I have been reading about the Knox Lane project and have a comment for our City Council: Where did you find your expert that stated that owls never had a habitat in that area?
I have property on Live Oak Avenue and over the last 25 years we have had owls on or near our property. I also have an owl that lives somewhere near my Madeira Court property, as I have heard it hooting in the early morning. I like owls and find hearing them a joy.
It seems to me that the council does not care about the fact that Seeno has absolutely no regard for the environment. It cuts down trees, destroys frog and salamander habitats, and now owl habitats, with only a “whoops” as its excuse.
Another thing the council seems to forget is that people spend most of their lives saving for their homes, and for the council to allow more houses per acre than is in the area devalues these properties. That is totally unfair, and something council members would not want for their own homes.
Our City Council proclaims that it wants Oakley to be a green city. How – by destroying trees, overcrowding homes and destroying animal habitats?
Priscilla Ladeira, Oakley