Open Budget: Oakland takes current and past budget data published by the City of Oakland and sums up the information in easy-to-read charts. We want to help people look at the city's budget themselves. To learn more, check out the Open Budget: Oakland API.
We have a suite of data viewing tools to help you understand Oakland's budget.
Get a bird's eye view of the big picture for a single year: where money comes from, and where it goes.
Put two budgets head-to-head. How much did the budget grow or shrink? How are cuts and increases distributed across spending categories? How did revenue sources change?
Drill down into detailed spending and revenue data for each department and fund for a single year.
Orient yourself within the two-year cycle of Oakland's budget process.
The Mayor's Office released the proposed policy budget for the upcoming 2-year budget cycle on May 7, 2021. Follow the link to dive in.
Town halls are being scheduled now; register for your district or ask your councilmember.
Register for District 2's Budget Town Hall on May 12th at 4:30pm in Lincoln Square Park, 11th & Alice Street, Chinatown.
Register for District 4's Budget Listening Tour with the City Finance Department on May 13th at 5:30pm (on Zoom).
District 6 will have a budget town hall on May 15th at 10am, location TBD.
The City Council voted to create The Re-imagining Public Safety Task Force on July 28, 2020. The task force will look at how money might be spent helping and healing people in trouble instead of citing them.