George Fuller’s thoughts for redirecting Oakley

A No Vote for Accepting County Property

I will be voting no to accept the county property on O’Hara Avenue south of Main St on the City Council agenda for this Tuesday. The county is offering the property to the City. In exchange, the City will pay half the cost of demolition of the building currently on the site, a $200,000.00 price … Continue reading A No Vote for Accepting County Property

The Courage and Self-Sacrifice of the Men and Women of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD)

The courage of the men and women of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD).  On September 15, 2021, the ECCFPD Directors met in a special session meeting. During that meeting, the Directors voted to approve the annexation of ECCFPD into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD). While virtually watching the session, … Continue reading The Courage and Self-Sacrifice of the Men and Women of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD)

Councilmanic Districts for the City of Oakley

Communities of Interest (COI): As many know, the City of Oakley is forming councilmanic voting districts. The election of future council members is to be in designated districts within the community. A part of the process is to ask Oakley residents to submit information of what they believe is a community within Oakley. What particular … Continue reading Councilmanic Districts for the City of Oakley

Public Forum for Oakley’s New City Manager Search

A community forum is scheduled for Oakley’s City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., September 14, 2021. The purpose is to listen to public comments on the characteristics residents would like to see in their new City Manager. All who are able, please do attend and provide your input. Written comments will also be graciously received. … Continue reading Public Forum for Oakley’s New City Manager Search

Oakley Planning Commission applications

Oakley Planning Commissioners. Applications for the City of Oakley Planning Commission close on September 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Would you please consider being a member of the commission to enhance our City? Information regarding the position can be found on the City of Oakley website – ci.oakley.ca.us. George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City … Continue reading Oakley Planning Commission applications

Oakley City Council districts to be discussed Tuesday night, 8/31

Voting Districts special Oakley City Council meeting this Tuesday, Aug 31. Oakley is moving to voter districts. Tuesday night, 8/31, a special City Council meeting will be held to discuss councilmanic districts with the demographer putting the districts together. She is looking for feedback from the community. The council has called for five districts to … Continue reading Oakley City Council districts to be discussed Tuesday night, 8/31

Is the Oakley downtown parking lot for commuters or affordable apartments?

Is the Oakley downtown parking lot for commuters or affordable apartments? Oakley residents have heard much of the three hundred car parking lot downtown. Ostensibly, it is for train riders for the yet to have final approval of an Amtrak train stop. However, the new Oakley General Plan has the area designated for residential high … Continue reading Is the Oakley downtown parking lot for commuters or affordable apartments?

Lean and Mean leaves City of Oakley parents in a lurch

Lean and Mean leaves City of Oakley’s parents in a lurch. The City staff is reviewing ARPA money allocated to the City, the sum of which is over ten million dollars. A portion of that money is targeted for childcare so parents, especially mothers, can return to work. Yes, as predicted, childcare has become a … Continue reading Lean and Mean leaves City of Oakley parents in a lurch

Need for Oakley City Council special meeting – August 24, 2021

Need for Childcare Oakley City Council meeting – August 24, 2021. Joshua McMurray reminded me there is not a City Council meeting scheduled for August 24, 2021. On December 8, 2020, I did request one on that date. My colleagues indicated they did not want a second meeting in August. Bryan Montgomery schools were out … Continue reading Need for Oakley City Council special meeting – August 24, 2021

Childcare for the City of Oakley

The childcare industry collapsed during the pandemic. As the nation, and our community, move into post-pandemic, the resounding theme of returning to work is the need for adequate childcare for people with children. The concern is will parents find satisfactory childcare services, on a 24/7 basis, to allow them to return to the work environment … Continue reading Childcare for the City of Oakley

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