Life may not begin at 55, but here at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center (DOSC) we believe life starts getting better! Our center is a terrific place to socialize and interact with other active seniors. Located across from Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland Senior Center is Oakland's oldest and largest senior center. Downtown Oakland Senior Center focuses on providing seniors with innovative programs and services that address the physical, mental, and emotional well being of older adults.
The City of Oakland is preparing a specific plan for downtown Oakland to ensure continued growth and revitalization to benefit both downtown residents and the larger community. The plan will provide sound policy guidance on development, linking land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public spaces, cultural arts, and social equity.
Environmental Review Process for the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan
Drug Hotline (tips may be made anonymously)
Shared e-scooters are the newest transportation option for getting around Oakland.
The East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative is a partnership between the City of Oakland Planning Bureau and twelve community-based organizations focused on equity-based planning for Deep East Oakland. Together, we have conducted a year of community outreach to identify the primary concerns, goals, and priorities for East Oakland residents and stakeholders. Our final Community Plan, linked below, contains the major findings from our year of community outreach, as well as recommended next steps. Please take a look! Further down, you can find the Executive Summary of the Final Community Plan, as well as the Spanish Final Community Plan.
East Oakland Planning for Paving is an effort to incorporate more transportation safety strategies and community input in the process of repaving Oakland’s street.
Located at the Ira Jinkins Park in Oakland's Brookfield neighborhood, this Center's programs emphasize exercise, nutrition, crafts and computer instruction. At the on-site Clinic, seniors can access community health care services each morning. Special events, celebrate holidays such as Juneteenth and Earth Day. Line dancing is a popular class, and the Center's choral group performs at venues throughout the area. The facility is available for public and private events.
The 25,000 square foot East Oakland Sports Center offers a wide variety of year-round recreation programs emphasizing health, wellness and fitness that are available to all ages.
The place for East Oaklanders to see everything transportation related going on in your neighborhood
Welcome to the City of Oakland’s Municipal Election page. The next election for the City of Oakland will be the General Municipal Election that will take place on November 3, 2020. This is your resource for accessing information on City of Oakland voting, candidates, ballot measures (for OUSD Ballot Measures, please refer to OUSD directly) as well as other election-related services for the City of Oakland. The Office of the City Clerk is currently reviewing its polices and procedures for election-related matters as it relates to maintaining appropriate Social Distancing and will provide any updates should they change.
Looking to install electric vehicle charging stations at home or as part of a larger project? Oakland's Planning and Building Department is here to help. Please find a project submission checklist and required permit applications below, instructions on how to submit your plans, and further resources on electric vehicle charging for your home or larger project.
This project was formerly known as 222 19th Street Development Project. The project proposed the demolition of the existing garden associated with the historic August Schilling estate and construction of a 42-story residential high-rise (457’-9” to the top of the pyramidal roof form) containing 370 for-sale units, a 933 sq. ft. of ground floor café, and 357 parking spaces in five levels of underground parking.
The Emergency Home Repair Program provides loans for home repairs that require immediate attention such as a citation issued by a Fire Marshall, Health Officer or Code Enforcement Officer, leaking roof sewer break.
The City of Oakland updated its Planning Code on July 15, 2014 to comply with California State Law Senate Bill 2, 2007, (SB 2). SB 2 requires cities to permit emergency shelters in at least one zoning district without a conditional use permit or other discretionary action. City staff worked with stakeholders and the public to develop policy options related to appropriate locations in Oakland for emergency shelters. Emergency shelter performance and development standards were also collaboratively developed.
The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of our employees. We offer extensive health and wellness benefits.
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When your construction is going to impact a natural habitat (e.g. a creek) or man-made infrastructure (e.g. a sidewalk) you will need an engineering permit.
DOT Engineering Services issues permits for privately funded projects or work in the City Right of Way, and processes Subdivision maps.
Support of community stewardship of Oakland’s public spaces through volunteer cleaning, greening, and beautification.
<p>The City of Oakland passed an Equal Access to Services Ordinance to remove language barriers that limited-English speakers encounter when using City services. </p>
The Equal Access Office ensures that City departments comply with the Equal Access to Services Ordinance.