The North Hills Community Association focuses on public safety including emergency preparedness and fire safety.

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Public Safety News & Notes

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 […]

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

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 […]

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=

“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 […]

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 […]

Fire Prevention Resources

Oakland Firesafe Council – a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire prevention tips and outreach to Oakland residents living in the wildland urban interface of the Oakland Hills. Specific information on landscaping in the fire zone, what do to on Red Flag Days and more. http://www.oaklandfiresafecouncil.org Diablo Firesafe Council – a regional 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire […]

How to Report a Crime

If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911 (on cell phones: 777-3211) Gun Tip Line: (510) 535-GUNS or (510) 535-4867 (tips may be made anonymously) Homicide Tip Line: (510) 238-7950 (tips may be made anonymously) For certain types of crime, you can go to: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/scr/index.htm Under, file a report, select, then file. Open the Citizen Crime Report (“Police Report”). The online system allows you to get anOriginal Report Number (police […]

How to Stay Safe

The Oakland Police Department is committed to reducing crime and serving the community through fair, quality policing. Here are some tips on staying safe: Personal Safety… Do you have a plan? http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/agenda/dowd005815.pdf Neighborhood Watch: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/NSD/s/NW/DOWD001097 Take a Home Security Survey: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/form/oak022309.pdf Identity Theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov/

Emergency Preparedness

For tips on preparedness go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org Earthquake Preparedness Making an Emergency Kit Communication Trainings Oakland Radio Communications Association (ORCA) – Oakland’s Amateur Ham Radio Club provides trainings and exercises to keep you up to speed. (http://www.ww6or.com) ARES/RACES – is the emergency arm of the Amateur Radio Service. They provide training and support in Oakland during a disaster. […]

Revised Vegetation Management Plan Issued November 1st

The new draft Vegetation Management Plan for Oakland has just been made public. The draft plan (42K KB) can be downloaded at this link, which can be found on this page:  https://oaklandvegmanagement.org/   There will be a meeting on November 20th regarding the Environmental Impact Report, see below for more information: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN […]

Garden Volunteer Work Day

When:  Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Garden (Tunnel Rd & Hiller Dr) What: Weeding, Planting & Mulching – Rain or Shine! Please RSVP: hillaryconlon@gmail.com Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]

Public Safety Meeting “Power Outages: Lessons Learned”

North Hills Community Association Quarterly Public Safety Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Where: Montclair First Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland This will not be about PG&E!   This will be about helping ourselves, our community, our neighbors! Did we have any OPD issues during the Power Outages?  OPD crime report […]

PG&E Public Safety Shut-Off Program

Facts at a Glance Since its inception as a community response to the 1991 firestorm, the North Hills Phoenix Association worked to provide opportunities for residents of the North Oakland hills area to learn from one another and to work for the common good.  Substantial improvements have been made in the Oakland Fire Department’s vegetation […]