News & Media

Trash illegally dumped onto the the streets of Oakland is among the city’s biggest challenges, leaders say, and so combat that, the Department of Public Works is proposing to spend nearly $500,000 on litter police, bringing back a program that was disbanded about eight years ago.

“Many community organizations have made illegal dumping their top priority in 2018,” Public Works Director Jason Mitchell wrote to the committee, recommending that the council will eventually finance the proposal. “Illegal dumping inflicts a grave economic and environmental injustice on Oakland residents.”

Read more here