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City of Oakland seeks proposals from organizations to provide career development, job training services Oakland, CA – Th...
03/16/2022
Oakland Workforce Development Board

City of Oakland seeks proposals from organizations to provide career development, job training services



Oakland, CA – Through April 22, 2022, the Oakland Workforce Development Board (OWDB) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide adult and/or youth and young adult career services to help individuals gain skills, credentials, and employment while helping businesses connect with a qualified workforce.

Through this RFP process, approximately $6 million in funds will be awarded. The number of awards will be determined by the quality of the proposals received and to ensure services are provided throughout Oakland. OWDB anticipates funding contracts for a one-year period from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, with the possibility of contract renewal for up to two additional years. The Request for Proposals and related materials are available now at: oaklandca.gov/wdb.

OWDB seeks to resource a network of qualified providers to deliver services that are accessible to Oakland and WIOA priority populations, and are accessible from specific geographical areas (East Oakland, Central Oakland/Fruitvale, and West Oakland) to advance the economic security and resilience of Oakland’s most vulnerable residents.

This RFP requests services in multiple several funding and program areas, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), “Oakland Forward” California State Youth Workforce Development Program, and related direct services in the following categories:

One-Stop Operator to coordinate mandated partners, service delivery providers, and reporting responsibilities in compliance with WIOA;
On-Call Adult America's Job Centers of California (AJCC) Career Services to help adult job seekers access employment, education, training, and support to succeed in the labor market;
Youth Services offering year-round workforce development services for youth that provide work-based learning opportunities like on-the-job training, internships, and apprenticeships as training paths to employment.
“Oakland Forward” California Youth Workforce Development Program offering year-round and/or summer employment programs geared toward training and connecting young people to public service jobs with a focus on “clean and green” work activities that promote climate resilience and improve neighborhood conditions.


The City of Oakland will host a pre-proposal (bidder’s) conference: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. to Noon.

While participation in the bidder’s conference is not mandatory, interested applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting which will take place virtually via Zoom. Applicants must register in advance by emailing [email protected] to receive the Zoom webinar information.

All who wish to participate in this RFP must register through iSupplier at (oaklandca.gov/services/register-with-isupplier) to receive addenda and updates on this RFP, submit proposals, invoice payments if selected, and direct notification of future bid opportunities.

Request for Proposals, disclosures and attachments are also available to download at: oaklandca.gov/wdb.

Over the past three years, the OWDB has funded career development and training services to more than 2,900 individuals, with roughly two-thirds of them entering jobs at an average starting wage of more than $15 per hour. The availability of additional City funds will help Oakland residents access even better future opportunities as the local and regional economy continues to grow.



For more information, please contact Sofia Navarro at (510) 238-3474 or [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.

Flex Streets Initiative to allow Business Use of Public Rights-of-Way Continues Unchanged into 2023 Oakland, CA – On Mar...
03/16/2022
Flex Streets Initiative

Flex Streets Initiative to allow Business Use of Public Rights-of-Way Continues Unchanged into 2023



Oakland, CA – On March 15, the Oakland City Council passed a series of Ordinances to make the Flex Street Initiative a permanent option for businesses to use outdoor public rights-of-way. Since launching in June 2020, the streamlined Flex Street permit processes have helped Oakland businesses weather the pandemic by expanding their operations outdoors through 140 sidewalk cafes and parklets, 13 street closures, 14 permitted private spaces and more than 60 mobile food truck permits. The existing permit programs will remain mostly unchanged and free through July 2023. Businesses interested in expanding their operations outdoors should apply at www.oaklandca.gov/flexstreets.



“Two years ago, we launched Flex Streets to address the urgent need of Oakland businesses to adapt at time when health orders severely restricted or eliminated the ability to operate indoors. Because of Flex Streets, many businesses were able to stay open and keep their workers employed,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “As we emerge from the pandemic, continuing the Flex Streets program gives our business community additional time to recover from the pandemic while their patrons enjoy Oakland’s beautiful climate.”



In order to make the program sustainable, the permanent Flex Streets Program introduces application and permit fees in July 2023 to cover the costs of permit processing and monitoring. To ensure that fees do not become a barrier to participation for Oakland’s most vulnerable businesses, the adopted Ordinance requires staff to establish a fee exemption for businesses that meet to-be-determined equity criteria. Analysis of future Flex Streets fees and the equity-based fee exemption will be part of the Master Fee Schedule amendments that go before the City Council in Spring 2023.



Below is an overview of the specific components of the permanent Flex Streets program:



Parklets and Sidewalk Cafes

The streamlined Flex Streets permit processing will remain in place. Application and permit fees will be introduced in July 2023.



