Mar 31 2012

Blair Park: Another Extension Between Oakland and Piedmont

Lawsuit Discussions Continued to May 18 –

An agreement has been reached between Piedmont and the city of Oakland to extend the deadline  for Oakland’s legal action against Piedmont until May 18, regarding construction of a sports complex in Blair Park. 

Friends of Moraga Canyon (FOMC) has also agreed to extend its deadline for legal action against Piedmont and the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) until May 7.  Talks are continuing between Piedmont and Oakland, but apparently there are no discussions between the City, PRFO and FOMC attorneys.

PRFO, the project developer, is paying for most, but not all, of the attorney fees incurred by the City of Piedmont.  No information has been released to the public by the City Administrator or the City Council regarding the  discussions  with Oakland or the status of the project.

The Alameda County chapter of the Sierra Club has consistently opposed the project as inappropriate for the site because of environmental problems and has urged the City of Oakland to pursue negotiations with Piedmont to improve the project or  pursue the lawsuit against Piedmont.

For more information on the litigation, see The Piedmonter (3/29/12). 

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