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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, February 22nd. 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

Oakley’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Community Art Project at the Oakley Library

The celebration kicks off at the Oakley Library on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. with a storytime led by Mayor Claire Alaura and Oakley’s first mayor Pat Anderson, followed by a community art project.

Tiles painted at this event will be used in the new Oakley Recreation Center. As always, library programs and events are free of charge. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Oakley.

The 20th Anniversary Committee has events and activities planned throughout 2019 to help honor and celebrate Oakley’s past while looking toward the future.

For more information on the kick-off event, please visit ccclib.org or call the Oakley Library at 925-625-2400. For more information on Oakley’s 20th Anniversary, please contact the City of Oakley Recreation Division at 925-625-7041.

City of Oakley seeks applicants to fill vacant seat on Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging

The City of Oakley is accepting applications to fill a vacancy seat on the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging for the remainder of the current term which expires October 11, 2019. The application deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council on November 13, 2018 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) 602-4172.

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 Staff Representative Jaime Ray at (925) 602-4172.

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

Free Wood Chips

Oakley Residents Offered Free Wood Chips to Help with Drought!

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, November 10 2018 ‐ 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.”