Get help finding a location for your business, learn about zoning regulations, apply for a zoning clearance and start your utility services.
We are always ready to respond to any and all needs of the Oakland community with professionalism, expertise, and dynamic training.
Important standards and guidelines to help you stay safe in your home or place of work.
The Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) is a City of Oakland loan program, operating jointly with participating lenders, to assist low and moderate income first time homebuyers with the purchase of homes in the City of Oakland. MAP loans provide assistance that fills the gap between what a household can afford and the purchase price.
Every two years the City goes through a planning process between January and June to determine the budget for the next two fiscal years.
The FM Smith Recreation Center serves youth, teens, and seniors in downtown Oakland and surrounding communities. Our multilingual staff speaks several languages, including English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. The center features a basketball court, two play structures, picnic area, fully equipped computer lab, multipurpose room, and a renovated kitchen.
Learn more about foreclosure prevention and connect with support and resources if you are in or are at risk of foreclosure.
You can locate Local Employment Program Forms and Schedules on this page.
It’s a good idea to forward your office phone, so that incoming calls ring on your home or mobile phone.
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Franklin Recreation Center is located in lower East Oakland, adjacent to Franklin Elementary School. The center features a lighted softball field, outside basketball court, patio areas, asphalt playground, and children’s play structures outside. Inside our building, our center features a social hall/multi-purpose room, and an activity room which serves as our game room and computer lab. This great community resource offers diverse programming for children and teens.
The Free Broadway Shuttle offers fast connections from BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, Amtrak, Amtrak San Joaquins and Capitol Corridor to downtown Oakland offices, restaurants, local shops, social services and entertainment venues.
FAQs related to the City's Redistricting Process, Redistricting Commission and Screening Panel.
The proposed project includes the demolition of the existing site improvements and the construction of a four-story condominium/apartment building with 275 units to be built around interior courtyards and a five-story (six-level) parking garage.
The Funding Advisory Committee (FAC) of the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program (CFP) is a volunteer advisory body to Cultural Arts Programs staff and Oakland City Council in matters relating CFP policies, procedures and the award of grants to Oakland-based artists, cultural organizations, and schools to support arts and cultural activities that reflect the diversity of the city for citizens of and visitors to Oakland.
Review current opportunities for funding with our programs.
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The Gateway Industrial District is located adjacent to the Port of Oakland and the community of West Oakland. The 160-acre District is designed to support the City’s industrial needs and the movement of goods by way of the seaport, railroad and roadway networks while providing jobs and reducing air pollution emissions. The District was formerly part of the Oakland Army Base, which was commissioned in 1942 and closed 1999. To enable redevelopment, the City completed a major public infrastructure project in 2019, installing brand new roads and utilities, including bike paths and Bay Trail connections. Today, the District features new state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facilities.
The Housing Element is part of Oakland’s General Plan that serves as a blueprint for housing the City’s residents, at all economic levels including low income and households with special needs. The Housing Element presents an inventory of sites suitable for residential development in Oakland; an assessment of financial and programmatic resources; and an analysis of constraints, both governmental and non-governmental, to housing production in Oakland. This data and systematic analysis provides the basis for policies and actions to meet Oakland’s housing needs for the future.