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'Nother Day, 'Nother City Notice to Occupy Oakland, Propane Tanks, and a Visit from Arturo Sanchez, 10/24/11
Arturo M. Sanchez, Assistant to the City Administrator, paid occupiers in Frank Ogawa a visit this morning as more warnings were handed out to vacate all property and persons from the plaza or face arrest. The Oakland fire marshall also stopped by to complain about propane tanks that the kitchen has been using to prepare hot meals throughout the occupation. Here are today's notices and demands:
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PERSONS STAYING OVERNIGHT IN FRANK OGAWA PLAZA
Date: October 24, 2011
NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS
DEMAND TO CEASE VIOLATIONS
The City of Oakland and its police department support and protect the right of all individuals to engage in
free speech and their right to assemble. However, this encampment is a violation of the law.
You do not have permission to lodge overnight in Frank Ogawa Plaza. You must remove all tents,
sleeping bags, tarps, cooking facilities and equipment and any other lodging material from the Plaza
immediately. Your continued use of the Plaza for overnight lodging will subject you to arrest.
Your activities are injurious to health, obstruct the free use of property, interfering with the comfortable
enjoyment of the Plaza, and unlawfully obstruct the free passage or use of a public park or square.
(California Penal Code sections 370 and 647(e) and Civil Code section 3479.) You must allow all
persons, including Oakland Police officers and other emergency personnel, access to all areas of the Plaza
at all times.
You are making fires in a public park in violation of OMC 12.64.160. You must remove all barbecues
YOUR CONTINUED VIOLATION OF THESE LAWS WILL SUBJECT YOU TO
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES, CIVIL PENALTIES, CITATION, AND IMMEDIATE ARREST.
YOUR CONTINUED VIOLATION OF THE LAW WILL SUBJECT YOUR TENTS, STOVES,
SLEEPING BAGS, TARPS, AND ANY OTHER BELONGINGS LEFT IN THE PLAZA TO
IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE PLAZA BY THE CITY OF OAKLAND.
ATTENTION PERSONS STAYING OVERNIGHT IN SNOW PARK
Date: October 24 2011, 11:00 am
AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES
To facilitate your compliance with the notices to cease overnight camping in Frank Ogawa Plaza, the City
of Oakland’s homeless services team has made arrangements to provide overnight shelter and meals. The
following assistance is available:
-- Operation Dignity will conduct outreach services between the hours of 6 and 8 pm.
-- Arrangements can be made for overnight shelter at a nearby facility.
-- Meal service will be available at the shelter location.
-- Referrals and other assistance will be offered by the homeless service care team.
If you need further assistance, please contact Operation Dignity at (510) 287-8465.
At City’s request, be advised that we are coordinating with County Public Health and Environmental
Health for site visits and assessments. We hope to provide mobile services some time today. In addition
to the above services, here are additional services that you can call.
Alameda County Services available to Occupy Oakland individuals:
Behavioral Health Services ACCESS line 800 - 491-9099
Public Health Clearing House 888 – 604-4636
2-1-1 - Countywide 24/7 referral line 211
Emergency situations to activate EMS 911
In order to facilitate your compliance with immediate life threatening conditions of which you have been
advised, the Oakland Fire Department (OFD) will pick up Hazardous materials such as propane/butane
tanks, cooking oil, and other flammable materials. Please place all flammable and hazardous materials on
the Harrison Street side curb by 2pm.
OFD will pick such material no later than 3pm today Monday October 24, 2011.
The above services are provided to facilitate your compliance with the City’s cease overnight camping.
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