Dear Citizens of Piedmont and the City Council,
As a long time Piedmont resident, since my years at Beach Elementary School, through Middle School and High School, I have taken the Moraga Canyon Road many a times.
I am now grown and have traveled and resided in cities outside of Piedmont, but continue to return as my family still resides there and it will always be Home.
I have been keeping up with the discussion, debate and battle to Save Moraga Canyon through my father Sinan Sabuncuoglu and my sister, Alicia Sabuncuoglu who attended past Commission meetings and keep me informed every step of the way. I am angered and frustrated by the lack of environmental awareness and ignorant ideals of those who support and encourage the building of Blair Park through the destruction of a beautiful, green and natural Canyon.
As my father noted, there are plenty of cement lots and abandoned or unused spaces outside of Piedmont as an alternative, rather than destroying something as important and vital as a space of trees and grass and animal life.
Though I was not there physically on March 12th to tie a ribbon around the oak tree, I was in spirit and asked that one be placed in my name and my family’s. I think it is a key note to remember that Oaks far out live our own relatively short lives, and it is this short-sided and rather selfish and narrow direction of Blair Park supporters to not recognize the importance of preservation for generations after us and for the future which is more vast than our contemporary and immediate imaginations.
My very best to all the families that are making the effort to Save Moraga Canyon, I applaud your efforts and appreciate you speaking out for the land and the trees and the air that many somehow forgot had a presence and place in this world.
Piedmont Resident over 20 years
Piedmont Soccer Club Alumni