Oakland Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Oakland Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities The Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) represents and addresses the issues faced by people with disabilities. This 15-member commission, established by City ordinance in 1980, is an appointed group of volunteers who are committed to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of the community.
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At least 51% of the commission is composed of people with disabilities. Since 1990, the MCPD has acted as the City’s designated advisory body for ADA compliance. Responsibilities include:
Advising the Mayor and City Council on matters affecting the disability community
Reviewing and commenting on City policies, programs and actions
Providing advice and assistance to other City boards and commissions
Participating at the local, state and national levels for the advancement of disability rights

Operating as usual

Oakland’s Department of Violence Protection invites you to three Community Town Hall meetings. Register in advance for t...
02/24/2021

Oakland’s Department of Violence Protection invites you to three Community Town Hall meetings. Register in advance for these meetings:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqceqoqTsuGNcKxOmLTbY9cX9HJrPdY8U8

See flyers for more details and dates.

[Image Description: Two flyers, one in English and one En Español with registration information on the event according to neighborhood. West Oakland will be ok 2/25 from 5-7pm. Central Oakland will be on 3/11 from 5-7pm and East Oakland will be on 3/18 from 5-7pm.]

JOB OPENING: Accessibility Coordinator (Program Analyst I) - City of OaklandThe City of Oakland’s ADA Programs Division ...
10/12/2020
Program Analyst I

JOB OPENING: Accessibility Coordinator (Program Analyst I) - City of Oakland
The City of Oakland’s ADA Programs Division is looking to hire a self-motivated, research-oriented, technically skill person to join their team. Under supervision the responsibilities will include but not limited to analyzing reports, administering contracts, and implementing programs. The ideal candidate will have some general knowledge of accessibility equity issues. This exciting opportunity will allow staff to work closely with all departments in the City and interact with the public to ensure that residents and visitors can enjoy all the services that the City has to offer.

More information and link to apply is at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca/jobs/2876491-0/program-analyst-i

The eligibility list established from this Program Analyst I recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City.

Application closes on 10/16/2020

PLEASE NOTE:Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all exam dates and locations are tentative. Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available. Applicants should also check their email on a regular basis for updates.The City of Oakland is currently ...

09/05/2020

The Oakland Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities is seeking feedback from the community on any housing-related problems or concerns that relate specifically to the economic crisis, covid-19, and people with disabilities. If you have issues, concerns, or questions about what the Mayor's office is doing to protect housing for people with disabilities, please leave a message below with your specific issue or feel free to message this account directly.

NOTICE OF CANCELLATIONDear Colleagues and Community Members:In recognition of the declared City Emergency related to COV...
03/12/2020
Update from City of Oakland re: COVID-19

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
Dear Colleagues and Community Members:

In recognition of the declared City Emergency related to COVID-19 and out of recognition and respect for our disability community, the monthly meeting of the Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) for Monday, March 16, 2020 is cancelled.
For additional information regarding the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, please visit the website link

https://www.oaklandca.gov/news/2020/update-from-city-of-oakland-re-covid-19

Please contact MCPD staff at (510) 238-5219 or [email protected] with any questions.

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

03/12/2020

Hello everyone I'm Reverend Sarah Garner a Commissioner for MCPD (Mayor Commission for Person's with Disabilities). I just want everyone to stay positive through the Covid-19 outbreak, Follow the direction's of the CDC, wash your hand and those with compromised illnesses please take extra care with mask if medically necessary (Ask your Doctor). Stay positive and just know that the MCPD are here for you with any concerns (Disability) you may have concerning issues within the city of Oakland,

Rev. Sarah Garner

"Nicole Bohn, director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability, said the intent of the program is to help ensu...
01/09/2020
Seated scooter for disabled riders coming to Oakland, SF

"Nicole Bohn, director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability, said the intent of the program is to help ensure residents with disabilities aren’t left behind by new technology.

“As technology continues to advance and makes our lives easier, it’s imperative that people with disabilities benefit and are included in all the successes,” Frank Sperling, vice chairman of the Oakland Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities, said in a statement."

