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Open Call for Artists

The City of Oakley is seeking artists to showcase their artwork on 10 utility boxes located throughout Oakley. The goal of this project is to beautify Oakley, deter unsightly graffiti on utility boxes, and bring art into unexpected places. Utility boxes should reflect the surrounding environment and showcase Oakley’s rich agricultural history and our unique appeal as A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta. For more information about the Utility Box Mural Project click here. 

Oakley to Hold General Municipal Election on November 8th for Election of Three Council Seats

On May 10, 2016, the Oakley City Council approved a GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION to be held November 8, 2016 for the following offices: Three (3) Members of the City Council to be elected at-large for full, four-year terms.

The Nomination Period for this election runs from July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016. If an incumbent whose term is expiring should not file by 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2016, the nomination period will be extended until 6:00 p.m. on August 17, 2014 for non-incumbents only.

Filing papers may be obtained during regular business hours at the Office of the City Clerk, Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street in Oakley. A nominee must be a registered voter residing within the City of Oakley. Individuals who are interested in running for office are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the City Clerk or Election Official to review and obtain papers to run for office.

For additional information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 925-625-7013.

Elections updates, announcing the names of those who have pulled papers will be provided at the conclusion of the business day via the City’s Facebook page and a weekly summary provided via the city’s e-newsletter.

Main Street Downtown Construction Notice

This notice provides property owners, residents and merchants along and adjacent to Main Street in downtown, from Norcross Lane to 2nd Street with general information related to the Storm Drain Construction Project.

Work to renovate and improve downtown Oakley will begin with construction of a new Storm Drain infrastructure on Main Street. This project has to be constructed in advance of the Main Street improvement and paving project that will start later this summer/fall.

In an effort to complete the storm drain infrastructure improvement project as expeditiously as possible, while also minimizing construction impacts to the public, the construction of this project will be performed at night.

Main Street will be CLOSED to Vehicular traffic from Norcross Lane to Second Street from 9 PM to 5 AM from Sunday to Thursday nights.  Pedestrian access will be provided to all properties along the project route.

Main Street will be OPEN to all vehicles and pedestrians during the day.

Construction work is scheduled to start July 17 and anticipated to be completed by September 8.

Informational message boards will be posted on Main Street at strategic locations.  Please look to these signs for updated project information including working hours and dates. Nighttime traffic detours will be set up on Main Street from Norcross Lane to Second Street while work is taking place on this section of downtown. Please follow detour signs to get around the construction site at night.

“No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours prior to the start of work. The signs will indicate the dates and times during which parking is prohibited. Cars parked within prohibited areas will be towed in order for work to progress in an effective manner. There will be flagmen and other workers directing traffic to ensure both the safe passage of all residents as well as the safety of our contractor. Please expect some delays, and choose alternate routes, if possible. Emergency Vehicle Access will be accommodated at all times.

We are taking all appropriate steps to create the least amount of disturbance to the surrounding areas while performing this important Storm Drain Project. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation in working with us to complete this project as efficiently as possible by following all construction signs, detours, and notices.

For any questions regarding the project, contact Jason Kabalin, Project Manager at (925) 625-7040.

Oakley City Council Seeks Applications for East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board

The City of Oakley is seeking applications from Oakley residents who would like to serve as the City’s representative on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board.  A seat on the Board is available with a term commencing on October 1, 2016 and expiring on September 30, 2018. (Be advised that the term may expire sooner if the Fire District moves to an elected Board). The appointee serves at the will and pleasure of the City Council.

Applications are available on the City’s website by clicking here at City Hall, or may be requested via email at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us. Completed applications must be submitted prior to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016. It is anticipated that an appointment will be considered by the Oakley City Council on August 9, 2016 during the City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. All applicants are encouraged to attend the August 9 meeting to be interviewed.

The ECCFPD was established in 2002 with the consolidation of the Bethel Island, East Diablo and Oakley-Knightsen Fire Protection Districts. The ECCFPD serves the cities of Oakley and Brentwood, as well as the unincorporated areas of East County, including Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery Bay and Knightsen.

The ECCFPD Board currently meets the first Monday of every month in the evening. There is no compensation provided for Board Members.