The public hearing for the Claremont Hotel before the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, which held a first hearing on May 8th, has been continued to the June 12th LPAB meeting.
This means that there is more time to study the issue and, more importantly, to write a letter to the LPAB, expressing your concern about the developer's efforts to undermine the historic resource protections afforded the property by the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the California Register of Historic Resources (CRHR).
You are encouraged to include all relevant city officials and related parties in the distribution list for your email.
- Directory of Oakland City Officials
- Directory of Berkeley City Officials
- Easy cut-and-paste Cc lists for Oakland and Berkeley
Please Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" and reference PLN16053 and ER16-010 (the case numbers for the project) in your email. Your email must be received before 6pm on June 12th to be entered as public testimony for the hearing. If you would like LPAB members to read (and perhaps be influenced by) your letter before the meeting, you should consider sending it as soon as possible.
Some rules of thumb for letter writing:
- Keep it short, if possible. The more to-the-point, the stronger the point.
- Share your personal story and experience
- Ask your friends to sign on to your letter or write their own
Some examples of letters to Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board,
submitted before the May 8th meeting, are available here:
- Abraham, 07May17
- Berger, 05May17
- Berman, 05May17
- Grziwok, 08May17
- Markel, 08May17
- OHA, 10Apr17
- O'Shea, 03May17
- Savage, 07May17
|Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board
|Christopher Andrews||Chair, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardemail@example.com|
|Peter Birkholz||Vice-Chair, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stafford Buckley||Member, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardemail@example.com|
|Nenna Joiner||Member, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Klara Komorous||Member, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardemail@example.com|
|Vince Sugrue||Member, Oakland Landmarks Preservation Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Weintraub||Planner, Case PLN16053/ER16email@example.com|