Archive May 2022

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Oakland City Council Unanimously Places Final, Unified Progressive Business Tax on November Ballot

At a Special City Council meeting on Thursday, May 26, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to place a measure on the November ballot to establish a progressive business tax structure in which businesses that make more, pay more. Voters will consider the proposal – first introduced and led over the last two years by Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Fife, Thao, and Kalb – to modernize Oakland’s outdated business tax structure (last updated in 2005), which would raise nearly $22M annually in new general fund revenue to strengthen critical city services to address homelessness and keep our streets clean and safe.

See Council President Bas’ summary presentation today to learn more about the measure.

Get at-home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests.


Bike to Work Day 2022


Bike to Work or Wherever this Friday!

Bike to Wherever Day 2022 is Friday, May 20! It’s the Bay Area’s biggest day for bicycling. Pledge to ride to get all the details, find your nearest energizer station, and get ready for the big day!

City of Oakland's 170th Birthday Celebration

Come and celebrate Oakland's 170th Birthday!  Local speakers will welcome the crowd.  Enjoy the sounds of Oakland-based Atta Kid from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., provided by Oakland Central and AMP Oakland.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(in front of historic City Hall)