General Plan Update
- The General Plan was last updated in 2010 and contains elements on open space preservation, energy efficient housing, reducing waste and making the city more accessible to public transit.
Climate Action Planning
- Joined ICLEI‘s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.
- Their Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact review contains an element on Climate impacts of the plan and their mitigation.
- Completed community wide and local government Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories in 2010 and updated it in 2013.
- Participant of East Bay Energy Watch.
- Participants of Climate Smart Program 2008
- Oakley’s City Hall is retrofitted with recycled building materials, waterless urinals, energy efficient HVAC systems and low to no VOC paint.
- Oakley won an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to install approximately 300 LED streetlights.
- Oakley has reduced Permit Fees by 50% for Energy Conserving Permits for more efficient water heaters, skylights, dual pane window installations and HVAC change outs.
- Working on installing energy efficiency components in facilities and parks.
- Offers residents free curbside motor oil pick up.
- Offers residents recycling and biweekly yard waste collection options along with regular garbage pickup and also provides two free on-call clean ups.
- Oakley implemented an environmentally preferable purchasing policy that looks to use energy efficient products.
- Offering compost bins at discounted prices to Oakley residents that attend workshops.
- Residents can dispose of their hazardous waste products safely at the Delta Diablo Sanitation Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
- Residents can dispose of fats, oils and grease safely through Ironhouse Sanitary District’s F.O.G. Program.
- Oakley uses mulching lawnmowers and water efficient landscaping practices in parks.
- Offers residents methods of water conservation.
- Oakley works with other regulatory agencies to control sources of pollution from entering water sources.
- Oakley is installing energy efficiency components in irrigation systems to reduce water usage.
- Oakley’s Plaza fountain recycles water and has an automatic flow and shut off that kicks in during period of high wind to avoid loss of water.
- City hall provides bike racks and showers to encourage bike commuting by employees.
- The City added one hybrid vehicle and is looking to add more to its vehicle fleet.
- Oakley offers public transportation connections such as the Tri Delta Transit system and BART.
- Oakley is developing a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program to make neighborhoods more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly.
- The City is part of the Spare the Air Program 2000
- Working to develop a City of Oakley Comprehensive Trail Plan and would give preference to developers whose designs respect the trails and open space.
- Looking to create new wildlife habitat areas in proper locations to serve multi-purpose of preservation and recreation.
- Partnered with the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy to implement a habitat conservation plan in order to save endangered species.
- Oakley participates in Earth Day and promotes the local Marsh Creek Clean Up activities.
- Oakley is an Association of Bay Area Governments member.
City of Oakley Website
Last updated June 2014