In this issue: COVID-19 Cases Surging, City of Oakland Budget, COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, Spend. Stay. Love. Campaign, OPD Safety Tips, Financial Assistance for Unemployed Residents, Lake Merritt Bikeway Improvement
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December 11, 2020
In this issue: COVID-19 Cases Surging, COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, City of Oakland Budget, Spend. Stay. Love. Campaign, OPD Safety Tips, Financial Assistance for Unemployed Residents, Lake Merritt Bikeway Improvement, Upcoming Meetings & Events, Job Opportunities
COVID-19 Cases Surging
The Alameda County Public Health Department warns that rising hospitalization rates across the region threaten not only our community members with severe COVID-19, but anyone who might need care because of a heart attack, accident, stroke, or other critical health need. Three Oakland ZIP codes have the highest case rates in the County. Acting together now we will have the greatest impact on the surge and save lives. Keep your family safe by avoiding even small gatherings outside of your household and not traveling. We can do this! #StayAtHome
Get exposure notifications on your phone with CA Notify
CA Notify lets you know if you might have been exposed to COVID-19 while preserving your privacy. Once you activate CA Notify, it does all the work. All you do is keep your Bluetooth on. You will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Your privacy is protected as your identity is not known and your location is not tracked.
City of Oakland Faces Possible $62M Shortfall
The Oakland City Council’s Finance & Management Committee heard a report from City staff on Tuesday that contains a stark warning: without timely action to curb spending and bring expenditures in line with projected revenues, the City of Oakland could face a $62 million shortfall by the end of this fiscal year on June 30.

The informational report details the financial results of the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year (through June 30, 2020) and projects General Fund revenues and expenditures for the current fiscal year 2020-21 based on first quarter trends. The report does not address projections for the next two-year budget cycle (FY 2021-23), which will be presented in early 2021.
Love Oakland? Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
The Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland holiday season campaign encourages Oakland residents and visitors to put their money where their hearts are by shopping locally, both online and in-person. This theme aims to capture the immense pride and affinity residents have for Oakland. To inspire shoppers, small business directories, online shopping options and fun events are posted at
OPD Safety Tips
While the Oakland Police Department has seen an 18% decrease in robberies across the city this year, over the last three weeks, there has been a recent surge in robberies citywide. Investigations show Sunday appears to be the peak day for this criminal activity.

Our investigators have identified several trends where multiple suspects target individuals walking to and from their vehicles or homes.

  • Beware of your surroundings.
  • Don’t be distracted by your electronic devices.
  • Be especially alert when entering and exiting your vehicle.
  • Remember to lock your car door after entering your vehicle.
  • Don’t carry all your credit cards and cash in your purse or wallet.
Financial assistance for eligible unemployed Oaklanders impacted by COVID-19
Did you lose your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for a $400 or $800 grant. Apply by December 15. Funds are paid directly to vendors or landlords. Financial support and services are provided through our America's Job Centers of California partners.

  • Lao Family Community Development (East): 510-328-4505 - English, Español, 廣東話, 普通話, ဗမာ
  • Oakland Private Industry Council (Lakeside & West): 510-858-6742 - English, Español
  • The Unity Council (Central): 510-535-6944 - English, Español, Mam
Get Involved
Lake Merritt Bikeways Improvements Project
Do you live close to (or frequently use) Lakeside Dr or Lake Merritt Blvd? Take a survey about the upcoming Lake Merritt Bikeway Improvements Project!
Featured Meetings & Events

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