In this issue: COVID-19 Update, Howard Terminal, #OPLSummer, Reimagining the Right of Way, We're Hiring, Upcoming Meetings & Events
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May 28, 2021
Alameda County COVID-19 Update
California’s Beyond the Blueprint Guidance reminds us that highly-effective and safe COVD-19 vaccines are making it safer for us to reopen. We remind residents and businesses to continue to wear a mask, keep your distance and operate under the State’s restrictions for Orange Tier counties per the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which remains in place until June 15.

If you aren’t vaccinated yet or haven’t completed your vaccination series, we strongly encourage you to drop into one of Alameda County's community based sites or make an appointment to protect yourself from COVID-19.

California now offers in-home vaccinations and free transportation to vaccine appointments. Visit or call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule your appointment today.
City of Oakland Urges Alameda County to Join Regional Collaboration on the Waterfront Ballpark District at Howard Terminal
This week, the City of Oakland reached out to our partners at Alameda County requesting that they join a regional collaboration to realize a bold vision for our joint future – the Waterfront Ballpark District at Howard Terminal. This completely new urban neighborhood will keep the A’s “rooted in Oakland” – and Alameda County – for years to come, while also preserving our working waterfront, creating over 18 acres of new, publicly-accessible waterfront parks, and 3,000 units of critically-needed new housing units for the region

In the letter to the County Administrator sent on Monday and forwarded to the full Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the City of Oakland asked the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to “opt in” to an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) that would cover the waterfront ballpark site. The County’s share of the property tax generated by the ballpark and related development would match the City’s and would help fund critical infrastructure needs, parks, open space, and much-needed affordable housing.

#OPLSummer begins Saturday, May 29, 2021
OPL’s Kids summer programming kicks off on Saturday, May 29 at 10:30 with a Family Dance Party aka “Baby Rave” hosted by Bay Area Children's Theater and also kicks off the first day to register on Beanstack for summer reading - paper logs are available at your local library and can be downloaded from the Kids’ Summer Reading page.

This summer we invite you to:

  • READ every day. Themed booklists are available in Beanstack or ask your librarian for recommendations.
  • WATCH virtual programs Saturdays at 10:30 am which will include music, storytime, and bats!
  • DO something with your hands. Join us for hands-on learning Thursdays at 4 pm and Family Yoga with Misty Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
Reimagining the Right of Way to Support an Equitable Community Recovery
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Oakland launched several innovative programs to maintain the health of its public while enabling public space to be used for businesses and safe gatherings. The Department of Transportation will partner with a FUSE Executive Fellow for one year to reimagine and institutionalize these right-of-way initiatives, moving them from emergency response vehicles to platforms that spur equitable recovery and support community cohesion post-pandemic.

Oakland is partnering with FUSE Corps to recruit an equity-minded leader to advance this effort.

We're Hiring
Check out these job opportunities with the City of Oakland!

· Human Resource Operations Technician
· Street Sweeper Operator
· Spatial Data Analyst III
· Parking Enforcement Supervisor I
· Lifeguard, Part-Time
· Permit Technician I (closes 5/28)
· Assistant Rent Adjustment Program Manager (closes 5/28)
· Police Communications Operator Dispatcher

To learn more about these exciting opportunities, and to see all available job postings, please visit

Get the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

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