Nominate a Youth in our Community for the 2023 Outstanding Youth Award

The City of Oakley Recreation Division is proud to announce the Outstanding Youth Award. This award recognizes outstanding elementary, middle and high school students who have excelled in various areas, including academics, art, community service, and leadership.

We hope to highlight young individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for learning, making them role models for their peers and future generations. Their achievements inspire us all and remind us of the immense potential of our youth.

The award recipients will be recognized at a City Council meeting, where they will receive a certificate of achievement and prize. In addition, their names will be featured on the City of Oakley website and social media channels.

Youth may be nominated by a coach, teacher, mentor or other non-relative adult in their life. To nominate a youth click here.

Proposed Resolution establishing and adjusting Certain Fees for Development-related and other services provided by the City Compiled into a Master Fee Schedule

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Oakley City Council will hold a public hearing on May 23, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the adoption of a resolution that will establish and/or adjust the amount of certain fees charged by the City for providing planning, public works, police, and general government services to those who apply for or request such services. A study calculating the cost of providing those services and reasonable fees based on those costs has been compiled into a Master Fee Schedule and is now available for review on the City’s website, (proposed changes are provided in red colored font), or a copy may be obtained through the Office of the City Clerk located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California.

The City of Oakley encourages interested parties to attend public meetings and comment on the issues being discussed. Public testimony may be provided at the meeting, or if you wish to provide testimony and are unable to attend the meeting, written comments may be delivered to the City Clerk at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California 94561 or e-mailed to, prior to 5 p.m. the day of the hearing. Online comments may also be submitted through the City’s website,, prior to 5 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Public comments will be summarized and made a part of the public meeting record.

If anyone wishes to challenge this matter in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues they or anyone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or before the public hearing.

Questions regarding this matter should be directed to City of Oakley Finance Director Tim Przybyla at (925) 625-7010

Ending the Silence

Join NAMI Contra Costa County for Ending the Silence a presentation on warning signs of mental health conditions and suicide prevention.

Those that participate have the opportunities to become a Mental Health Student Ambassador. Please contact Gigi at for more information. The flyer below contains the Zoom information.

The City of Oakley hosts Major League Fishing April 19-21, 2023

The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats is set to return to Russo’s Marina and Bethel Island, California, next week, April 19-21, for the Toyota Series at the California Delta Presented by Psycho Tuna . Hosted by the City of Oakley, the three-day tournament is the third and final regular-season event in the Toyota Series Western Division Presented by Tackle Warehouse.

“The (California) Delta is getting better – it’s warmed up a bit and there are a few fish spawning, but it’s still really dirty water,” said local Toyota Series pro Mark Lassagne of Dixon, California, who has three career top-10 finishes on the California Delta in MLF competition. “I still think about 70% of the Delta isn’t fishable yet – but 90% was unfishable a few weeks ago – so it’s getting a lot better. There definitely won’t be as many zeros in this tournament, and the weights will be better.

“Last month it took 11 pounds a day to make the top 25 cut and fish the final day,” Lassagne continued. “I think it’ll take at least 13 or 14 pounds a day to make the cut in this one. It’s still the California Delta – someone is going to catch 25 pounds and then back it up a couple of 20-pound limits. I predict the winning weight is going to be around 68 pounds.”

Lassagne said that the standard Delta baits will be in play.

“I’ll have a Yamamoto Senko tied on – that bait will definitely account for some big fish, especially the spawners,” Lassagne continued. “ChatterBaits will come into play – I’ll be throwing one with a (Yamamoto) Zako trailer. And then punching baits – I like the (Yamamoto) Flapping Hogs and the (Missile Baits) D-Bombs. I think smaller weights are more effective when the fish are finicky – it slows the fall, and you can get a few more bites.”

Anglers will take off each day at 6:30 a.m. PT from Russo’s Marina, located at 3995 Willow Road in Bethel Island. Weigh-ins will also be held at the marina and will begin at 2:30 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend and encouraged to follow the event online through the “MLF Live” weigh-in broadcasts and daily coverage at

The MLF Toyota Series offers the biggest payouts for the lowest entry fees of any national tournament trail. The Toyota Series is the only Western trail that offers advancement to the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship, where pros fish for $235,000, including a $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus, and co-anglers compete for a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115 HP Mercury.

In Toyota Series regular-season competition, payouts are based on the number of participants competing in the event, scaling up for every 20 boats over 160 and scaling down for every boat below 160. With a 160-boat field, pros fish for a top prize of $40,000, plus an extra $35,000 if Phoenix MLF Bonus qualified. Strike King co-anglers cast for the top prize of a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard (valued at $33,500). With a 260-boat field, pros fish for a top award of $65,000, plus an extra $35,000 if Phoenix MLF Bonus qualified. Strike King co-anglers cast for the top prize of a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower outboard (valued at $33,500) plus $5,000 cash.

The 2023 Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats consists of six divisions – Central, Northern, Plains, Southern, Southwestern and the Western Division Presented by Tackle Warehouse – each holding three regular-season events, along with the International and Wild Card divisions. Anglers who fish in any of the six divisions or the Wild Card division and finish in the top 25 will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship for a shot at winning up to $235,000 and a qualification to REDCREST V. The winning Strike King co-angler at the championship earns a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard. The 2023 Toyota Series Championship will be held Nov. 2-4 on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, and is hosted by

Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF Toyota Series include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Black Rifle Coffee Company, E3, Favorite Fishing, Fox Rent a Car, General Tire, Gill, Grundéns, Lew’s, Lowrance, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Wiley X and YETI.

