Oakley, California

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Coordinates: 37°59′51″N 121°42′45″W / 37.9975°N 121.7125°W / 37.9975; -121.7125

Oakley is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 33,250 at the 2006 Demographics Report as produced by the City. However, there have been population increases since the report was compiled. Oakley is part of the East Contra Costa Bicycle Plan, which has existing facilities in Oakley as well as plans for further expansion.[1]

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Geography and environment

The Oakley areas offers access to the Delta de Anza Regional Trail.[2] According to reports provided by CNN[3] Oakley experiences 21.16 inches of annual rainfall with high temperature in July of 96.0 F and low temperature in January of 40.0 F. Oakley experiences 52% clear days throughout the year.

The City of Oakley is located in the eastern region of Contra Costa County and is within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Oakley’s west border is situated at the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 160, which provide access to San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and the Central Valley. To the east is the city of Brentwood and the Central Valley. Oakley is a Delta community with the San Joaquin River on the northern border. The southwestern skyline is dominated by Mt. Diablo. This isolated 3,849 feet peak is visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area and much of northern California.

Government

The City of Oakley is a General-Law City, as opposed to a Charter City, formed under State legislative statutes and governed by a body of laws in the State Constitution. As of July 1, 2008, there are 479 cities in California, 372 general law cities and 107 charter cities. Of the 19 cities in Contra Costa County, Richmond and San Ramon are the only cities with a charter. Only 147 of the cities in California elevate the position of mayor to a public electable position. In Contra Costa County, Antioch, Brentwood, Martinez, San Ramon and Richmond are the only cities that have chosen this route.

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