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For more information, please read below, or click here to read the full letter and fact sheet (PDF). See our Take ACTION page for more things you can do to help stop this project.


Dear Friend of Moraga Canyon,

We need your help to stop the Blair Park sports complex!

On March 21st, the Piedmont City Council voted 4-1 (with Garrett Keating opposed) to move the PRFO Blair Park sports complex proposal forward. Despite the 850+ people who have signed our petition opposing the project, and despite the many reasoned arguments against the proposal, it appears that the Council — and the proponents (PRFO) — want to break ground as soon as possible.

The Council will make a final decision on the project as soon as December 5, 2011If they approve it, we are prepared to take even stronger action. But we can’t do it without your help.

  • We have retained an independent, highly qualified traffic consultant to review and analyze what we believe is flawed, inadequate, and inaccurate traffic data in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
  • We are working with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a highly qualified, specialized environmental law firm, to analyze the flaws in the EIR, and to advise us on potential legal action.

All of this costs money.

The project proponents have deep pockets. We do not. That is why we need your contribution. Please read the attached fact sheet detailing some of the many reasons to oppose this project. If you agree that Blair Park is worth protecting and saving as natural open space and should not be turned into an elevated, walled-off, artificial turf sports complex, with traffic and pedestrian safety issues, and huge liabilities to the city (taxpayers)please donate today at one of these suggested levels.

o  $100         o  $250         o  $500         o  $1000         o  Other

Friends of Moraga Canyon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 27-4536990.

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or by sending a check made out to “Friends of Moraga Canyon” to:

Friends of Moraga Canyon
P.O. Box 70127
Oakland, CA 94612-0127

With the donations received so far, we have:

  • Produced two mailings to all Piedmont and nearby Oakland residents to fully inform them of the impacts of the project. These mailings were critical to the rapid community response of the 850+ list of petition signatures.
  • Worked with our attorneys and traffic consultants to produce thorough, detailed analyses of the problems with the original project proposal and EIR (see this blog post).
  • Produced and distributed hundreds of yard signs throughout Piedmont and Oakland.
  • Held demonstrations and rallies in Blair Park, with more to come.

See our Take ACTION page for more things you can do to help stop this project.

Please join us to stop this ill-conceived project before it’s too late!

Thank you for your support,

Jim Semitekol, President
FRIENDS OF MORAGA CANYON