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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.

Allowable Rent Increases

Rent can only be raised once a year. Rent increases can only happen every 12 months after a tenant’s move-in date or 12 months after the last rent increase.California law requires that tenants receive written notification 30 days in advance. For rent increases greater than 10%, tenants should receive 60 days notice. The the total rent increase that can be imposed in any one rent increase may not exceed the total of three times the allowable CPI increase, and may not be greater than the lower of 10% or 5% plus the percent change in cost of living (set by State of California). This year, the rent cap is 6.1% and is effective August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021.

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.

Application Help

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

Aquatics

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

Archive Page for former Oakland Redevelopment Agency

As of February 1, 2012, the City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency ceased to exist. The new Redevelopment Successor Agency, housed within the Public/Private Development Division, was created to wind down and complete the activities of the former Redevelopment Agency.

Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center

Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center (meaning Old Creek in Spanish) is located at one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city. Our park features a lively creek, picnic areas, and a community garden. We are located next to East Oakland Pride Elementary School. Our center is equipped with a football/soccer field, tennis courts, play area for toddlers, patio area, social hall, craft and game room, computer lab, and newly renovated baseball field.We have bilingual staff members to help our Spanish-speaking community members. We are an ADA Inclusion Center.

Arts and Culture in Oakland

Learn about the City’s Cultural Funding Program, which provides approximately $1 million annually in grants to support the arts; the Public Art Program, which commissions and supports public art across Oakland; professional development programs for artists and arts organizations; special events support; film production permitting; and walking tours.

Athletic Fields

We operate 66 sports fields ranging from football to soccer with turf or real grass.

Attend Onboarding Activities

All new full-time (FT), part-time partial (PTP), and part-time to temporary (PTT) should attend New Employee Orientation (NEO).

Battle For The Bay/Creek to Bay Day 2019

On September 21, 2019, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose challenged each other to a friendly competition as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day to see which city could engage the most volunteers and stage the biggest and most impactful cleanup. Projects included trash removal, habitat restoration, tree planting, and beautification. Oakland had a total of 55 registered volunteer sites throughout the City’s neighborhoods and coastline. With a record breaking 2,170 volunteers putting in more than 7,183 collective service hours, it was a great success for the Town. Together, Oaklanders picked up 109,460 pounds of trash, sorted 2,859 pounds of recyclables, cleared 37 storm drains, and cleaned 11 miles of shoreline! A huge thank you to the Oakland communities that came together on this day and showed some love to their neighborhoods.

Become an Equity Applicant or Incubator

The City's groundbreaking Equity Permit Program is designed to minimize barriers to cannabis licensing for those who have been the most victimized by the war on drugs. Find out how to qualify.

Bicycle Parking

To support bicycling, the City offers a variety of bicycle parking-related services and resources