LET THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND DECIDE HOW THEIR PUBLIC PARKLAND IS USED!
- The only way Oakland voters can have a say in how their public park should be used is by putting the issue on the ballot with this referendum.
- The “conservation” easement ordinance that is the subject of the referendum is key for Zoo developers to obtain the required regulatory permits to build on Knowland Park’s ridge. If the 30-day referendum petition effort is successful, the ordinance (and permitting) will be suspended. The 2015 City Council will then re-consider the issue. If the Council does not approve the ordinance then, Zoo developers will need to revise their plans. If the Council does approve it, the referendum will appear on the ballot in the next election, and Oakland voters will have the right to decide.
We think a referendum on the conservation easement ordinance is the only fair way to resolve this public parkland controversy.
We urge you to help get this referendum on the ballot by donating whatever you can now to support the petition drive.
If you can help collect petition signatures or help in other ways, please contact us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!