The yearlong accessibility pilot program is part of a push by cities and companies to overcome criticism that the newest transport craze isn’t open to everyone.

12/06/2019

Greetings All. I will recommend at the next Commissioner's meeting that we upgrade the Commissioner's Facebook Photo's these are old!

12/06/2019

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The City of Oakland would like your feedback on the emergency power shutdown last week. This brief survey asks residents...
10/21/2019
PG&E Power Shutoff Resident Experience Survey

The City of Oakland would like your feedback on the emergency power shutdown last week. This brief survey asks residents to share 1) specific problems or challenges experienced during the power shutdown, and 2) what was effective and helpful. This survey will take about five minutes to complete. NO identifying information will be shared from this survey or comments.

Please take a moment to share your experiences regardless if you had your power shutdown or not. Your opinions matter on this very important issue.

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

10/08/2019
Mayor Libby Schaaf

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Due to potential #wildfire risks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (#PSPS) in Alameda County. Please ensure that you are prepared with water, food, flashlights, and any other important items. We are actively monitoring this situation.

Stay up to date by signing up for AC ALERT: http://www.acalert.org

View affected areas by checking out Pacific Gas and Electric Company #PSPS Outage Map:http://bit.ly/impactedmap

The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is studying how to improve the accessibility of shared mobility servic...
10/05/2019
Oakland Shared Mobility Accessibility Survey

The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is studying how to improve the accessibility of shared mobility services for persons with disabilities. Your feedback will help OakDOT determine how to improve accessibility of shared mobility services.

All survey responses are anonymous. You can provide your email address to be entered into a prize raffle, but your answers will not remain attached to your email. All questions are optional, so please only fill out those that you feel comfortable answering.

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

Lyft has launched a wheelchair accessible vehicle service pilot program that is now live in San Francisco and Los Angele...
09/12/2019
Lyft To Launch Pilot Wheelchair-Accessible Ride Option

Lyft has launched a wheelchair accessible vehicle service pilot program that is now live in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Using the "Lyft Access" mode, riders in San Francisco should now be able to call a wheelchair accessible vehicle using the Lyft app from 7 AM to 12 AM, 7 days a week. Please note that during the pilot phase of this program, the service is only available in San Francisco County.

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) The San Francisco-based ride-hailing app Lyft announced a pilot wheelchair accessible vehicle program on Tuesday. Lyft riders in San Francisco and Los Angeles County will be able to request 2019 Toyota Siennas operated by certified drivers when they enable "Access Mode" in the ap...

Riders with differing abilities will be able to ride adaptive bike share this summer. In collaboration with BORP, Lyft, ...
08/30/2019
Adaptive Bike Share | Bay Wheels | Lyft

Riders with differing abilities will be able to ride adaptive bike share this summer. In collaboration with BORP, Lyft, SFMTA, OakDOT and the MTC, adaptive bikes will be available throughout the summer at the following locations:

-Snow Park - Harrison St & 19th St, Oakland
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesdays 11 AM - 5 PM

-Golden Gate Park – Intersection of JFK and Kezar Drive, San Francisco
Sundays 11 AM - 4 PM

Bikes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Riders can make reservations in advance by sending an email to [email protected] to request a bike. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to riding.

Riders with differing abilities will be able to ride adaptive bike share this summer. In collaboration with BORP, Lyft, SFMTA, OakDOT and the MTC, adaptive bikes will be available throughout the summer.

Low-Income Property Owner Sidewalk Repair Application The low-income property owner sidewalk repair program will perform...
08/03/2019
Low-Income Property Owner Sidewalk Repair Application

Low-Income Property Owner Sidewalk Repair Application

The low-income property owner sidewalk repair program will perform sidewalk repairs at no cost to qualifying low-income property owners, subject to available funding. To receive this waiver, a property owner must present proof of participation in a means-tested program. Click the link below to apply.

