Referendum: Let the People of Oakland Decide How Their Public Parkland Is Used!

Friends of Knowland Park held a press conference at Oakland City Hall Tuesday, December 16 to kick off a 30-day referendum petition drive. The group seeks a public vote on whether to reverse a recent City Council decision that paved the way for a controversial Oakland Zoo expansion above the ridge in the heart of Knowland […]

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Save Knowland Park – The City Council voted…

By now most of you have probably heard that the vote did not go our way at the Oakland City Council on Tuesday night, with a 6–2 vote to pass the “conservation easement” ordinance, moving the zoo one step closer to breaking ground. However, two courageous Councilmembers did stand with the public and voted against approving this fake “conservation easement” […]

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THIS IS IT: Last chance to protect Knowland Park!

Please come to Oakland City Council meeting Tues 11/18 starting 5:30 pm Oakland City Hall at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Council Chambers, 3rd Floor Please RSVP here if you can attend: bit.ly/knowlandmeeting. Beautiful & wild Knowland Park is home to native wildlife, including rare and threatened species, and it was deeded to the city of Oakland to remain […]

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RESULTS of Parks Commission Hearing

Our turnout for the Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC) hearing Wednesday night (Oct 22) on whether to recommend that the City Council approve letting the Zoo take even more of Knowland Park was GREAT—well over 50 Park defenders showed up…and wow, were they powerful, articulate, and persuasive! The sea of blue Save Knowland […]

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NEW POLL SHOWS VOTER OPPOSITION TO OAKLAND ZOO EXPANSION PLAN

75% of Oakland Voters Say Zoo Should Re-Think Expansion Plans, Protect City’s Largest Park You may have just heard about the new public poll we commissioned and its stunning results: A supermajority (75%) of likely Oakland voters say the Oakland Zoo should either not be allowed to expand into undeveloped parkland or that any expansion […]

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