PANIL meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st Street, 11th Floor (Sky Room)

Next PANIL meeting:
Wed., Febuary 14 @ 7:30 pm

Topic: Public Safety update from our new Community Resource Officer Anna Sanchez. Bring your questions and concerns.
Status of neighborhood development projects.

PANIL Steering Committee

All welcome.

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.


Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

A developer has come forward with a plan to build condos for “empty nesters” on the site of our heavily used U.S. Post Office at 195 - 41st Street. The proposal requires Design Review and permits for condos from the city’s Zoning Department. No formal application has been submitted as of January 31, but both of those permissions will involve public notification and public comments, possibly in the next month. The post office’s lease runs until some time in 2018.

In the meantime, the Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) is working to save the Post Office in our neighborhood, and needs everyone’s help. PANIL is working with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, as well as with Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, and the mayors of Oakland and Piedmont.

What You Can Do:

Lines at the Post Office

Why the post office is important:

  1. Send a message to the following officials, telling them why the post office is important to you, and asking them to work with the community to find a solution.
    Please cc

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee
    online form at

    Mayor Libby Schaaf

    Councilmember Dan Kalb, District 1

    Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, At Large

    If you live in the City of Piedmont:
    Mayor Jeffrey Wieler

  2. Click here to Sign the petition online.
    You can also download the petition as a PDF, print at home and circulate on your block.

Please cross post this announcement to your block email lists or yahoo groups.

And please stay tuned for further news. To get involved in this effort or get on PANIL’s email notification list, write to


State of the Beat as of October, 2016 -- Tuitamai Pollard, Community Resource Officer »


News from Jody London, District 1 School Board Director, September 2016 »


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]