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Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

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City Attorney Barbara J. Parker is a strong supporter of open government and of ensuring that the City of Oakland is accountable to the public, including to members of the media. 

Press Contact: mediainquiries@oaklandcityattorney.org

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City Attorney Barbara J. Parker periodically weighs in on legal matters of interest to the public. Op-eds, speeches, and other commentary are available here.

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Quarterly Newsletter

Latest Updates for the City of Oakland

December 2023 Newsletter
Looking Back on More Than Twelve Years of Serving as Oakland’s City Attorney; Recent Legal Highlights; City Attorney Team Spotlight: Executive Assistant Jamie Smith

August 2023 Newsletter
Civil Protection of the People of Oakland Ordinance; Divesting Public Pension Funds from Fossil Fuel Investments; Advocating for Oaklanders: People of the State of California and City of Oakland v. One Rose of Unity, LLC; and Administrative Hearing Officer’s Decision imposing more than $200,000 in penalties against Suprema Meat Co. for failure to abate public nuisances; OCA Spotlight: Meet Chief Operations Officer Dara Wiseman

May 2023 Newsletter
Highlights from our affirmative litigation team; Oakland’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium protects tenants’ housing; State approves Oakland’s Housing Element; OCA Spotlight: Meet Chief Assistant City Attorney Maria Bee.