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

08/01/2019
Allen Temple 42nd Annual Holistic Health Fair - 10 August 2019

Libby Schaaf
City of Oakland - Local Government

Come out and Meet me! I will be Tabling and Volunteering at Allen Temple Health Fair! Mayor's Commission for Person's with Disabilities (Commissioner Sarah Garner) 10:00am-3:00pm! https://www.evensi.us/allen-temple-42nd-annual-holistic-health-fair-8501-international-boulevard/321975594

10 August, 10:00 AM - 8501 International Boulevard - Allen Temple Baptist Church - California - Tell your family, friends and neighbors that people of all ages are invited to take advantage of a wealth of free servi...

On July 21 BORP will be holding SportsFest. Check out the link below for more details about activities, including cyclin...
07/03/2019

On July 21 BORP will be holding SportsFest. Check out the link below for more details about activities, including cycling, rockclimbing, seated tai chi, and kayaking.

BORP’s SportsFest Open For Registration and Volunteers!
Join BORP for a fun-filled day
outdoors! July 21, 9am - 5pm.
Try adapted activities including:
Cycling
Kayaking
Rock Climbing
Seated Tai Chi
Space is limited and will sell out so
reserve your spot today!
Register and learn more about the
event at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-adaptive-sportsfest-2019-registration-60288712161#tickets

06/09/2019

All are welcome! #AGINING IS NOT A DISEASE!

Sunday, June 23 - 10:15am - Aging Well: Aging is not a Disease Seminar Presented by the Health Education and Seniors Ministries (Sanctuary): Explore how to better understand and embrace aging well! Hear from Dr. Michelle Dhanak, Geriatric Medicine Specialist and Elder Consult/Ace Hospice Medical Director! This seminar is made possible by generous sponsorship assistance provided by our valued Community Partners Elder Consult Geriatric Medicine and Ace Home Hospice Care.

ALLEN TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Address:
8501 International Boulevard
Oakland, California 94621
Phone: (510) 544-8910
24 Hour Message Phone: (510) 544-8910
Church Fax: (510) 544-8918
Email: [email protected]

Church Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT)

06/06/2019

How is everyone ? If you have any questions, grievances or concerns ? Please do not hesitate to contact us! We are approachable! #Shalom! #Peace to all.

05/25/2019

I'm available in your East Oakland neighborhood. I attend Allen Temple Baptist Church where we have a Disability Ministry and hold yearly Disability Seminars. Reach out to me anytime! [email protected] or [email protected]

05/15/2019

Hello everyone! I'm Reverend Sarah Garner a Commissioner at City of Oakland. Disability Commissioner!

Announcement from the National Council on Independent Living: "Uber has been working with MV Transportation to expand ac...
05/03/2019
Test Uber’s New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Select Cities and Share Your Experiences with NCIL

Announcement from the National Council on Independent Living: "Uber has been working with MV Transportation to expand access to wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). These are now available in: New York City; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Chicago; SAN FRANCISCO; and Los Angeles. They have also developed a feedback form for riders’ experiences, which can be found at: t.uber.com/wavfeedback.

We would like to encourage those of you who are wheelchair users who are interested to try this service and send feedback to us at [email protected]...Please note that the information shared with us may be shared with Uber, but we will not provide any identifying information."

Test Uber’s New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Select Cities and Share Your Experiences with NCIL Uber has been working with MV Transportation to expand access to wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). These are now available in: New York City; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Chicago; San...

The PG&E Medical Baseline Program is for households that have higher energy needs because someone in the home has a medi...
04/23/2019
PG&E Medical Baseline Allowance

The PG&E Medical Baseline Program is for households that have higher energy needs because someone in the home has a medical condition. Make sure you’re not missing out on savings you’re entitled to.
• It provides more energy for you at a lower rate.
• Eligibility is not based on income, just the medical needs of a person in the home.
• If one person qualifies, the entire household receives the lower rate.

Examples of medical equipment that qualify
• Motorized wheelchairs
• Nebulizers
• IPPB or CPAP machines
• Respirators
• Equipment for other conditions, including those requiring special heating and cooling

Check eligibility »https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/help-paying-your-bill/longer-term-assistance/medical-condition-related/medical-baseline-allowance/medical-baseline-allowance.page?cid=em_MedicalBaseline_20190423-MedicalBaseline-Acquisition_20190423_sav-elg-cta_email_na_na

Medical Baseline Allowance is PG&E's financial assistance program for customers with special energy needs due to certain qualifying medical conditions. Find out if you qualify.

