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Sanitary Sewers

Oakland Public Work’s Bureau of Design and Construction and Bureau of Maintenance and Internal Services owns and operates over 934 miles of sewer mains, ranging from six inches to over 66 inches in diameter, 28,554 sewer structures, and 11 pump stations. Most of the system is more than 50 years old, and some parts are as old as 100 years. Wastewater from homes and businesses is collected through the City's sewer collection system and flows into East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD) interceptor system, where it is conveyed to their treatment plant.

School Traffic Safety in Oakland

Traffic safety near schools is critical for our families, children, and our communities. On this page find the latest news and important background on our work to make it safer to go to and from Oakland's schools.

Sequoia Lodge

Sequoia Lodge is a rustic lodge surrounded by eucalyptus and redwood trees. A wooden deck surrounds the outside of the building. The building has a small conversational area, stone fireplace and a banquet room. Onsite parking is available.The rental area includes the kitchen, deck and conversational area with stone fireplace. You may choose your caterer. Reservations are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Services for Adult Job Seekers

The Workforce Development Board's partners operate One-Stop Career Centers to help Oakland adults find their next job.

Services for Developers and Contractors

The City of Oakland is committed to supporting affordable housing for its residents. Since 1988, we have funded the development of over 6000 units of housing. The City has many funding programs that work with non-profit developers to increase the number of affordable housing units and repair existing housing units.

Services for Homebuyers

Homeownership programs are designed to expand opportunities for prospective Oakland homebuyers through education, financial assistance, and resource referral.

Services for Homeowners

The City of Oakland offers many loan and grant programs to assist homeowners and developers.

Sheffield Village Recreation Center

Located in East Oakland near San Leandro, Sheffield Village features a softball field, basketball court, tot play area, and football/soccer field. The center provides programs for all community members from toddlers to seniors. Rental permits for the facility and grounds available.

Shop Oakland

Help sustain and grow Oakland's economy by shopping locally. Now, more than ever, it's important to support local businesses that capture the spirit and reflect the diversity of our community. By supporting them, you're also supporting our neighbors who are employed by small businesses.

Short-Term Residential Rental Regulations

Short-Term Residential Rentals (STRRs) raise important questions about local priorities and the larger role STRRs play in cities and neighborhoods. In cities with high housing demand, such as Oakland, a primary concern is the potential impact of STRRs on housing availability, affordability, and the impact on our neighborhoods.

Sidewalks

Sidewalks are where Oaklanders get exercise, walk to daily needs, wait for the bus, and talk with neighbors. They are one of the most important pieces of Oakland’s transportation network, and it’s essential that they’re kept well-maintained and accessible for everyone.

Skilled Local Talent

Oakland has one of the most skilled workforces in the U.S. Since 2010, the number of working Oaklanders has grown almost 20% from 170,000 to 215,300.

Social Media Policy Ad Hoc

The objective of this Ad Hoc is to review the protocols and policies related to the Department’s use of social media platforms and personal messaging, on- and off-duty. This Ad Hoc will propose a new social media policy for implementation by the Oakland Police Department.