A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the East Bay hills from Wednesday, October 21 @ 10PM through Friday, October 23 @ 8AM


Community Input

Over the past four years, the City has made an effort to engage all Oakland communities in the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan planning process - those living both inside and outside of downtown.

Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit

Standing up for civil rights, constitutional values and legal equity in Oakland through affirmative litigation, policy development and community partnerships.

Community Resource Officers

Community Resource Officers (CRO) engage in problem solving projects, attend Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (or Neighborhood Council) meetings. They serve as liaisons with city service teams, lead enforcement projects and coordinate with other OPD patrol and professional staff.

Community Safety

<p>We must improve public safety using a holistic approach, including more police, better community policing, intervention and prevention programs, as well as addressing the root causes of crime starting with better jobs and education. Oakland will not grow unless people are confident it is getting safer.</p>

Community-Police Partnerships

Looking for the next Neighborhood Council meeting? Want to know the name of your Community Resource officer? Read here to learn all about the community-policing resources in your neighborhood.

Condominium Conversions

The City of Oakland recently amended its condominium conversion regulations to require replacement rental housing for the conversion of two or more housing units, to remove the provision allowing the generation of conversion rights when the units are offered as rental units for seven or more years, to acknowledge the applicability of the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance (O.M.C. section 8.22.300 et seq.), and corresponding regulations, and the Oakland Rent Adjustment Ordinance (O.M.C. section 8.22.010 et seq.) and corresponding regulations, and to afford greater rights and protections to existing tenants.

Contract Compliance

Contract Compliance monitors and enforces city policies on all City contracts.

Contracts Administration

We provide contract development, sourcing/bidding, and awarding services to all departments on formal contracts.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding

The City of Oakland has received $36.9 Million dollars in CARES Act Funding allocated from the State of California. The funds can be used for COVID-19 related expenses that are incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. All funds must be spent by December 30, 2020.

Councilmember Bas' COVID-19 Updates & Resource Hub

<strong>Below in the "Topics" section, </strong>see the City of Oakland's official COVID-19 resource hub with supports for businesses, workers, residents, employees, unsheltered neighbors; citywide Town Halls; city service modifications, and other latest updates. <br><br><strong>For Councilmember Fortunato Bas' COVID-19 updates</strong>, see the "About" section. These e-blasts contain additional community resources, opportunities, calls to action, and spotlights on District 2 community heroes through this pandemic.

Councilmember Kalb's Wildfire Safety and Prevention Resources

Here are some helpful resources for our Oakland neighbors to use in regards to Wildfire Safety and Prevention. These various links to contacts, websites, services, documents, and etc. come from various California and Oakland departments and organizations that are dedicated to the mission of adapting and adopting better fire safety policies and practices for the health and safety of all residents.

Creek Protection Ordinance

Creek Protection Ordinance amending Chapter 13:16 of the Oakland Municipal Code to eliminate non-storm water discharges to the stormdrain system and preserve creeks and riparian corridors.