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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Snow on Mt Diablo

There was quite a bit of snow on Mt Diablo early this morning. By the time it cleared up to allow for a decent shot much of the snow was gone, especially from the hilltops surrounding the mountain. Snow levels … Continue reading

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Ferries in the Delta

Update  05/22/09 – Solano – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced the award of a contract to build a new Real McCoy (Ryer Island Ferry). The $4.3 million contract was awarded to Nicols Brothers, a boat building company … Continue reading

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