Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) / Secondary Units

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — also known as Secondary Units — are attached or detached accessory dwellings that provide independent living for one or more people, including permanent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. As of January 1, 2020, state and local laws surrounding ADUs have changed to allow for their construction with Single- and Multi-Family dwellings. See below for new applications and how-to guides that reflect the latest requirements.

Adult Sailing and Boating

Unfortunately, the Lake Merritt Boating Center is not providing any adult sailing classes in 2021.

Aging & Adult Services

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.

Alameda County Comprehensive Investment Plan

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) administers a Comprehensive Investment Plan (CIP), which draws from fund sources including Measure B/BB and Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA, a local fund source of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District) for the entire County.

Alcohol Beverage Action Team (ABAT)

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.

All Plan Publications

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

Allendale Recreation Center

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.

An Exceptional Transportation Hub

With a long history as a transportation hub, Oakland links the Bay Area to the nation and the world by ship, air, rail and six major freeways. Located in the center of the region's transit systems, Oakland is an ideal business location with easy bus, subway and ferry connections.

Annual Holiday Pottery & Craft Sale December 5, 2021

Happy Holidays from Studio One Art Center! Support your local arts center while buying holiday gifts for loved ones! Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Studio One (365 45th St. Oakland, Ca 94609) from 12pm - 4pm Live dance performance by Gamelan Sekar Jaya @ 1pm

Application Help

To help you succeed in the application process, we offer seminars and workshops.


The City offers safe, fun and affordable swimming programs for residents.