City's Role in Service Provision

FY 2021-23 Proposed Policy Budget

The City of Oakland is one of many government entities serving the residents of Oakland, California. Understanding which services are provided by the City, and which are provided by other entities is helpful before engaging in a more in-depth analysis of City services and fiscal position.



Services Provided to Residents of Oakland by Service Provider

The following tables summarize the services provided by various government entities serving the residents of Oakland, California. In some cases, services are provided collaboratively by multiple government agencies; in those instances, the primary service provider is listed.

  • Police Protection
  • Fire Suppression
  • Recreation Programs
  • Oakland Public Libraries
  • Violence Prevention Services
  • Planning & Building
  • Economic Development
  • Head Start
  • Senior Center & Services
  • KTOP (local gov't cable channel)
  • Housing
  • Development & Referral Services
  • Rent Arbitration
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Children & Youth Services
  • Parking Management
  • Sewers & Storm Drains
  • Transportation Planning
  • Street & Sidewalk Maintenance
  • Parks Trees & Public Spaces
  • Street Lights & Traffic Signals
  • Recycling and Solid Waste
  • Workforce & Job Training

  • Courts of Law
  • Jails & Juvenile Hall
  • Coroner & Medical Examiner
  • Probation
  • Registrar of Voters
  • Property Tax Collection
  • Public Defender
  • District Attorney
  • MediCal (Medicaid)
  • CalFresh (Food Stamps)
  • CalWORKs (TANF)
  • Health Programs
  • Public Health Services
  • Child Support & Protection
  • Mental Health Services
  • Emergency

Other Agencies

The Oakland Unified School District

  • K-12 Schools
  • Adult Education
  • Charter Schools

The Peralta Community Colleges

  • Laney Community College
  • Merritt Community College

East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD)

  • Provision of Drinking Water
  • Treatment of Wastewater
  • Public Spaces near reservoirs

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit (AC Transit)

  • Bus Transportation

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

  • Commuter Rail

East Bay Regional Park District

  • Operations of Regional Parks

Estimated Funds Expended in Oakland by Local Government Service Providers