On September 23, 2019 the City’s Landmarks Board met to hear public comments about the proposed CCA project. UBA and community members were there to voice our opinions about the historic and cultural legacy of CCA and its 4.5 acres. In addition the Oakland Heritage Alliance addressed the importance of the landmark status of the buildings, trees, and CCC campus to Oakland and California. The Landmarks Board in turn commented on their take on the project and echoed some of our concerns.
Next, the Oakland Planning Commission met on October 16, 2019 regarding the scope of the anticipated Environmental Impact review Report (EIR). UBA and community attended with approximately 70 people providing input on the specific subjects that should be studied in the EIR process. In addition, many letters were sent to the Planning Commission and are now made public on the City’s website. In the first batch of 87 letters sent on this issue, an astounding 77 were opposed to the project as it now stands; only 10 letters called for approval. More letters were sent before the public comment period ended on October 18.
Thanks to you all for your very articulate letters. We will keep you up to date as things move along.