Twin Oaks Affordable Senior Apartments Pre-Leasing Website is Up and Running

The Twin Oaks project, located just east of Oakley Town Center (Lucky shopping center), is a private development, mixed-use, affordable senior housing apartment complex owned and operated by a private entity called Highridge Costa.  For those interested in leasing a unit when ready, please visit the Twin Oaks Pre-Leasing website at:  Please note that City of Oakley Staff are unable to answer questions related to or assist in applying for potential residency.

Letters to Santa Returns Monday, Nov. 15

Our North Pole mailbox returns from November 15- December 6th. Drop off your letter to Santa with a self addressed stamped envelop and our elves will make sure Santa sends a reply before Christmas.

Santa’s mailbox is located at the Oakley Recreation Center at 1250 O’Hara Ave & Oakley City Hall at 3231 Main Street. The Recreation Center is open Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Fridays from 8am-5pm (closed the first and third Friday). City Hall is open Monday-Thursday 8am- Noon closed on Fridays.

The Santa Mailbox will also be at the Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4th at Oakley Civic Center Park beginning at 4pm.

Limit one response per family. For more information please contact 925-625-7041.

Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest

Participate in the annual Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest. Residents are invited to decorate their own festive house by December 9th. 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 December 10th. 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: December 9th, Winner Announced: December 17th
Please note we ask that all homes that enter to follow the State and County COVID-19 rules and regulations.

Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 18th! Guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and capture the moment with family photos. ⁠ ⁠ Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, and beverages. There will be a make-n-take holiday craft and a small gift from Santa for the children. Pre-registration is required – tickets will not be available at the door.⁠ ⁠ Per CCHS guidelines, masks are required when not eating or drinking and either proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results from 72 hours before the event will need to be presented at the door to our staff for those ages 12 and up attending. Register now by visiting or registration page at or for more information contact 925-625-7044.

Harvest Festival Returns Oct. 23rd

The 12th Annual Oakley Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from 12 – 4pm at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street.

Join us for this old fashioned Festival in the park that includes a pumpkin decorating contest, pie walk, costume parade and a canine costume parade.  There will be arts & crafts, games, & balloon twisting.  More than 35 vendors will be on site along with food vendors selling tasty treats. Admission and parking are FREE.

We welcome our canine companions to walk in a parade of their own at the Festival.  Dog owners will receive a free “doggy bag” at the end of the parade, limited to the first 20 canines. The canine costume parade will start at 1:00pm. 

The pie walk will be held at 2pm and space is limited. Guests may start registering at 12noon at the City booth on the day of the event. Participants up to age 15 may enter for their chance to win a free mini pie.    

Everyone is encouraged to put on their most creative costumes to join us in the costume parade through the park at 3pm.  This parade is open to all ages and this is not a contest, simply a fun parade and a great photo opportunity.  Children will receive a goody bag at the end of the parade. 

In the Pumpkin Decorating Contest guests are encouraged to carve and decorate a pumpkin at home to enter in the contest. Want to enter a pumpkin you decorated at the Oakley Youth Advisory Council booth? You can do that, too! Entries will be displayed throughout the entirety of the event with judging taking place at approximately 3:45. Deadline to enter will be 3:30 pm. Gift cards will be awarded for scariest, funniest and most creative entries.

For more information, call Alicia at (925) 625-7044 or email:

Districting Information

The City currently utilizes an at-large election system, which means that the electors from the entire City choose each of the five Councilmembers. The Councilmembers are eligible to hold office no matter where in the City they reside.  A district-based election system, in contrast, is one in which the City is delineated into separate districts, each with one councilmember who resides in the district and is chosen by the electors residing in that particular district. To learn more about Districting and learn how you can be a part of it visit the Districting page by clicking here.

September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election Outdoor Ballot Drop Box

Contra Costa County Elections and the City of Oakley have partnered to provide an outdoor ballot drop box for the upcoming September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

The outdoor ballot drop box is located under the flag pole at City Hall located at 3231 Main Street in Oakley and provides an opportunity for voters to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots now through September 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. No postage is required. Voters should seal, sign and date their vote-by-mail envelopes. Voters may confirm if their ballot has been issued or received by entering their information at by clicking here.

Voters may also sign up to receive notifications when their ballot is mailed, received and counted at register to vote or to find your voting information, please visit or contact (925) 335-7800.

Applicants Sought for Planning Commission

Applicants Sought for Planning Commission

The Oakley City Council has re-established the Planning Commission as a separate body.  The Planning Commission will be tasked with:

  • Deciding on all matters referred to by the Zoning Administrator, Parcel Maps (fewer than 5 parcels), Conditional Use Permits and Design Review (when not a Staff level approval).
  • Making recommendations to the City Council on all proposed development agreements, zone changes, zoning text amendments, adoption or amendments to specific plans or the General Plan, and other legislative land-use matters.
  • Periodically reviewing the Capital Improvement Program.
  • Approving, adopting, or certifying environmental documents, to the extent required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for any matters for which the commission is the deciding body.
  • For matters in which the Planning Commission acts as a recommending body, it shall make recommendations concerning any CEQA documents in conjunction with its recommendations concerning the merits of the proposed actions.

The City Council will appoint five Planning Commissioners to serve four-year terms. (The initial appointment will require a staggered appointment of 2 and 4 year terms.)

Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 5:00 PM. Appointment of the Commissioners is expected to take place at either the September 28th or October 12th City Council Meeting.

Commissioners will be required to file Conflict of Interest disclosure forms and comply with all the Conflict of Interest regulations about not participating in matters in which they have a financial interest. Commissioners receive no compensation for their participation.  All Commissioners will receive ethics and Brown Act training in addition to training specific to land use and environmental law.

For additional information and applications to apply, please contact Kim Carmody at (925) 625-7048 or 


Oakley Focused General Plan Update

The City of Oakley Planning Division has released the Initial Study and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration (California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)) documents for the Oakley Focused General Plan Update.  The public comment period starts August 11, 2021 and ends September 20, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.  For more information on the Project Description, environmental analysis, and Staff contact, please visit the following links: