessory to primary Residential Facilities located on the same lot and provide complete independent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. See below for new applications and how-to guides that reflect the latest requirements.
In addition to applications listed on Planning Commission agendas, the City has also received a wide range of project applications that require public noticing for review and action. Please follow the links below for yearly archives of applications that were filed during each time period.
There are many Preparedness Programs being offered in Oakland. Explore the list below to see which opportunity is best for your family.
Come discover the power of creativity at Studio One Art Center.
The Workforce Development Board's partners operate America's Job Centers of California (AJCCs) to help Oakland adults find their next job.
The Lake Merritt Boating Center will be offering Adult Sailing programs beginning May 2022.
This program provides loans to developers to cover the costs related to acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental housing.
This program provides loans to owners of existing multifamily affordable rental housing to prevent or address health and safety conditions.
When school is out, art is in! daily snack, homework help and 2 art classes/day in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, clay, dancing, drumming, singing, and more. Pickup from Emerson, all other schools must be dropped off by parents. <br><b>Program Dates: August 21, 2023 - May 17, 2024, No after-school program on days when OUSD is not in school</b> <br>$29.50/day charged Monthly based on the number of school days for each month, from after school until 6:00pm (No adjustments made for days students do not attend)
When School is Out, Art is IN!
The City provides services that support independence, safety, health, and active living for seniors. We work with community partners to support services that include care management, jobs, training, volunteering, recreation and transportation assistance.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) administers a Comprehensive Investment Plan (CIP), which draws from fund sources including Measure BB and Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA, a local fund source of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District) for the entire County.
The ABAT Unit is responsible for licensing, inspecting, and conducting enforcement operations at all alcohol and tobacco establishments within the City of Oakland to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal law. The unit also responds to citizen complaints regarding nuisance bars and stores. In addition, the unit provides free training to educate business owners about various local and state regulations related to their businesses. The goals of ABAT enforcement operations are to (1) decrease criminal and nuisance activity associated with ABC or TRL licensed premises in the City; (2) decrease the sale of alcohol or tobacco products to minors; (3) ensure that all licensed locations are abiding by local, state, and federal laws; (4) educate the public; and (5) bring licensed premised back to productive use through education and enforcement.
Documents developed as part of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan process or used in the process of creating the plan, including requests for proposals to develop the plan and other Oakland projects and publications
More information coming soon.
Allendale Recreation Center is where the fun begins! Located in the heart of Oakland, Allendale Recreation Center offers programs for the entire community. Whether you are looking to improve your English in our ESL Program or simply inquiring about an after school program to accommodate your working needs, Allendale has something for you. Many of our programs are designed for the community by the community, including our Family Kickers Soccer and Little Hooper program where family participation is welcomed. Allendale Recreation Center is your hub for resources, activities for all ages and abilities, cultural enrichment and community programming. Advisory Council meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
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