Code Compliance: How to file a complaint

Blight, Dumping, Construction Site and Contractor Problems The City of Oakland’s ‘crime and grime’ efforts have put a priority on responding to complaints and tips about illegal dumping, blight, abandoned construction sites or contractors operating unsafely or illegally. Here is the number to call: For construction site blight (trash or debris at a private property […]

“Can’t Stop the Fire”

A presentation and Study by UC Berkeley Students under the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley was made- an excellent job they did! (The Blum Center addresses local economic and social inequities in UC Berkeley’s own backyard -which includes Oakland). As part of the student’s presentation on solutions these students the following presentations […]

Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Gardens Volunteer Work Day

Hillary Conlon, NHCA Garden Chair, along with Garden Committee Members, Gordon and Sue Piper, managed these incredible volunteers of the World Mission Society Church of God, who spent Sunday, May 26, 2019, working on the Gateway Garden and Gateway Extension Garden to remove fire prone weeds and brush. These volunteers have committed to complete 1000 Hours […]

City of Oakland Public Works Committee Meeting April 23

Paving Plan for Oakland Item # 7 on Publc Works Agenda Subject: 3Y Paving Plan From: Transportation Department Recommendation: Adopt The Following Pieces Of Legislation; 1) A Resolution Establishing A Three Year Prioritization Plan For The City Of Oakland’s Complete Streets Paving Program (2019-2021); And FOLLOW LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3918652&GUID=B4EE83A0-2417-4AAB-8DD8-42AF195DEAA8&Options=&Search=

North Hills Gardens

As of January 2018, the responsibility for the preservation and care of both the Firestorm Memorial Garden and the Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center will fall to the North Hills Community Association. Since these gardens are not just oases of beauty, but of education essential to the safety of the North Hills neighborhood, our new […]

City of Oakland Public Works Committee Meeting February 28, 2019

7 p.m.  Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland Quarterly Crime Report – the OPD will discuss the current quarter crime statistics. Mental Health on the Streets: OPD Officer James Garcia will speak about the OPD’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), what they do and why. Fire Insurance challenges: United Policyholders Sandy Watts will speak about fire insurance issues and […]

PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program

Extreme weather events driven by climate change are causing unprecedented and unanticipated wildfires. Our Community Wildfire Safety Program will help reduce wildfire threats and strengthen our communities for the future. PG&E’s San Ramon Regional Workshop on September 13, 2018 covered many topics. PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program-San Ramon Workshop

Report from the August 26, 2017 Public Safety Meeting

The City of Oakland’s new director of transportation, Ryan Russo (238-2967 rrusso@oaklandnet.com) spoke.   The Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to build a staff of 360.  Most staff are being transferred to the DOT from Public Works and other units in the city.  The DOT is responsible for lights, signs, crosswalks, curbs, sidewalks, parking meters and the […]

Claremont Hotel Plans

As a public service, NHCA is providing links to resources and articles around the proposed expansion and development plans for the Claremont Hotel.  Click on any of the items below. NEWS REPORTS  Project as submitted to the City of Oakland Socketsite.com article from November 30, 2016 Berkeley Daily Planet from July 1, 2016 WEBSITES Neighbors […]

Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC)

Overview In 2005, NHCA joined a coalition of neighborhood groups that worked to ensure construction of the Caldecott Tunnel’s fourth bore was done with the least negative impact and with appropriate mitigations and improvements that are socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial for the entire community. Caltrans opened the new bore to traffic in November 2013 […]

Alta Bates Summit Hospital Closing

Links to information about the planned closure of Alta Bates Hospital City of Berkeley assessment of the proposed closure of Alta Bates SF Chronicle article describing planned closure Website of opponents of planned closure