Monthly Archives: February 2009

Oakley’s Planning Commission

I have been approached on a number of occasions since the Council decided to temporarily disband the Planning Commission to explain my decision. Let’s start with; What is a Planning Commission? The 5 member commission is a quasi-judicial advisory body … Continue reading

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The Oakley Police Department, in conjunction with the Contra Costa Sheriffs Dept., has implemented a new online reporting system, “CopLogic”. The new system allows Oakley residents to submit certain police reports such as lost property, minor acts of vandalism and … Continue reading

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Council Meeting decorum

You may find city council meetings a little rigid, perhaps steeped in protocol and maybe a bit stifling. There is a reason for that, California law. Prior to 1953, California had numerous laws requiring local government to hold open, public … Continue reading

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Our Precarious Levee System

According to weather reports we have a pretty significant storm, with the possibility of producing strong and gusty winds, headed our way Sunday and another possibly on Tuesday. Aside from these coming events we have had an incredibly mild winter … Continue reading

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Ferries in the Delta

Did you know that there are ferries in the Delta? When my children were much younger we spent a day island hoping, using roads and ferries to travel the Delta. Today there are only two ferries in the Delta that … Continue reading

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