January Neighborhood meeting
Wednesday, 1/22/2014
7:30 to 9pm


7:30pm — Public Safety update for Beat 9X moderated by the beat's Problem Solving Officer and Neighborhood Services Coordinator.

8:00 General meeting topic: Response to the recent damage to the Key Route plaza mural by artist Rocky Rische-Baird.
In December, the new tenant of 4063 Piedmont Ave (formerly J's Hamburgers & Such) cut a large window through the Key Route mural by artist Rocky Rische-Baird on the wall facing the public plaza. Many people have been unaware of this, as it has been covered by a large tarp. Please come and help PANIL plan the neighborhood response to this damage. The mural was financed by donations from the community and has great emotional connection for many people because so many of the figures depicted were neighbors and local merchants. The city has stopped work on the new window hole while it investigates permit problems with the work. If you cannot attend the meeting, PANIL is collecting statements from neighbors of what the mural means to you. If you have a photo of yourself or your family or friends in front of the mural, please send it, too (the highest resolution file you have). Sending statements or photos implies permission for PANIL to use them in a public posting; please let us know if you wish to share your statement only with the steering committee.

Piedmont Gardens
110 41st Street
11th Floor
Sky Room



The Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL)  is an association of residents in Oakland founded in 1974, with six Steering Committee members and nine standing committees. [See contacts page.]

PANIL  keeps residents informed about life in this neighborhood as well as matters related to City government and City services.

PANIL  is supported by member dues (minimum $15/year), by advertising in  PANIL Notes, and by fund raising events held throughout the year.

• Click here for more information on PANIL.



Up to date information about our library can be found here

Safeway Redevelopment Project

  1. Safeway information from city web site including draft EIR, final EIR, and the latest (9/25) staff report [click to read]
  2. Latest info on Safeway Development from PANIL [click to read]
  3. Download the petition [click here]
  4. PANIL's response to Draft EIR [click to read]
  5. PANIL's response to Final EIR [click to read]
Capoeira Mandinga Academy
1. Planning Staff report [click to read]