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Oakley Police Department and You, Me, We Oakley! invite the Public to Participate in a Virtual Community Dialogue

Oakley residents are invited to join the Oakley Police Department and City Officials for a virtual community dialogue on policing on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Oakley Police Department has always been committed to providing fair and impartial police services. Consistent with this value, is the recognition that creating a space for dialogue with community members is healthy and important to evaluating any blind spots and providing context for the work of our officers and a space for our community to learn together.

During the session, participants can expect a brief introduction to the concept of implicit bias and the impact of bias in the criminal justice system. Further, the evening will be an opportunity for the community to share their experiences, voice their concerns and express their appreciation. Police and City leaders will have an opportunity to share their experiences, provide evidence of listening, and explain their approach. The meeting will be facilitated by Fogbreak Staff, with significant attention to creating norms for discussion including respectful listening.

Fogbreak is an education company for criminal justice professionals, civic leaders and those interested in creating equitable and engaged communities. Fogbreak works to build community trust in law enforcement, teach fairness and other complex skills, and support inclusive leadership and community engagement.

Mayor Kevin Romick stated, “The event is meant to create a safe space for conversation that recognizes the shared humanity of both our police officers and residents. I hope the conversations will allow each of us to learn from one another’s experiences. Ultimately, I hope all participants’ walk away feeling seen, heard, and encouraged to not relent in our desire to always do better, because our community depends on it.”

The dialogue in part, is being co-sponsored by You, Me, We Oakley! (YMWO). You, Me, We Oakley! is a program that seeks to enhance understanding, trust, relationships, integration, participation and cooperation among all residents of Oakley in order to build a more vibrant and cohesive community that lives up to the commitment for Oakley to truly be “a place for families in the heart of the Delta”. YMWO seeks to increase a spirit of mutual respect among all Oakley residents, increase civic participation, and create a more welcoming community here in Oakley.

Participants are asked to register for the event at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduuvrTopG9UPNBrM3QB95MwIMBHNykSI or https://bit.ly/3hS7stH After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Heart of Oakley Coloring Contest

Children grades K-8th are invited to download the coloring page pictured below and then upload the completed color page by clicking here. Judges will select one winner from each age group and the winner will be notified to pick up a prize and have their artwork displayed online as well as on the Oakley Civic Center Marquee. The deadline to submit the color page is September, 14th. For more information please call the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041.

A Comprehensive List of Links & Resources on COVID-19

During 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.

CITY COVID-19 POLICIES

NEWS & UPDATES

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS

Click here to visit the City of Oakley Economic Development page, filled with resources to help businesses.

Facebook has grants available for small businesses in Contra Costa County, learn more by clicking here. Small businesses can also set up digital giftcards to allow people to support businesses during this time.

MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA

RESOURCES REGARDING UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY INSURANCE

  •  California Coronavirus Resources (including financial, small business, immigrant resources, etc.)https://covid19.ca.gov/
  • 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

DEADLINES EXTENDED

  • 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.

STATEWIDE MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS

Click here to view the state wide moratorium on evictions.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

VOLUNTEERING

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.

Register Now for After School Camp

The Recreation Division is excited to offer After School Camp beginning on August 3rd. This program is open to children grades K-8, and runs from 2:30pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at www.ci.oakley.ca.us/registration. If you would like to request siblings in different grade ranges be placed in the same group please contact us at 925-625-7041.

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 vacancy seat on the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging. The application process is open until filled. The term will commence immediately upon appointment by the Oakley City Council and approval by the Board of Supervisors. The term will expire October 10, 2021.

Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council during a regularly scheduled meeting on August 11, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. Applicants are encouraged to be available during the meeting to be interviewed remotely. 

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 typically meets the third Wednesday of each month, 9:30a.m.-11:30a.m. at 500 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill; however due to County orders related to COVID-19, meetings are being held remotely via Zoom. Once shelter-in-place orders are lifted, meetings will resume in Pleasant Hill. 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 which must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. 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 Maciasat (925) 602-4175. 

Applications are available on the City’s website by clicking here, by email or by mail. For questions regarding applications, please contact Libby Vreonis at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us or (925) 625-7000.

City Staff is here to serve!

The dedicated staff of the City of Oakley have continued to provide critical public services during the COVID-19 pandemic. City staff has done an excellent job in maintaining a continuity of operations using a mix of intermittent work on-site and in the field, and work performed remotely via technology. Strict safety protocols will continue to be followed as more of the City staff are able to return to work on-site at City Hall starting June 1st. City Hall will continue to be closed to the public and in-person meetings will only be held by appointment. In most instances residents requesting information and assistance from City staff can merely call or set up a meeting via technology to obtain that information and an in-person meeting is not necessary. If you would like to speak to a member of City staff and do not know the number or email, you can call 925-625-7000, or email info@ci.oakley.ca.us and someone will respond to you promptly.

Community Development Closed to Public

The Community Development Department is closed to the public until further notice. The Building Department will be processing and issuing electronic submittals only.  Inspections will take place as long as each project complies with the direction provided in the County’s Health Officer’s Order. 

Please refer to the links below:

Small Construction Project Protocol – https://813dcad3-2b07-4f3f-a25e-23c48c566922.filesusr.com/ugd/ee8930_8e95f4cb0adb4919a3535a7925c72fd5.pdf

Large Construction Projects Protocol – https://813dcad3-2b07-4f3f-a25e-23c48c566922.filesusr.com/ugd/ee8930_a9bc784d162546c0b5b0e0fb44084b44.pdf

For the Building Division, please e-mail building@ci.oakley.ca.us with questions about active building permits, or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.  Please be patient with us given the extreme limitations this presents.

For the Planning Division, please e-mail planning@ci.oakley.ca.us with questions or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.

For the Code Enforcement Division, please e-mail code-enforcement@ci.oakley.ca.us 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