Provide Feedback on the Draft Bike Plan!The Public Draft Plan for community review has been officially released by OakDO...
04/05/2019
Let's Bike Oakland! Oakland's Bike Plan

Provide Feedback on the Draft Bike Plan!
The Public Draft Plan for community review has been officially released by OakDOT.
https://www.letsbikeoakland.com/draft-plan/#/

Please provide your feedback by noon on Monday, April 15th. If you would like to provide additional feedback by email please write to [email protected].

You can also comment during the public hearing process. The tentative schedule is:

May 15th - Planning Commission
June 11th - Public Works Committee
June 18th - City Council
Come out and have your voice heard!

Visit the website letsbikeoakland.com for more information and updates

Questions? Email [email protected]

The official website of the City of Oakland. Find out about meetings, request City services through OAK 311, or contact the Mayor and City Council.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is conducting public workshops throughout the state to engage stakehol...
03/25/2019
TNC: Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Program

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is conducting public workshops throughout the state to engage stakeholders to determine how transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft should be regulated vis a vis wheelchair accessibility.

To learn about upcoming (and past) workshops, check this CPUC webpage:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/tncaccess/

TNC: Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Program

Did you know there is an easy way to report mobility issues such as inaccessible sidewalks, potholes, disabled parking i...
03/11/2019

Did you know there is an easy way to report mobility issues such as inaccessible sidewalks, potholes, disabled parking issues, and more all from your smartphone? OAK311 (powered by SeeClickFix) allows you to connect with offices across the city using GPS, text and photos to ensure your complaint gets into the right hands quickly and easily.
Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oak-311/id1316091489?mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seeclickfix.oak311.app&hl=en

Don’t have a smartphone? You can report issues via phone, email, and the web.
1) Phone: Call 311 from any phone within Oakland. (If you are calling from outside Oakland, continue to use the number (510) 615-5566.
2) E-mail: [email protected]
3) Web: 311.oaklandca.gov

(Image descriptions, first image: A menu of items allowing citizens to report complaints to the city. Options include: Report, Call Center, Flooding, Sewer Issue, Sign Issue, Traffic Signal. Second image: A map showing location of reported issue. Third image: A photograph of a tow sign with an arrow pointing to difficult to read copy. Fourth image: A thumbnail of the previous image with a description of the complaint, “Font size too small on tow sign for visually impaired and elderly. Also confusing. Dates and times are not clear.”)

For those attending the Women's March Oakland on January 19, 2019:https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.event...
01/17/2019
Disabled Contingent - Women's March Oakland 2019

For those attending the Women's March Oakland on January 19, 2019:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Fdisabled-contingent-womens-march-oakland-2019-tickets-53803716364%3Fref%3Deios%26aff%3Deios%26fbclid%3DIwAR2ZlbYert8S464d9TufWO-sqJ0mVF-Kmn2HNh0hWIIDJi8hHjY-zr31jkg&h=AT00u2C6kpIWeo40fWnxbnOsamjYkJ38ccO-BkkGfdqR6QGpEei2gbxxZ5QikeRU35W-bfGSX__38msSoXgaI68Mk4AQ29P6LkK0bFwMFgEngfMgep_COtAFlljiDuD77KvBFQIB0oDNmciIYqb3_e0w

Join the Disabled Contingent of the 2019 Women's March Oakland on January 19, 2019! We will be one of the groups to kick off this years march and we hope you'll join us and bring more visibility to disabled women. ABOUT WOMEN'S MARCH OAKLAND: Women’s March Oakland is committed to fighting for just...

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This 11-member commission, established by City ordinance in 1980, is an appointed group of volunteers who are committed to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of the community. At least 51% of the commission is composed of people with disabilities. Since 1990, the MCPD has acted as the City’s designated advisory body for ADA compliance. Responsibilities include: Advising the Mayor and City Council on matters affecting the disability community Reviewing and commenting on City policies, programs and actions Providing advice and assistance to other City boards and commissions Participating at the local, state and national levels for the advancement of disability rights

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