Oakland city officials announce closures during holidays

OAKLAND (BCN) —¬†Many city of Oakland services will be affected by the holidays, city officials said.

The city’s administrative offices will be closed on both today and New Year’s Day. But city officials said that although administrative employees will be out of the office on those days, if a situation arises that requires more staffing the city has a plan in place to call in additional resources.

They also said police, fire and emergency services won’t be affected during the holidays.

In a piece of good news for city residents, today and New Year’s Day are parking holidays during which motorists don’t need to pay for parking at city meters.

And this Saturday, December 26, is part of the free holiday parking program so motorists can park for free, up to the time limits posted, at city meters and multi-space parking kiosks.
Selected city-owned lots and garages are also offering free parking.

The city’s public works agency said no street sweeping will occur today and New Year’s Day and if there are emergencies such as sewer overflows, traffic signal outages, fallen trees and major flooding conditions residents should call the public works call center at (510) 615-5566 and press 0 for an emergency standby crew.

Library officials said the main public library and all branches will be closed today and New Year’s Day but all library locations will be open on Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Oakland Animal Shelter will be closed today and New Year’s Day. People who find stray animals and can’t hold them when the shelter is closed should call (510) 777-3333 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the two holidays to be put in touch with a shelter representative. Visitors will have access to the city’s parks but gates and restrooms will be closed and staff won’t be present at sites and Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed today and New Year’s Day.

Oakland’s senior centers will be closed today and New Year’s Day as will all Head Start and Early Head Start program sites.The Broadway Shuttle bus service won’t operate today or New Year’s

The Broadway Shuttle bus service won’t operate today or New Year’s Day.

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