City Resources


Alameda County is governed by a Board of Supervisors. They meet at the County of Alameda Administration Building in Oakland, at 9 a.m. for closed sessions and 10 a.m. for open session. Their duties are as follows:

  • Appoint most County officers and employees, except elected officials
  • Provide for the compensation of all County officials and employees
  • Create officers, boards, and commissions as needed, appointing the members and fixing the terms of office
  • Award all contracts for public works.
  • Adopt an annual budget.
  • Provide, publish, and enforce a complete code of rules prescribing the duties and the systems of office and management, accounts, and reports for each County department.
  • Have an annual audit made of all County accounts, books, and records.
  • Supervise the operations of departments and exercise executive and administrative authority throughout County government.
  • Serve as appellate body for employee grievances, planning and zoning.

District 1 Scott Haggerty, President

District 2, Gail Steele

District 3, Alice Lai-Bitker, Vice-President

District 4, Nate Miley

District 5, Keith Carson

 

District office phone numbers:

District 1: (510) 272-6691
District 2: (510) 272-6692
District 3: (510) 272-6693
District 4: (510) 272-6694
District 5: (510) 272-6695

                                                    

Oakland City Council members and contact information :

 

Jane Brunner, District 1 (510)238-7001

Patricia Kernighan, District 2 (510) 238-7002

Nancy Nadel, District 3 (510) 238-7002             

Jean Quan District 4 (510) 238-7004

Ignacio De La Fuente, District 5 (510) 238-7005

Desley Brooks, District 6 (510) 238-7006

Larry Reid, District 7 (510) 238-7007

Henry Chang, At Large

Mayor Ron Dellums

(510) 238-3141

Press Officer: Paul Rose, Communications Director, (510) 238-7914

Michael Hunt, Deputy Communications Director, (510) 238-7413

 

Over the last year, there’s been a long list of praise and criticism for Mayor Dellums. Some particularly polarizing topics are:

Violence: Dellums has been criticized for not doing enough about increasing violence in Oakland. On Sept. 15 he announced a program that will put 25 peace workers on the streets in the most violent areas.  

Work Ethic: Dellums has been accused of being a lazy mayor. The Novo Metro blog requested he post his daily calendar online to show what he does with time. Dellums has yet to do so.

 

Police Force: Dellums was also criticized for saying he doesn’t plan on increasing the number of Oakland police officers, despite the fact that Oakland’s force of nearly 740 officers is roughly half the size of cities of comparable size. See SFGate interview.

 

The California State Senator for Oakland is Don Perata, who is Senate President pro Tem.

Contact information:

 

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office
1515 Clay Street, #2202
Oakland, CA 94612

Press Office
State Capitol, Room 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Assemblymember is Sandré Swanson.

Contact information:

Capitol Office

State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0016
Tel: (916) 319-2016
Fax: (916) 319-2116

District Office

1515 Clay Street
Suite 2204
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 286-1670
Fax: (510) 286-1888

Most of Oakland is represented in the US House of Representatives by Barbara Lee, for the 9th District. Pete Stark represents the 13th District, including the Port of Oakland.

Oakland is policed by the Oakland Police Department, BART Police, and the California Highway Patrol.

Oakland Police Department
455 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Public Information Officer R.Holmgren
Phone: 510.777.7230
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Thomas J. Orloff is the Alameda County D.A.

His office is at:

1225 Fallon Street, Room 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 272-6222
FAX: (510) 271-5157

Oakland-Piedmont-Emeryville-Berkeley Branch
Oakland Courthouse
661 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 268-7500
FAX: (510) 839-0391
Branch Head: Norbert Chu

Bay Cities Bible College
318 27th St, Oakland, CA – (510) 268-8060

Cal State University East Bay, Continuing Education
1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA – (510) 885-3605

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7700 Edgewater Dr # 816, Oakland, CA – (510) 636-2424
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