San Antonio Neighborhood

District 2 Updates for San Antonio, Highland Park, Highland Terrace, East Peralta, Brooklyn Basin

Updates & Current Events

May Update —

  • Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 10:30am to 12:00 noon on E. 15th St. & 18th Ave. The meeting is for residents of East 15th Street from 14th Avenue to 23rd Avenue, and the cross streets that intersect East 15th along that stretch. Come and learn about the updates to traffic and other safety interventions. See the flyer above for more information.
  • Sunday May, 14, 2023 at 10:30AM Join TRYBE in celebrating the special mother figures in your life at Beloved: Mother’s Day! Event is free for all. See the flyer above for more information.
  • With the multiple instances of violence in the past week, our office is dedicated to pointing residents towards resources that can support them in addressing issues, and raising the overall safety of the community. Please utilize the resources below to report specific issues to appropriate City departments:
    • OAK311: Send requests to the city for routine maintenance and urgent infrastructure issues, i.e. potholes, abandoned vehicles, illegal dumping. If the requests is not addressed, follow up with our staff via email and share the Service Request Number in your confirmation so we can ask 311 staff to address the issue.
    • Homelessness: Report encampments, cleaning needs, and other issues related to our unhoused community.
      • Email – you will be asked to provide information, including location, types of vehicles if any, description of conditions, photos.
    • MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland): MACRO teams in the Fire Department respond to calls about homelessness, some behavioral or mental health calls, noise complaints, and people appearing drunk (and nonviolent) in public. MACRO units do not respond inside anyone's home, a domestic violence call, or anything that appears dangerous or violent.
      • Call 911 to get a MACRO unit to respond, and in an effort to aid the dispatcher, the caller can stress that the situation appears to be non-violent and that a MACRO unit is desired, OR EMAIL, Subject: "Request for Service @ Address/Location + Call/Incident Type," Body: Description of Incident, any relevant history and if possible, a picture.
    • Public Safety: Join a Neighborhood Council meeting in your area to connect with neighbors, city staff, and OPD Community Resource Officers designated to serve your area. Build connections and find solutions together.
      • Emergency 911: Call 510-777-3211 if calling from a cell phone
      • OPD Non-Emergency: 510-777-3333
      • Oakland Fire Dept Non-Emergency: 510-444-3322
      • Drug Tip Line: 510-238-3784
      • Human Trafficking Anonymous Tip Line: 510-238-2373
    • Traffic Safety Request Program: Check out OakDOT’s processes on submitting requests for improvements such as speed bumps, traffic signs, etc.

    • Paving: See the city’s 2022-27 5-Year Paving Plan and the results of the 2019-22 3-Year Paving Plan. You can find streets that have been paved, upcoming paving and timing.

    • Housing Resources: Get in touch with the City’s Rent Adjustment Program to access resources for tenants and property owners, including for housing counselors, navigating evictions, appeals, fees, etc. Connect with the City’s Housing Resource Center, a one-stop shop for information on City-funded housing services including listings for emergency shelters, transitional and affordable housing, foreclosure prevention: (510) 238-6182,

    • Sideshows: Report to with as much specific info as possible, including location, day, time, how many cars, license plates, number of spectators, any firearm activity, and social media posts. Learn more about top sideshow hotspots and OPD / OakDOT’s pilot prevention program.

April Update —

  • Safety Intervention — E. 15th Traffic Diverters, Traffic Signage, Safety Patrol: At the request of the community and as part of our holistic strategy to address human trafficking, OakDOT installed traffic diverters along the E. 15th corridor at three intersections on February 25th, 2023. Designed to disrupt cruising on this residential street that also has a school and nearby park, these traffic diverters are a pilot project that uses environmental design to prevent crime. Our holistic strategy also includes: supporting the victims and survivors of sex trafficking with outreach and services, conducting police operations targeting exploiters, and collaborating with other government and community partners. I feel hopeful that we will achieve our vision of a San Antonio neighborhood where our park is activated for our children and families with expanded programming and events, where our neighbors on E 15th St. are able to walk without seeing sexual exploitation or experiencing gun violence, and where our unhoused neighbors have dignified housing and the care that they need.

  • Outreach & Community Engagement: Multiple City of Oakland Departments, the District 2 Office, and Community Partners worked together to do community outreach two weeks before the installation of the traffic diverters by door knocking the neighborhood. During that time, we had multiple residents express an interest in the educational opportunity that had been created for residents to learn more about the issues of Human and Sex Trafficking, and the resources to support themselves and their community. The opportunity, which was a training led by Nola Brantley, outlined the different resources available to residents, how to engage with those resources, and a visioning session for other community-centered solutions that can be added to the neighborhood. Stay tuned for more community education opportunities.

  • San Antonio Park Playground & San Antonio Park Feasibility Study for a Community Library & Resilience Center:

    Thank you to the Friends of San Antonio Park for your incredible work and partnership to envision the future of San Antonio Park for our families. In Oakland’s upcoming two-year budget, I am proud to support and advocate for our shared vision in my Budget Priorities:

    • Supporting the community vision from the community-led master planning process with a feasibility study of constructing a Community Library & Resilience Center in or adjacent to San Antonio Park, with the Oakland Library serving as the anchor agency for the development of the building plan.
    • Supporting the community’s short-term priority to renovate San Antonio Park playground, which Alameda County has allocated $100,000 towards.


Community Organizations Other Resources

Greater San Antonio Neighborhood Council (Beats 18XY & 19X): Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of odd months at 6:30pm via Zoom. For more information, please contact Oakland Neighborhood Services Coordinator Lisa Jue at

Department of Violence Prevention - Gender Based Violence Response: See these resources that support people experiencing family/domestic violence and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Oakland’s gender based violence response aims to help survivors meet their immediate safety needs and provides resources that aid them in their journey towards healing and stability.

Human Trafficking Resource Card: See these resources from multiple organizations about human trafficking. Compiled by OPD.


For questions, please contact Eric Adams at