Last Chance: Oak Knoll Headed to the City Council

This is it. 

On Tuesday, the City Council will decide the future of the Oak Knoll project. If the Council decides to approve the project, all SunCal and its contractors will have to do is file building permits to construct the site.

Tuesday is the last chance for the community to speak up about why the Oak Knoll project is not right for Oakland.

Nov. 7
5:30 p.m. 
City Council Chambers 
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

This publication has not been shy about its concerns with Oak Knoll.

Oak Knoll is the first major project in modern Oakland history without either a development agreement or a community benefits agreement.

It will include no affordable housing on site.

The firefighters’ union is concerned about the project because of its lack of fire safety and wildlife management plans.

SunCal’s promise that the project will create 5,000 jobs is wildly exaggerated. The real number is closer to 2,500 mostly temporary jobs.

None of the project’s 935 homes will be built with union labor, depriving young workers or people looking for a second chance an opportunity to learn crafts that will provide them with careers and family-sustaining jobs.

Please show up on Tuesday and tell the City Council to vote No on Oak Knoll.