Category Archives: City Info

Oakley – Laurel Road Construction Update 09/24

The project to repair and resurface Laurel Road in the section from Empire Avenue to O’Hara Avenue will begin on Monday, September 27th. Electronic message boards and construction signs have been placed on Laurel Road in anticipation of the start of … Continue reading

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Oakley – Ribbon Cutting of the New Civic Center Park Playground – Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Oakley is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the City’s brand new all-abilities playground this Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30 p.m. This brand new playground includes many different components to bring children of various abilities … Continue reading

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What is a Planning Commission?

The 5 member commission is a quasi-judicial advisory body that is appointed by the city council to review matters related to planning and development. As a quasi-judicial body they are granted powers that are similar to a court of law. … Continue reading

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Summer 2021 – All Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

Summer is nearly here, Sunday, June 20, and Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. Please be reminded that the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the … Continue reading

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The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities with three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk.

The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities. It examined data for 453 out of 482 governments and divided them into three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk. Tehama was ranked as … Continue reading

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Support Our Local Oakley Businesses

Check out this fun and informative video our Economic Development staff have helped create to get the word out about the importance of supporting our local Oakley businesses! View Video

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A Pictorial Update for the Contra Costa Logistic Center in Oakley

Work on building one is progressing. It is the smallest of the five to be built. The slab has been poured for building two. The walls are being formed on the slab, they will be poured and then lifted. The … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 – Oakley’s Garage Sale Do’s & Don’t’s

The last few days have seen a dizzying list of health orders issued by the governor and county leaving many unsure of how to proceed and who has the ultimate authority. Gov. Newsom has broad authority under the California Emergency … Continue reading

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News alert: Oakley ranked #16 among Safest Cities in California, SafeWise releases 2020 survey results

SafeWise has just released its 6th annual Safest Cities in California report. I think we’re all in need of some good news this month, so I’m especially excited to announce the following: Oakley ranked #16 this year among the safest … Continue reading

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Oakley breaks ground for Contra Costa Logistics Center

SFGATE – Logistics Center Breaks Ground, Anticipated To Be “Job Magnet” East Bay Times – Developer breaks ground on East Bay light industrial park East County Today – Oakley Officially Breaks Ground on New Logistics Center, Could Create 2,800 Jobs Antioch … Continue reading

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WalletHub’s 2019’s Best Small Cities in America

WalletHub Urbanization might be the trend for much of the population, but not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of big cities. In fact, city growth is slowing down while suburbanization is rising. Small-city life can be best for those who … Continue reading

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California State Auditor’s Local Government High-Risk Dashboard

The California State Auditor (State Auditor) created the Local Government High-Risk Dashboard to report the ranking of California cities from highest to lowest risk of fiscal distress based on our analysis of certain financial data. Overall Fiscal Risk by Risk … Continue reading

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Oakley Street Sweeping Schedule Update

It’s not a coincidence that your street sweeping occurs on a different day than your garbage service! It is actually a coordinated effort to make sure that as much of the street is swept as possible. Beginning this month, Oakley … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts

In an emergency situation, the Oakley Police Department may need to provide members of the community with up-to-date information and instructions. To help us in getting the message out, we’ve partnered with Nixle. Nixle is an alerting program that allows … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Four Forlorn Parks

Parks, open space, public landscaping and recreational services are often considered the most important factors in the perception of quality of life in a community. They are a crucial part of every neighborhood and can provide a sense of public … Continue reading

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Oakley Once Again Voted Among Top Safest Cities in California

Oakley again was ranked among the safest cities in California. We ranked 23rd in the Safewise 50 Safest Cities in California report. That is an improvement from last year (25th). We were the only east county city making the list. … Continue reading

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City Demos New Advance Traffic Management System

        On Tuesday, November 14, Associate Civil Engineer Billiee Saengchalern provided Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Officials and City Officials a tour of upgraded signal improvements in Downtown Oakley. The tour was followed by a live demonstration … Continue reading

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November 3,1998 – The Oakley Vote

Twenty years ago today the residents of the unincorporated town of Oakley went to the polls on the first Tuesday of November in 1998 to vote for a measure that would radically change the governance of this growing community. For … Continue reading

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California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-california/ The 50 Safest Cities in California 1–25 1. Danville Region: Northern California Population: 44,897 Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20 Property crimes per 1,000: 8.13 Total crime: 2.47% violent, 97.53% property 2. Murrieta Region: Southern California Population: 111,043 Violent crimes … Continue reading

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You, Me, We = Oakley! Wins International Award 

We are proud to announce that “You, Me, We = Oakley!” (YMWO) has been honored by the  International City Management Association (ICMA) as the recipient of the “Community  Diversity  &  Inclusion  Program  Excellence  Award”  for  outstanding  local  government  programs. The award recognizes communities for building or celebrating diversity and inclusiveness.  Oakley was one of just three recipients nationwide, winning in the category of cities with  populations from 10,000 to 50,000. YMWO is a grant‐funded program that aims to create opportunities for Oakley’s diverse  residents to come together and better understand one another, appreciate each other’s  stories and recognize their common desire to build a stronger, safer and more vibrant  community. There are seven outcomes that YMWO works to accomplish, which can be summarized by  increased civic involvement across all demographics and strengthened relationships. The program began in 2011, with unanimous support of partners including the City of  Oakley,  the  local  school  districts,  church  congregations,  and  community‐based  organizations. YMWO has received over $600,000 in private grants. Recent activities made possible through YMWO include: quarterly citizenship drives, the  Heart of Oakley Festival’s cultural and entertainment subcomponents, dinning dialogues,  citizens’ leadership academy, translation of City forms/policies, informational workshops  such as “Becoming American” or “Dia de los Muertos,” implicit bias training and related  follow‐up trainings that equip City Staff to offer impartial services to all residents. The ICMA award acknowledges the work done by the many volunteers and community  … Continue reading

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