Annual Report from the Prosecution and Public Rights Unit

Published on February 07, 2022


The Prosecution and Public Rights Unit of the Alameda City Attorney’s Office, having completed its first full year of operations following the voters’ authorization of its work in the November 2020 general election, has issued its first annual report

The Unit represents the People of the State of California in misdemeanor criminal matters, enforces fair housing and consumer protection laws, and provides community education on the above topics. City prosecutors are dedicated to promoting and improving public safety and the quality of life in Alameda through the fair, compassionate, and effective administration of justice.

In 2021, the Unit reviewed a total of 454 cases, compared to 220 cases in 2020. The types of cases include crimes against persons, such as domestic violence and child abuse, crimes against property such as hit-and-run and theft, and crimes against the state such as driving under the influence and violating court orders. As of January 2022, 111 cases have been resolved and 154 cases remain active. 

The Unit also presented its first annual Fair Housing Workshop for the benefit of both landlords and tenants in Alameda and published a number of housing/consumer education articles in local newspapers. In 2022, the Unit looks forward to launching its housing mediation program, which seeks to further enhance housing stability in Alameda by bringing together landlords and tenants, and expanding its capacities and expertise in prosecuting domestic violence cases, elder abuse cases, and sex offense cases. 

For more information, please contact the Prosecution and Public Rights Unit at 510-747-4772 or email

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