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The City of Oakland's Lake Merritt Boating Center offers summer boating camps for youth ages 7 to 17 on Lake Merritt and on the Oakland Estuary. Campers advance in skills as they progress through the camps and grow older. Teens have an opportunity to train to be Junior Leaders for the summer camps. Registration, extended care, refund and transfer policy, locations, and scholarship information is at the bottom of this page.
The youth recreational swim team program (6-18 years) serves as an introduction to competitive swimming. The program emphasizes sportsmanship and the joy of the sport while maintaining an environment of cooperation, discipline, community and team spirit.
The Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) funds and supports a variety of programs that provide training, mentoring and educational enrichment to Oakland youth ages 16 to 24.
In March 2006 the Oakland City Council adopted a Zero Waste Goal by 2020 and in December 2006 passed a resolution adopting a Zero Wastes Strategic Plan. For a history of actions related to implementing the Zero Waste Strategic Plan please visit the page linked below.
The Zoning Update Committee (ZUC) meets as needed to hear preliminary zoning code updates prior to consideration by the full Planning Commission. The ZUC is an official committee of the Planning Commission.