Community Events and Public Meetings

Engagement on the Housing Element will happen throughout in the form of pop-up events, youth engagement, community hub events, equity working group meetings, public hearings, and more! Keep coming back to this page for updated event information!

Community Facilities District (CFD) & Maintenance

To provide a secure source of funding and clear maintenance responsibilities, in 2015 the City formed the Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2015-1 (Gateway Industrial District) and adopted Ordinance No. 13324 C.M.S. authorizing the annual levy of the special tax within the CFD. The CFD provides a parcel tax on properties in the City Gateway Industrial District to fund maintenance of the public roads and infrastructure. The CFD is managed by the Department of Public Works.

Community Gardening

Our community gardens enable residents to grow organic flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. You can volunteer in one of our gardens. We also offer rental plots. We offer youth gardening through schools, nonprofits and our recreation centers.

Community Homelessness Services

We aim to strengthen the network of Oakland's safety net services and work with partners to provide housing services for homeless and at-risk populations. Services include: Emergency Housing Program, Winter Relief Program, Emergency Winter Shelter, Homeless Mobile Outreach Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and more. Formerly Community Housing Services.

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 Policing Ad Hoc Committee

This committee is dedicated to developing a new policy directing Oakland Police Department's role in Community Policing. This project began in earnest in July 2021 in partnership with community leaders, activists, police officers, and city staff.

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.

Commute Resources for Employers

Support your employees who walk, bike, take transit, and carpool to work! Benefits range from direct subsidies to pre-tax savings for employees.

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.

CORE Program Policies & Procedures

The CORE Program trains community to both prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies that we may face locally. Each training and/or volunteer deployment type will differ and so will the related policies and procedures.

CORE Program Volunteer Opportunities

A Disaster Service Worker Volunteer [DSW-V] is a person who is trained to support specific disaster response activities. The CORE program is how the Oakland Emergency Services Management Division [EMSD] recruits and develops DSW Volunteers who are interested in joining City Staff in support of an emergency response.

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

The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in CARES Act Funding allocated from the State of California. Funds were used to provide financial and technical assistance to Oaklanders and address the City’s ongoing public health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.