For complete details and updated information visit For regular Toyota Series updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the MLF5 social media outlets at FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Small Business Workshop March 23- Meet the Experts

Has your business been disrupted by events of the past 3-5 years? Are you facing complex, critical decisions to allow your business to adapt to changing times? Then this event is for you. Come hear about free counseling services that are available to Oakley small businesses from our panel of business experts including Vincent McCoy- Executive Director of East Bay Small Business Development Center, Steve Doran- Business Mentor and Executive Committee Member East Bay SCORE, and Anita Russell- Community Development Manager of Working Solutions CDFI Meet the Business Planning Experts Thursday, March 23 Noon-1pm Oakley Recreation Center Register online at


On March 15, 2023, at approximately 10:12PM, Oakley police officers responded to the 1000 block of Quail Valley Run for the report of three males fighting inside a vehicle and gunshots being heard. Oakley Officers started towards the area and they were advised one person fled from the vehicle after the gunshots and the vehicle was driven away too. Oakley Police Officers found the vehicle at the intersection of Laurel Road and Teton Road. As the officers started making contact with the occupants they learned the vehicle was stolen out of Oakley on March 11, 2023. Officers quickly contacted the occupants and found the driver was a young adult male and he was shot in the upper chest. Officers also contacted a juvenile male in the front passenger seat. Our officers provided medical care to the driver and had paramedics respond.

Our officers began their investigation and they found both the driver and the passenger to be completely uncooperative with them. The driver was transported to a local hospital for advanced care and our detectives were called in. the stolen vehicle was seized as evidence, along with many personal effects of the driver and the passenger. Our investigation lead to the recovery of the firearm that was used in this shooting.

Our investigation has so far revealed this incident appears to be an illegal narcotics deal gone bad. We are still actively working on identifying the person who fled on foot, who at this point is only known to be a male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The driver, and the person who was shot, of the stolen vehicle is identified as Nickolas Durham (18, Pittsburg). Durham was released from the local hospital into the custody of the Oakley Police Department and we have arrested and booked him for:

  • Possession of a stolen vehicle

The juvenile passenger in the vehicle was arrested and booked for:

  • Possession of a firearm
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

“This is the second major incident that occurred on Quail Valley Run in the span of just one day. At this point there is no evidence to suggest the two incidents are related in any way. Even though my detectives are still trying to identify the third party in this incident we have recovered the gun that was used and we have taken two suspects into custody. I do not believe this incident still represents a threat to public safety due to the recovery of the gun and the arrests. I do however acknowledge the good and hardworking residents of the Quail Valley Run area may be uneasy due to all of the recent activity. I want all of those residents to know I have issued an expectation to my officers to bolster patrols in that area for the next few days. I am also imploring everybody to call us if they see anything suspicious or out of place. The Oakley Police Department will always work hard to ensure the safety of our residents and our business owners. The more we know, or find out about, only helps us to do the best job we can do.”

 ~Chief Paul Beard

If anybody has any information regarding this incident please contact the Oakley Police Department (925) 229-2079  

2023-2031 Housing Element Update

This is an update on the progress of the City of Oakley 2023-2031 Housing Element (Housing Element). The City received a Findings letter from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on November 29, 2022. Since that time, the City has revised the Housing Element and posted it online with tracked changes, had additional meetings with HCD, and created an errata of changes to the revised Housing Element based on those meetings with HCD. On March 7, 2023, the Oakley Planning Commission received the Housing Element and adopted a resolution recommending the City Council approve a General Plan Amendment adopting the Housing Element based on changes in the errata and any minor changes received from HCD from that point forward, which have been included in a revised errata. The City Council will consider adoption of the Housing Element during the regular March 28, 2023 City Council meeting. The City is expecting to receive a letter of conditional approval from HCD by the end of March 2023. With adoption of the Housing Element consistent with the letter of conditional approval, the City of Oakley 2023-2031 Housing Element will be certified by HCD. Please visit the links below for individual files, or visit the link further below to access the Housing Element Webpage.

For more information related to the City of Oakley 2023-2031 Housing Element Update and/or to sign up for future updates, please visit:


The City of Oakley is accepting applications for a commissioner to fill the reminder of the current term ending June 30, 2025 until Monday, April 10th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council on Tuesday, April 25th, during its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. Applicants are encouraged to be available for the meeting as they may be interviewed by the City Council.

The Library Commission typically meets on the third Thursday evening of January, March, May, July, September and November.  Information about the County Library Commission can be found on the Library’s website, The County of Contra Costa and the City of Oakley do not provide compensation for commissioners.

For additional information and applications to apply, please contact Libby Vreonis at (925) 625-7013 or



The City of Oakley invites sealed bids for the purchase of the 1033 Main Street and 5400 Neroly Road properties located in Oakley, California.  The property is described as APN 037-050-013 and APN 037-050-014, located near the intersection of Highway 4 and 160 General Commercial zone.  A variety of community-serving business and commercial uses is encouraged.  The property will be sold “as is.”

The bid packet can be obtained by emailing Harumi Murata, Economic Development Analyst, at Appraisal report and property tour available upon request.  

Bids must be received at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561, no later than 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The City of Oakley, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any and all bids.