Stop the Land Grab in San Antonio Park!
June 23rd, 2021
A San Antonio Park Master Plan was released to our neighborhood for public comment in January 2021 by the consultants the City of Oakland has retained for this capital improvement project. As you may have heard, the construction of a Fire Station IN THE PARK is being proposed. This would develop precious open space in an area that is already one the most densely populated in Oakland. For many families, the outdoor play areas offered by San Antonio Park are their only options for outside recreation.
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I’m totally against this land grab. Let’s preserve the little remaining openspace that we have.
whoa, I didn’t know this. definitely no for land grab by the government, San Antonio park is really precious for locals.
This is an incredibly bad idea which must be stopped. The logic behind it certainly has to be questioned.
Please stop the land grab and do not allow the fire station in San Antonio park. The space should be used for public recreation/open space.
The land at San Antonio Park should be preserved for recreational and park uses only. Ken Lupoff, former ED (2011-2021), Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation
Please email CP Bas to register your opposition to this project. She is our first line of defense, and could derail this ill-conceived proposal.
We must take legal and media action against the city/Fire Department!
The Fire Station is included in all of the city’s proposed plans. It is obvious that the “taking/stealing” is a done deal and the citizens are being assuaged with various amenities! Is any legal action being taken? Have media been contacted to publicize the city’s mismanagement? The Fire Department has known for years that they need a new station yet they failed to budget for it. Even though this is a David vs. Goliath situation, Oaklanders should fight back and expose the sins of the city. This land grab at San Antonio Park sets a precedent. If the city grabs San Antonio Park, what neighborhood park is next to be violated? The argument that the presence of the Fire Department will make the park safer does not hold water as the current location is not safer with the Fire Station there. Also, the city is targeting a primarily minority and lower income area.
Will the Sierra Club or other organizations assist us with legal action & publicity?