Oakley Leadership Academy to Offer a Behind the Scenes Look at City Government

The City of Oakley is inviting residents to participate in the 2016 Leadership Academy. The Academy is a free, interactive civic education program designed to provide those who live and work in Oakley with a breadth of background and knowledge of the intricacies of City operations and processes. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an interesting perspective into the working of Oakley, to develop civic leadership, and to build a stronger community through well-informed and engaged residents.

Participants will meet for seven evening sessions, each two hours in length beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Each session will focus on a specific element of city government through an engaging presentation and discussion facilitated by top City staff. The Academy will meet for the first time on Tuesday, October 4th and thereafter on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month through December 13th 2016.

Class size is limited to the first 25 respondents, on a first-come, first-served basis, but no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19th. A registration form may be found on the City’s website (click here) or at City Hall, located at 3231 Main St. Oakley. Registration automatically closes at 25. If you find the class is full, sign up to be on the wait list to be notified should space become available this year. Those on the wait list who do not get to partake this year, will be given advanced notice to register in 2017. For the wait list click here. 

To participate, an applicant must be at least 16 years of age, live or work within the boundaries of the City of Oakley, and commit to attending the entire series.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy Marquez-Suarez at 925-625-7007 or

Academy Flyer

Program Schedule


Letter from the Mayor Regarding Fireworks

As a follow up to our efforts to educate and curtail the use of fireworks in Oakley, shortly after the 4th of July I posted a letter seeking residents’ assistance in identifying those that may be setting off fireworks in their neighborhoods. We received some very positive comments about our efforts and over twenty emails from residents that anonymously provided addresses of potential violators.

As part of our action plan, residents living at these addresses that are suspected of fireworks use will receive a direct contact from the Oakley Police Department. These residents will be reminded that all types of fireworks are illegal in Oakley and that we have identified their address as a location where fireworks may have been set off in the past. The Police Department will emphasize our zero tolerance and that additional enforcement will be conducted during the celebratory holidays – specifically at and near the addresses that have been identified. We are hopeful that this preventative measure will have a positive impact.

We continue to seek your input and any information regarding who might be setting off fireworks in Oakley. This link is to a convenient form you can use to send this information to us. You can remain anonymous . We strongly feel that focusing on prevention will reduce the problem and free up resources for direct and aggressive enforcement for those that continue to violate the law.

Thank you again for your help and cooperation as we work to address this serious problem.

Mayor Kevin Romick