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Tell Oakland Planning Commissioners: DAYLIGHT the Creek

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  • BRUCE DOUGLAS
    ... 5 ... that ... sure ... proposed ... Lighty
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2007
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       > Dear Friends of Temescal Creek and Neighbors,
       
      > We have a rare and exciting opportunity to weigh in on the possible
      > daylighting of Temescal Creek at the design review of the
      > Global/Hauser/"Creekside" proposal scheduled tomorrow, Wednesday, at
      5
      > pm at City Hall.
      >
      > This won't be our final chance to speak on this massive massive
      > massive oversized proposal, but getting things into the record is
      > good. ALSO, the planner himself, in a rare move, has recommended to
      > the commission at the end of the staff report on the proposal that
      > they listen to the community. (He didn't have to say that.)
      > Furthermore, he has given 2 options for daylighting the creek at
      that
      > site (which some in the area have been working on doing for YEARS),
      > which options, if taken, would significantly scale back the proposed
      > 115-unit (mostly 305 sq ft $385,000 per
      unit) building.
      >
      > I hope some of you will:
      > 1) Come to the meeting and voice your concerns
      > 2) Write to the commissioners -- contact info included below. Be
      sure
      > to refer to the proposal file number: CMDV07-064 when you write.
      > (It's also called, ironically at this point given its current
      proposed
      > "commemoration" of the creek "element," -- "The Creekside."
      >
      > For a picture of the Hauser proposal, email Virginia at
      > temescalneighbors@... (it takes up a lot of room -- even in
      > email 118 KB.) To read the staff report, go to
      > http://oaklandnet.com/government/ceda/revised/planningzoning/

      >
      Commission/CMDV07064DRCReport42507.pdf
      >
      > The three alternatives regarding Temescal Creek that planner Darin
      > Raneletti suggests, are:
      >
      > 1. Full daylighting of the creek
      > 2. Daylighting creek in an open modified culvert
      > 3. Locating building on the site away from the top of the closed
      > culvert
      >
      > A longtime advocate for daylighting recommends a vote for #2
      > (daylighting in an open modified culvert), with the goal of bringing
      > about #1 (full daylighting) in the future.
      >
      > This is a rare and exciting possibility that we have now as a
      > community to come together to bring about the return of a unique
      > natural feature and neighborhood asset.
      > commissioner emails and other contact info in handy format below:
      > Douglas Boxer <dboxer@...>, Michael Colbruno
      > <michaelcolbruno@...>, Paul Garrison
      > < pegesq@...>, Suzie W Lee <suzie@...>, Michael
      Lighty
      > < mlighty@...>, Madeleine Zayas-Mart <mzm@...>, Anne
      > Mudge < amudge@...>
      >
      > Planning
      Commissioners's phones, faxes, etc.:
      >
      > Douglas Boxer (Vice-Chair)
      > Boxer & Assoc., Inc.
      > 300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 500
      > Oakland, CA. 94612
      > 286-2937
      > dboxer@...
      >
      > Michael Colbruno
      > Clear Channel Outdoor
      > 555 12th St., Suite 950
      > Oakland, CA. 94607

      > 835-5900
      > michaelcolbruno@...
      >
      > Paul Garrison
      > Attorney
      > 839-3956
      > pegesq@...
      >
      > Suzie W. Lee
      > Business Administrator
      > YHLA Architects, Inc.
      > 1617 Clay St.
      > Oakland, CA. 94612

      > 836-6688, ext. 103
      > Fax: 836-6689
      > suzie@...
      >
      > Michael Lighty
      > Director of Administration
      > California Nurses Assoc.
      > 2000 Franklin St., Suite 300
      > Oakland, CA. 94612

      > 273-2200, Ext. 242
      > Fax: 663-2771
      > mlighty@...
      >
      > Anne Mudge (Chair)
      > Attorney
      > Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
      > 555 Montgomery St., suite 1500
      > San Francisco, CA. 94111

      > (415) 392-4200
      > Fax: (415) 392-4250
      > amudge@...
      >
      > Madeleine Zayas-Mart
      > Architecture & Urban Design
      > Cell: 282-7287
      > mzm@...
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