Street Closures

The Ordinance adds community groups as eligible applicants and maintains the current streamlined Flex Streets permit processing with no application and permit fees for another 15 months. Beginning in July 2023, applicants will need to either remove the street closure or obtain City Council approval to continue the street closure and pay applicable fees. Additionally, the pre-Flex Streets limit of only two street closures per year is removed. The requirement to notify neighbors and obtain approval from a majority of impacted neighbors will remain in place for all street closure applicants.

Private Property

In regard to private property, such as parking lots, the current streamlined Flex Streets permit processing will remain in place for outdoor retail and outdoor dining with no application and permit fees until December 2023. This extended timeline provides predictability for businesses while affording staff additional time to update the City’s General Plan which will inform the permanent process for Private Property.

Mobile Vending

The streamlined Flex Streets permit process will remain in place with no application and permit fees until July 2023. The Ordinance expands the streamlined mobile food vending permit process to non-food mobile retailers to better align with 2018’s SB946 with safeguards to ensure ADA access and buffers between brick-and-mortar retailers. Any vending in City parks will still be subject to approvals from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC).

City Property

When it’s not feasible to use sidewalks, parking lanes, or private outdoor areas, businesses in areas of the City disproportionately impacted by or vulnerable to COVID-19 will be able to continue to use City-owned Property, such as parks and vacant parcels, with no application and permit fees until July 2023. After July 2023, publicly owned land will revert to the pre-COVID-19 policy of requiring market-rate rent unless the City Council makes a finding for each proposed use.

To better serve the business community, the report also recommends adding compliance and outreach staff. These staff recommendations will be brought to the City Council as part of the upcoming mid-cycle Budget process.

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.

02/24/2022
www.oaktownproud.com

Oakland to Announce Launch of Illegal Dumping Surveillance Camera Pilot Program

Ten cameras have been installed at illegal dumping hot spots. Footage will be used to build cases against offenders, with fines up to $1,000 per day.

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland will announce Friday a major step forward in the work to hold illegal dumping offenders accountable, as ten surveillance cameras have been installed at strategic locations where dumping most frequently and severely occurs.

The installation of ten cameras, which the City Council approved unanimously in January, will allow the Oakland Public Works (OPW) staff to review high-quality video footage capable of supporting cases against dumpers who are caught on camera.

Who:

Speakers will include Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo, Oakland Public Works Director G. Harold Duffey, and community advocates for a cleaner Oakland

Where:

The press conference will be held at a “roaming” camera installation location, at the corner of 21st Avenue and Solano Way.

When:

10:15am on Friday, February 25

Oakland Police Department personnel will be on hand for the duration of the news conference.

The event will be video-recorded and later posted online for journalists to access. To be notified when the video is published, please send a request to Sean Maher, [email protected].



All Oakland community members can learn more about trash, recycling, and compost services available in Oakland by going to www.oaklandrecycles.com. Oaklanders can learn more about services available to combat and reduce illegal dumping – and learn how they themselves can help! – at www.oaktownproud.com.

A Violent Sideshow Ends with Multiple Arrests and Impounded Vehicles
02/15/2022

A Violent Sideshow Ends with Multiple Arrests and Impounded Vehicles

Oakland Redistricting Commission ProposesFinal District Map for Review and CommentPublic Comment Period Open through Feb...
02/04/2022
Provide Input to the Redistricting Commission

Oakland Redistricting Commission Proposes

Final District Map for Review and Comment

Public Comment Period Open through February 15

Oakland, CA – Oakland’s independent Redistricting Commission selected Draft Map F5 for final adoption. Draft Map F5 will be available on the City’s website for a 14-day public review and comment period.

The Commission will conduct a special meeting to vote on final adoption of Draft Map F5 soon after the 14-day public review and comment period has expired. Draft Map F5 is a modified version of Draft Map F4 and Draft Map F3. The proposed final district map and corresponding census data is available on the Commission’s website.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed final district map during the public review period starting February 1, 2022 and ending on February 15, 2022. The Commission will hold its next Special Meeting after the public comment period ends. The meeting date and agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least three days before the meeting.

Email/written comments may be submitted to: [email protected]

Surveys can be completed via the Commission’s website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/oaklandredistricting

The public is encouraged to regularly check the Commission’s website for current meeting information. (https://www.oaklandca.gov/boards-commissions/redistricting-commission#meetings)

Background

Oakland, CA – On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, Oakland’s independent Redistricting Commission held a special meeting to discuss and review modifications to the most recently proposed map for City Council Districts and Oakland Unified School Board Districts. The proposed map under consideration at the start of the meeting was named Draft Map F4. During the meeting, the Commission voted to accept modifications to Draft Map F4 and rename Draft Map F4 to Draft Map F5 and advance Draft Map F5 to final adoption. Draft Map F5 reflects modifications to Draft Map F4 and Draft Map F3.



