these uncertain times, please be vigilant that the information you receive
about COVID-19 is accurate and well-sourced. The City of Oakley has collected
the following comprehensive list of information and resources that are
currently available to the public.
NEWS & UPDATES
MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA
RESOURCES REGARDING UNEMPLOYMENT AND
- For food and nutrition resources, visit the Food bank of Contra Costa & Solano at foodbankccs.org. The county food bank also has special programs for children and seniors. They are also accepting donations, with more information available on their website.
- For more information and updates about Oakley schools, including free food resources for students, visit www.ouesd.k12.ca.us
- The income tax deadline has been extended from April 15th to July 15th, for more information, visit www.irs.gov
- The California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a 60-day grace period for transactions that have a deadline of March 16th or later and require an office visit including renewal of license for drivers 70 and older and renewal of a registration expired for more than 90 days. Visit www.dmv.ca.gov for more information.
Finally, a lot of us want to reach out and help during this trying time and that’s a wonderful instinct. Visit https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/ to search for volunteer opportunities in the area.
Due to the update Order by the County Health Officer on
March 31, 2020 (2020-0331-Health-Officer-Order-COVID19), the
Community Development Department is closed to the public until further notice.
We continue to process certain applications and permits and
allow construction consistent with the direction provided in the County’s Health
Officer’s Order. However,
the new restrictions in the Order do not allow most residential or commercial
constructions to continue during this extended Shelter-in-Place. We are actively trying to continue to
operate our other services to the extent possible by working remotely, but
please be patient with us given the extreme limitations this presents.
For the Building Division, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about active building permits, or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.
For the Planning Division, please e-mail email@example.com with questions or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.
For the Code Enforcement Division, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to report a violation. Please note that due to the County’s order, Code Enforcement is only responding to life, health and safety issues.
For updated information about COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.cchealth.org
Please be advised all City facilities, including City Hall, the Recreation Center, parks, playgrounds and associated facilities will be CLOSED to the public effective 6:00 pm tonight, March 16, 2020 until April 8, 2020.
Essential services, such as Police services, will remain functioning.
The closure is a precaution to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and consistent with the “shelter in place” order issued by the Contra Costa Health Services earlier this afternoon. To see the order click here.
All City of Oakley meetings (including the March 24th City
Council meeting), events, rentals, classes and programs are cancelled through
the morning of April 8, 2020. With full operations re-commencing on that day.
The City Council and staff of the City of Oakley invite residents to chime in regarding various aspects of City operations. The deadline to participate is Friday, February 7, 2020.
Every two years, the City of Oakley conducts a Resident Satisfaction survey to measure residents’ satisfaction with the overall performance and satisfaction with specific services, as well as the quality of life. The survey is mailed out to a software-selected, random sample of 500 residents subscribed to garbage service.
The same survey is also available online (link below) for all
residents to offer feedback. Thus, not excluding anyone that may not have been
selected to receive the hard-copy to survey.
Answers are confidential. We encourage participation as the
results of the survey are shared with the City Council and City departments for
the purpose of making improvements. The results also help inform the priorities
for the upcoming 2020- 2022 Strategic Plan.
The survey questions have remained unchanged over the years for
benchmarking and comparison purposes; however, a few questions regarding the
perception of immigrants were added as a grant requirement of the private
foundations financially supporting the You, Me, We Oakley! (YMWO) initiative.
YMWO is a cross-sector collaborative between the City and Police Department,
local congregations, schools, non-profits. The program aims to build
“community” and an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation between people
regardless of race, religion, nationality, language, gender, age etc.
To participate in the survey click here.
Hall will be closed, except for the Police Department from 11:30 a.m. on Thursday,
December 19th until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6th.
Limited inspections will be provided.
inspections will be available on Thursday, December 26th, Friday,
December 27th, Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January
3rd. You can call in your building inspection requests
to 925-625-7005, or email requests to:
email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Work will not be
allowed on Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th,
Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st,
Code Enforcement Division will be providing service calls concerning public
health and safety issues on an as-needed basis.
Public Works Department will also be providing capital project inspections on
an as-needed basis. Please email all inspection requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a Happy Holiday Season and thank you!
Congratulations to the winner of Oakley’s 2019 Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest: 733 Solitude Drive! Check out a video of their amazing display at https://imgur.com/IfNc229.
Thanks to all who participated- voting in this year’s contest was as close as it has ever been!
Check out a map of all the amazing homes by clicking here.
Oakley’s Economic Development
department is supporting local small businesses through Small Business
Saturday. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on
Saturday, November 30th.
Small Business Saturday was first
observed in 2010, as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which
feature big box retail and e-commerce stores. By contrast, Small Business
Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses
that are small and local. “With such a
large percentage of our businesses in the small business category, we’re always
looking for ways to promote them to the community”, said Dwayne Dalman,
Oakley’s Economic Development Manager.
Make sure and support the following
Oakley businesses that are participating in the event:
- Black Bear Diner
- Buon Appetito Restaurant
- Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop
- La Costa
- Grocery Outlet
- Ace Hardware
- Hook, Line & Sinker
- Guanatos Ice Cream
- Vida Nail Spa
- Taquiza Limon
- Great Clips
- Sabrina’s Pizzeria
- Polar Bear Rolled Ice Cream
- Los Charros
- Savor House
- Giant Donuts
- Designer Cuts
- Oakley Super Beauty Store
- Providence Bar & Eatery
- Muddy Paws Grooming
- Les Schwab Tire Center
- Lone Tree Carpets
- Mabuhay Asian Store
- House of Beauty
- Tu Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
- Two Amigos Western Work Wear
- Guepardo Industrial Safety Footwear
- True Edge Barber Shop
- Oakley Bistro
- Tortas Ahogadas
Oakley Residents Offered Free Wood Chips
Need some wood chips/mulch for your landscaping? The City of Oakley and Diablo Water District have teamed with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA) to offer free wood chips to spread as mulch around trees and shrubs.
The wood chips are from trees pruned and/or removed from the Oakley/Brentwood area. The chips are organic and coarse, and mixed with leaves and twigs, and the quality varies. It is not like the commercial bark products you purchase from a landscape store, but provides the same benefits ‐ retains moisture in the soil (minimizes evaporation), discourages grass and weeds from growing, protects roots from extreme cold or heat, reduces soil compactions, and slowly decomposes and releases nutrients into the soil.
Wood chips are available for pick‐up Saturday, March 7, April 11 and April 25, 2020 ‐ 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the City Yard at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance on Neroly). Depending on the response, more dates may be established. Residents need to bring their own tools/shovels and bags/containers to load and carry the mulch, and a tarp to cover if necessary. Initially we’re asking the public to not take more than 5 yards at a time. Supplies are limited.
Kelley Gilleran, Certified Arborist, WCA, said, “It’s best to apply a 4’ foot circle of chips around your tree and/or shrubs, at least 3” inches deep, and keeping it a few inches from the trunk.”
Wood chips are available for pick-up Saturday, March 7, April 11 and April 25, 2020 – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the City Yard at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance on Neroly). Oakley residents need to bring their own tools/shovels and bags/containers to load and carry the mulch, and a tarp to cover if necessary. Residents are asked to not take more than 5 yards at a time, as supplied are limited.