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Hometown Halloween Decorating Contest

Participate in the annual Hometown Halloween Decorating Contest. Residents are invited to decorate their own festive house by October 21st. Bring out the spider webs, goblins, and ghouls to decorate your house. Decorations installed by a professional service will not be eligible. The contest is open to any home within the City of Oakley limits. Limited to the exterior front yard and roof only. Entries will be posted online for the public to vote on.

This year we will accept video submissions, or a single photo. You must submit a download link, and videos must be 1 minute or less in length. If the link you provide does not meet the submission requirements you will be contacted to correct the issue before the deadline of October 21st. If you are unable to provide a photo or corrected link you will be ineligible for participation. Videos must be of your decorations only no added graphics, text or music.

Entry Deadline: October 21st, Voting: October 22-28th, Winner Announced: October 29. Click here to go to the entry form.

Veterans’ Day Military Hero Essay Contest

We all know men and women who have served in the military. They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made in serving our Country, as well as for the courage they demonstrate on and off the battlefield. The City of Oakley invites you to enter our essay contest to tell us about your Military Hero.

The winning essay per age category will be given the opportunity to read his/her essay on Veterans Day during the City of Oakley Observance Ceremony to take place November 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley. Additionally, first prize winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a $50 cash prize.

To qualify please submit your completed essay and this entry form to marquez@ci.oakley.ca.us by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.

NOTICE OF VACANCY Oakley City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill One Vacancy Seat on the Oakley City Council

Due to the announced resignation of Councilmember Doug Hardcastle, it is anticipated that the Oakley City Council will proceed with an appointment process to fill the vacancy. The expectation is that the City Council will fill the vacancy during its regularly scheduled meeting to be held November 12, 2019, in the Oakley City Council Chambers located at 3231 Main Street in Oakley, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Staff is seeking applications from residents who would like to serve on the Oakley City Council. All applicants must attend the November 12, 2019 City Council meeting to be interviewed. Applicants must be registered to vote and reside within the City of Oakley. The term of the person appointed to fill the vacancy will expire in November of 2020.

Applications are available on the City’s website at: www.oakleyinfo.com , at City Hall, or may be requested via email at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us. Completed applications must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on November 7, 2019, along with completed Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700 which is available at www.fppc.ca.gov. Early submittal of applications is preferred.

City Council meetings are currently held twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., except in July, August, November and December when only one meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Special and emergency meetings may also be held with minimal notice for more urgent items. In addition to preparing for and attending City Council meetings, Councilmembers also represent Oakley on a variety of county and regional boards/commissions/ committees that meet regularly. They also attend numerous community functions and sometimes trainings which can be held during days, evenings, and/or weekends.

City of Oakley Seeks Applicants for 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 process is open until filled.

Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council during a 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 meeting date will be announced to applicants at least one week prior to the meeting.

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 at by clicking here. For questions regarding applications, please contact Libby Vreonis at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us  or

(925) 625-7013.

2019 Leadership Academy

The City of Oakley is inviting residents to participate in the 2019 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. A complementary dinner will be served at 6:00 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, September 17th and thereafter twice a month concluding with a graduation on Tuesday, December 10th.


Class size is limited to 30 respondents, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be completed by no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th. A registration form may be found on the City’s website (www.oakleyinfo.com) or at https://conta.cc/321bNT4.
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.

To learn more abou the classes and see a full schedule, click here : https://bit.ly/2ZCfnpd

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.