Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tri Delta Transit’s Very Successful Year

The 2008-09 fiscal year has ended for Tri Delta. It showed a 3% increase in ridership over the previous year on fixed route service. Dial-a-Ride saw an increase of 9%. Over 2.8 million trips were provided. When final budget numbers … Continue reading

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New Addition to our Home

Harrison is a 4 month old Wired Haired Terrier/American Cattle Dog mix. His mother’s name is Tinker Bell. Our Rat Terrier, Richard, is not sure if this is a good addition.  The cats don’t seem to care.

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Eminent Domain

In a recent City Council meeting the Council adopted a resolution authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire the PG&E property on the corner of Main and Neroly. The property has been surplus to PG&E for several years and … Continue reading

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Oakley Municipal Code is Online

While the Oakley Municipal Code has been online as a pdf file on the City’s website, there is now an upgraded and a more accessible online version. The new online code is very user‐friendly and includes features such as a … Continue reading

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What is an EIR?

It seems that the term EIR is tossed around very liberally during City Council meetings and even in my own writings. Which begs the question; what is an EIR? Obviously it’s an acronym. It stands for Environmental Impact Report. Whenever … Continue reading

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Subdivision Maps

Over the last couple of City Council meetings the Council, acting as the Planning Commission, has approved two Vesting Tentative Maps used to subdivide property for a future subdivision. We encounter maps on a daily basis. A climatology map depicting the … Continue reading

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In an effort to help citizens easily request City services and keep track of requests, the City of Oakley has launched “Oakley On Demand,” a comprehensive electronic customer service program. The new program enables residents and City staff to improve communications, … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

My Mom asked me the other day if I thought the state, in its frantic search for additional revenue, would change Prop 13. It’s been over 30 years and it’s still a lighting-rod whenever the topic of property taxes is … Continue reading

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What Are They Doing Behind Closed Doors

It’s not unusual for a City Council meeting to end with a “closed session”. In a previous post I discussed Council meeting decorum and briefly described why a closed session is necessary. The Brown Act regulates when, how, where and … Continue reading

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