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Cityhood Celebration

The Annual Cityhood Celebration is scheduled for this Saturday, July 6th at Freedom Soccer Field at 1050 Neroly Road beginning at 6pm. 
Parking is available in the three parking areas at Freedom High School, near the football stadium, near the library and near the multipurpose room. If you live in one of the surrounding neighborhoods we encourage you to walk to the event.

There will be food and children’s activities in both the lower basin and upper basin. Wristbands can be purchased for $5 for kids activities, children 5 and under will receive a free wristband. Skip the line and pre-purchase wristbands for your children over 5 at City Hall this week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8am and 6pm. Wristbands for the children 5 and under will only be given out at the event.

The fireworks show will begin at roughly at 9:30pm. Several detours will be in place upon conclusion of the event, please follow the guidance from the Oakley Police Department for a safe exit. Expect delays on the surrounding streets.

We look forward to a fun, family friendly event and appreciate your cooperation with the following regulations:

No pets are permitted (the only exception is service animals).
Alcohol is not permitted at this event. 
No glass containers.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
All bags, coolers, and large containers may be subject to inspection.

The City of Oakley is accepting applications to fill a seat on the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging

The City of Oakley is accepting applications to fill a seat on the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging for a two-year term commencing October 11, 2019. The application deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council on September 24, 2019  at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. Applicants are encouraged to attend to be interviewed.

The Advisory Council on Aging is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise them on all matters associated with the planning, development and administration of programs relating to older adults in accordance with the Older Americans Act. The Advisory Council on Aging meets the third Wednesday of each month, 9:30a.m.-11:30a.m. in Pleasant Hill, California. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the County’s website at www.co.contra-costa.ca.us or by phone at (925) 602-4175.

Applicants should be aware that upon appointment, an additional application and financial disclosure documents are required to be completed for the County. Also, applicants may be required to participate in a sub-committee(s). For details, please contact Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Senior Staff Representative Anthony Macias at (925) 602-4175.

Applications are available at the Oakley City Clerk’s Office located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California or on the City’s website by clicking here. For questions regarding applications, please contact Libby Vreonis at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us  or 925-625-7013

Oakley Visioning Survey – General Plan Update

The City of Oakley Planning Division recently held two separate visioning workshops (June 5th and June 12th) as a part of the City’s targeted General Plan Update.  Attendees of the workshops were able to provide input on vision, priorities, and mobility.  Specifically, attendees provided ideas related to community assets, challenges, and visions, as well as concerns, desired amenities, and ideas for transportation improvements.  In an attempt to receive even more input, a survey has been created to allow those unable to attend the workshops an opportunity to engage in the process of this targeted General Plan Update.  Please visit the link below to access the short survey.  Your input is important and appreciated.  To learn more about the targeted General Plan Update, such as its scope and timeline, please visit: https://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/general-plan-update/

The survey is accessible from the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSHPRSG

City of Oakley Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy Seat on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a standing Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the CCTA’s Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program.

To become a member of the CAC, you must reside within the City of Oakley and the Oakley City Council must take formal action to confirm your membership on the Committee. Appointees serve at the will and pleasure of the Oakley City Council and are required to provide the Oakley City Council quarterly updates, preferably at its Council meetings. The appointee will serve the remainder of a four-year term which will expire in August 2021.

CAC meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the CCTA’s Walnut Creek offices located at 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100. CAC members are appointed to serve without compensation. Members will, however, receive reimbursement from the CCTA for travel expenses to and from the CAC meetings.  CAC Bylaws are attached for additional information. More information regarding transportation projects and programs can be found by visiting the CCTA website at www.ccta.net.

To apply, please download the application below or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (925) 625-7013 or vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us to obtain an application. Applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office located at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California 94561. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The Oakley City Council will consider applications at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to be interviewed.

Oakley Police Mentoring Program

Police Mentoring Program Flyer (includes dates)

The Oakley Police Mentoring Program serves to encourage FHS students to learn more about law enforcement and interact with staff from our Police Department. To apply, students must download and complete the Mentee Application and Liability Waiver. Students can complete the application online by clicking here, but they still need to submit the waiver to City Hall. Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019.

For more information, contact Gabriela at banos@ci.oakley.ca.us or 925-625-7011.

Oakley Youth in Government Day

The Oakley Youth Advisory Council is excited to present Oakley Youth in Government Day. This program will provide Oakley youth the opportunity to experience what it is like to work for the City of Oakley. This event will provide students job shadowing experience, with staff from various departments in the City of Oakley including Planning, Engineering and more. The day will conclude with a mock City Council meeting where
the participants will play the role of Council members and staff. Applications are available online at www.oakleyinfo.com, and must be submitted by Friday, March 1st . For more information contact Lindsey at bruno@ci.oakley.ca.us or 925‐625‐7042.

Utility Box Mural Project

The City of Oakley invites artists to participate in the third installment of the Utility Box Mural Project, in conjunction with the Oakley’s 20th Anniversary.

The City of Oakley is seeking artists to showcase their artwork on 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 history and our unique appeal as A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta.

Applications must be submitted to the City of Oakley Recreation Division at 3231 Main Street, Oakley CA 94561 by 6:00 p.m., February 28, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. To download a copy of the Call for Artists please click below.

Submit Your Ideas for the 20th Anniversary Time Capsule

The 20th Anniversary Ad-Hoc Committee wants your feedback on what should be included in the time capsule to be placed in the new Recreation Center. Submit your ideas for objects or artifacts that represent Oakley’s past and present, by clicking here.  

For more information about this program and other 20th Anniversary Celebration activities please contact Lindsey at bruno@ci.oakley.ca.us