The City of Oakland is a dynamic, progressive, high-energy city in the heart of the Bay Area where 21st century challenges are tackled with cutting-edge approaches. We are driven to center equity in everything we do; by working together to eliminate disparities, we can create a community where everyone can thrive, regardless of their race or where they live.
Oakland is a vibrant city with 50 distinct and eclectic neighborhoods, 17 commercial districts, a progressive downtown, and exceptional cultural and recreational amenities. With an estimated population of 420,183, Oakland is the eighth largest city in California; with a $2 billion annual budget and 4,500 employees, it serves as the administrative hub of Alameda County and the center of commerce and international trade for the Bay Area region. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, with more than 125 languages and dialects spoken.
The City is a regional hub for multicultural arts and boasts one of the largest visual and performing arts communities on the West Coast. In addition to its abundant natural beauty, rich history, and lively multi-cultural neighborhoods, Oakland is a dynamic hub of innovation and visionary thinkers. The City of Oakland is home to creative, civic-minded, and tech-savvy residents, businesses, and community partners.