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Think Oakland First

As Oakland emerges from the pandemic, do your part to help our local economy recovery and grow. Whether you're shopping, starting a business or looking to invest, Think Oakland First!

Traffic Safety

We keep Oakland's streets safe for all residents and visitors.

Traffic Safety

A person is severely injured or killed in a traffic crash two times a week on Oakland’s streets. The City of Oakland Department of Transportation is working to prevent crashes, save lives and improve mobility for everyone who travels on Oakland's streets and sidewalks.

Training for City Employees

We offer a variety of free trainings for full-time, part-time, temporary City employees as well as City interns and volunteers.

Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Grant

The Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors Initiative envisions an East Oakland with healthy surroundings, safe and accessible transportation and thriving arts and culture that builds community wealth and ensures housing is a human right for existing East Oakland residents.

Transit Action Strategy

Oakland Department of Transportation and AC Transit have partnered to strategize transit improvements across the Town

Transportation + Land Use

The first section of Oakland's 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) is Transportation + Land Use (TLU). Transportation accounts for two thirds of Oakland’s local greenhouse gas emissions. The TLU Actions were developed with a vision that integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander will enable an equitable transition away from cars.

Tree Services

The City of Oakland will only prune trees in hazardous or emergency situations. In 2008, nearly half of the Tree Services unit was eliminated due to lack of funding. The tree planting, watering, pruning and pollarding services were all eliminated.

Truck Management Plan

The West Oakland Truck Management Plan (TMP) is an action-based plan designed to reduce the effects of transport trucks on local streets in West Oakland. The TMP was approved by the City and the Port in April, 2019. When the TMP is implemented, the West Oakland community should experience fewer trucks driving or parking where they should not be, improved safety for people walking, biking, and driving in West Oakland, and an overall improvement in the quality of life for people living and working in West Oakland.

Universal Basic Mobility Pilot

If you live or work in East Oakland, then you can apply to receive up to $300 for transit and shared mobility on a prepaid debit card! Not all who apply will be approved. Up to 500 participants will be randomly selected from qualified applicants.

Universal Basic Mobility Survey

Select your survey by language to apply for your Mobility Wallet - a prepaid debit card with $300 for transit and shared mobility. Survey closes 10/27 at 5:00pm.

Upcoming Dispensary Zoom Public Hearings

The proposed Cannabis Dispensary location shall be subject to a public hearing as provided by OMC 5.80.020 (E) during which the community will be allowed to present concerns, support, and/or additional considerations.

Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens

Urban farming, the small-scale cultivation of crops, has become increasingly popular throughout Oakland and the United States. To help support this vital movement and encourage local food production, the City of Oakland recently updated its zoning regulations related to urban agriculture. Read on for more about what is permitted "outright" for Oakland residents, and what types of activities require permits in different zones. Profiles of several local urban farming projects are also showcased below.

Use of Force (UOF) Levels

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) defines Use of Force (UOF) as any physical or mechanical intervention used by a member or employee to defend, control, overpower, restrain or overcome the resistance of an individual. OPD takes UOF seriously and has employed several strategies to reduce its occurrence (see definitions, strategies, and links to UOF levels below).

Use of Force Ad Hoc Committee

Oakland had an opportunity to reimagine policing and craft a policy that addresses the needs of our communities, provides clear guidelines for police engagement and prioritizes and respects the sanctity of life.