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.

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.

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:

Encuesta: ¿Qué características son importantes en el próximo administrador de la ciudad de Oakley?

La Ciudad de Oakley está en el proceso de seleccionar un/a nuevo/a Administrador/a Municipal. El Consejo tiene el difícil trabajo de evaluar cual candidato/a es mejor para nuestra comunidad, y solicita su opinión sobre las características más importantes que usted cree que el Concejo Municipal debería considerar en su evaluación de los candidatos. Gracias.

Por favor tómese un momento para responder a esta breve encuesta.

Survey – What Characteristics Are Important in Oakley’s Next City Manager?

The City of Oakley is in the process of selecting a new City Manager. As the City Council evaluates the best candidate for our community, your input on what characteristics the City Council should consider in a candidate is important to us. Please take a moment to answer this short survey. Thank you.

Complete the survey at:

City of Oakley’s Annual Kids Fishing Derby

The City of Oakley’s annual Kids Fishing Derby is virtually back! The Derby is for children ages 2 – 15 and there is no fee to register. 

The modified Kids Fishing Derby allows for children to fish anywhere that is permissible by law between August 23rd through September 7th. Simply catch a fish during this time period, snap a photo and register on our website at:  

Be sure to visit the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website at: for helpful information, rules and laws regarding fishing in California.  Fishing sites include the Antioch/Oakley pier off of Bridgehead Road in Oakley, the pier at Big Break Regional Park in Oakley, lakes and other areas of the Delta.

The deadline to register and submit your photo is September 7th, 2021. 5 winners will be chosen at random and will receive a prize package including fishing gear. Winners will be announced and notified Friday, September 10th.

Participants and parents/guardians must observe all COVID19 health protocols including directives for face masks, social distancing and hand washing.

To submit your fish & photo, click the link below, reminder one entry per child:

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

Celebrate the Class of 2021!

Join us in honoring the graduating class of 2021! You have worked so hard for this moment and it’s your time to shine! The City of Oakley will celebrate seniors by displaying their photo and name on the Civic Center Marquee. Those who submitted photos by the April 14th deadline have been sent an email with more information on when you can view your child on the marquee. If you were unable to submit by April 14th please email with the photo, school name and the first and last name of your child.