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Oakland PRAC and Parks & Rec to develop a policy regarding grilling
Date Wednesday June 10
Time 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

link to the Wed June 10 agenda: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/opr/documents/agenda/oak053463.pdf
8. New Business:
H. Recommendation that the PRAC establish and adopt a task force of City officials from Parks & Rec, Oakland Public Works, OPD, park patrons, Oakland residents and PRAC members for the purpose of creating a policy regarding grilling in Oakland City parks with the initial priority being Lakeside Park.
In response to recent growing concerns about Oakland parks visitors setting up large unpermitted gatherings for grilling activities a task force of 14 community "thought partners" representing the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, Lake Merritt Business Association, Eastlake Music Festival, OPD's Neighborhood Services Division, the vice chair of San Antonio NCPC, OPR Central Reservations, as well as several District 2 residents, a local artist, a resident of the Lake Merritt area, 3 PRAC commissioners, and OPR director Audree V. Jones-Taylor was convened. Scroll down for the previous mtg's minutes and reference to a previous report on the P&R's webpage.

16. Director's Report: Budget Update including position changes and service impacts.


link to the Wed May 13 agenda: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/opr/documents/agenda/oak053125.pdf
8. New Business:
F. Recommendation: Staff recommends that the PRAC establish a task force which includes City officials from Oakland Parks & Rec, Oakland Public Works, OPD, park patrons, Oakland residents and PRAC members for the purpose of creating a policy regarding grilling in Oakland City parks, iwth the priority being Lakeside Park.
As we prepare for another exciting spring and summer it is critical that Oakland Parks and Recreation and city officials are prepared to meet the challenges of heavy use and grilling at city parks.

Scroll down to page 80 (of 84) to view Report 8F.


Make sure you have your voice heard. Apparently they have already set up the task force. Concerned citizens were expecting a notice about expressing interest. They have probably packed the task force with those whose opinions already parallel those of the local business groups and the Parks & Rec.

In general, the City is against allowing the residents to gather and create community. That is what all of these Specific Area Plans are intended to cement. The idea is to create dense blocks of modern tenements without any means of getting out and experiencing nature. One is supposed to watch a screen within one's apartment cell and then either leave to go to the place where one exchanges labor & time for wages or goes to spend some pretty green on goods or services. If you don't have the green? Then you shouldn't be here. You'll get the bum's rush.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 5th, 2015 3:45 PM
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