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.
For information about Oakland Schools' budget, please visit Open OUSD.
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.
On June 24, ammendments to the Mayor's proposed budget for 2021-2023 were adopted by the Oakland City Council. While the Police Department saw a modest increase in funding over the last (2019-2021) budget, spending on the Department of Violence Prevention will triple and the Fire Department's MACRO program will also enjoy greater support, according to reporting by the Post News Group. We at Open Budget: Oakland will update our charts when details are made available.
The Mayor's Office released the proposed policy budget for the upcoming 2-year budget cycle on May 7, 2021. An independent analysis of the proposed budget by Harvey M. Rose Associates was comissioned by the City Council and presented a few weeks later.