In an effort to promote businesses in Oakley, the City instituted a Shop Oakley program in 2016. The program centers around a coupon booklet with a variety of promotions and discounts to provide consumers with an incentive to shop locally. Up to 30 businesses participate each year.
If you have a business in Oakley, we invite you to submit an application to have a coupon in this year’s booklet. This program provides a great opportunity for free advertising for your business and there is no fee to participate. (Businesses must be located in Oakley).
The coupon booklet is FREE to consumers and will be available in early March at City Hall and at participating businesses. The booklets are also distributed at community events throughout the year.
Space is limited in this program and the deadline is Jan. 26th OR until space in the booklet is full. For an application click here or contact Cindy Coelho at: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (925) 625-7044.
Voting is now open for the 2017 Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest. The last day to vote is December 15th. To see photos of all the homes and to cast your vote click here.
Join the Recreation Division for the 2017 Science Week!
Participants under the age of 17 will receive a stamp on their passport at each workshop they attend. Participants with a minimum of 5 stamps will receive a special prize- prizes will be available at the Extreme Delta workshop on April 15th. For a complete list of workshops click here. Passports will be available at each event.
The City of Oakley will be hosting our annual Cityhood Celebration on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. We invite you to join us to sell your wares, market your business and
share your message.
We are inviting the following type of vendors to participate: food vendors, arts & crafts, service, retail and non-profit organizations. Vendor space is limited and
applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download an application by clicking here.
Contrary to an inaccurate press release from the East County Voters group (ECV) and a misleading headline by the East Bay Times, the Oakley City Council has yet to take a position on a reallocation of property tax to help fund the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD).
The City recognizes its role in staying engaged in conversations and evaluating proposals that could help improve the financial struggles of the ECCFPD; however, a property tax reallocation could have significant impacts on other public entities, especially to the local schools. For example, a reallocation proposal made by the ECV group would take over $5,000,000 from the local schools each year. The City Council would not vote on such a drastic measure without further conversations with the school districts and an open and fair discussion with the community about the impact of such a reallocation. Other public entities receiving property tax would have to also be involved.
Mayor Sue Higgins explains, “The City of Oakley is committed to being actively involved in discussions which explore improved funding and services for ECCFPD, however we have a responsibility to be prudent in our evaluation of all proposals. While we discussed the idea of reallocation, no action was taken. It is very hard to weigh such essential services like education provided by schools, to police services provided by cities, to fire services provided by the fire district against one another.”
At the work session held by the Oakley City Council on February 28th, the City Council agreed to send a letter to our state legislators, as a follow up to a letter sent late last year by ECCFPD, asking for the Legislature to consider proposals to assist ECCFPD. Assembly Member Jim Frazier has submitted a bill request that will be later defined. The City Council also asked City staff to extend an invitation to the Assembly Member and/or his staff to make a presentation to the Council, when the bill is ready for formal submission.
The City Council did not vote to support a property tax reallocation.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2016 Hometown Halloween Decorating Contest. All those who entered have amazing decorations. All votes have been tabulated and the winner is 2537 Talaria Drive. Congratulations. We will be posting information for the Holiday Decorating Contest as Christmas gets closer.
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.
If you are an Oakley teen, age 16 or older, and are looking for a job or want to learn how to fill out an application, interview professionally and get dialed in on summer jobs with the City of Oakley Recreation Division, the Oakley Youth Advisory Council has the answer.
The council will host a Youth Employment Workshop on Wednesday, March 2nd , from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Oakley City Council Chambers, located at 3231 Main Street. Dinner will be provided at the end of the workshop. Click here to register.
For more information, please contact the Recreation Division at 925-625-7042.