Draft Map F5 meets all legal requirements set forth in the City Charter, the Federal Voting Rights Act (1965) and the California FAIR MAPS Act (2019).

History

The Commission failed to adopt a final map by December 31, 2021, which is the deadline mandated by the Oakland City Charter. Upon failure to adopt a new map by December 31st, the City Attorney was required to submit a petition to the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, to temporarily prescribe the district boundaries until the Commission can adopt a final map. The Commission will continue to hold special meetings until a final map is adopted by the Commission. The final map must receive 9 votes to be officially adopted.


The Commission voted on January 5th, by simple majority, to promote Draft Map F3 as the only map for further modification. As a result of the January 5th meeting, the Commissioners were asked to submit modifications to Draft Map F3 with rationale. The Commissioners were instructed to make modifications that address public comment while ensuring that Federal and California legal requirements were met. The submitted modifications were published for public review on the Commission’s website prior to the January 19th meeting. Draft Map F3 became modified Draft Map 4 after a Commission vote during the January 19th meeting and Draft Map F4 became modified Draft Map F5 after the January 26th meeting.

Links:

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed final district map during the public review period. The proposed final district map and corresponding census data are accessible on the Commission’s website:

District Map Proposals

www.oaklandca.gov/topics/district-map-proposals

The City Attorney’s petition to the Superior Court is accessible on the Commission’s website.

To stay informed of Oakland’s redistricting process, visit: www.oaklandca.gov/redistricting and select the ‘Provide Input’ link near the top of the page.

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02/03/2022

Premiering on KTOP Sunday 2/6/22 at 7pm

Land of Promise: The Story of Allensworth

A short documentary, from filmmaker w/ Pamela Harris , about a historically
black town in California's Central Valley.

Missing Person: Hector Marin Rodas
02/02/2022

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Starting February 1, 2022, City of Oakland to Require Proof of Vaccination at Indoor Public Locations Oakland, CA –  Eff...
02/02/2022
indoor vaccination ordinance requires businesses check Vaccine status

Starting February 1, 2022, City of Oakland to Require Proof of Vaccination at Indoor Public Locations



Oakland, CA – Effective February 1, 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for people 12 years and older to enter the following indoor public locations in Oakland:

1. Establishments or events where food or drink is served including restaurants, bars, coffee houses, clubs, and banquet halls

2. Entertainment venues, theaters, concert venues, museums, and recreation facilities

3. Gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios

4. Senior adult care facilities and City Senior Center programs

5. City Hall*

6. Large indoor events (i.e., more than 500 people) at City-owned and privately-owned facilities



For people 18 years and older, the vaccination card must be cross-checked with the individual’s photo ID. Patrons entitled to a qualified medical exemption must provide verification of their exemption and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.



Patrons are allowed to briefly enter businesses covered by this ordinance without showing proof of vaccination to use the restroom, place an order, pick up or pay for food or drink “to-go,” or perform necessary repairs, provided they wear a well-fitting mask at all times while in inside.



Important Date: Beginning on January 15, 2022, businesses that are covered by the ordinance were required to prominently display an advisory notice informing patrons of the new requirement.



The City of Oakland has notified and is reminding every business in its business license tax database as well as chambers of commerce, merchants groups, and business associations of the new requirement, along with a link to a multi-lingual poster that businesses can use as an advisory notice. Additional details about the ordinance and how to comply are available at www.oaklandca.gov/VaxOrdinance.



Businesses are reminded that the Flex Street Initiative allows for business operations to expand outdoors, and since the Proof of Vaccination Ordinance applies only to indoor operations, this option allows for dining and shopping outdoors which do not require verification of vaccination status.



*In the case of City Hall entry only, a patron may show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of entry) and a photo ID in lieu of showing proof of vaccination. This is to ensure that members of the public who may not be able to meet the vaccination requirement for entrance to City Hall may fully benefit from the public services provided. This requirement does not apply to members of the public attending a City Council meeting or other meeting subject to the Brown Act and Sunshine Ordinance.



Legislative Background:

The Emergency Ordinance was unanimously adopted by the Oakland City Council at a special meeting on December 27, 2021, which adds Chapter 8.68 to the Oakland Municipal Code. The ordinance states: “COVID-19 remains a significant challenge in the City, particularly given the highly contagious delta variant and the spreading omicron variant….Experts are predicting a steep rise in cases this winter. This proof of vaccination effort is designed to increase the vaccination rate in Oakland, decrease the likelihood of someone who has contracted COVID-19 from entering these establishments and importantly, reduce the spread of COVID-19 at these same establishments.”

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