On Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m., the CommitteeTo Stop Rosewood turned in 52 petition books with 2,258 signatures. The petitions now go to the county registrar for validation of those signatures over the next 30 days.
If we have over 1,400 validated Oakley voters’ signatures, the Rosewood rezoning ordinance must be reconsidered by the Oakley City Council and either repealed or put to a vote of the voters. (We’d love a vote to show the city how the voters feel about dense growth, but it probably won’t happen.) Our thanks to our many hardworking volunteers and to the many voters who signed the petition.
Next we will look at the two issues that came up during our campaign. First: the residents’ overwhelming desire to slow down Oakley’s rampant growth and keep Oakley a true small town, and second: the refusal of the mayor and council to read and consider our comments into the record on Sept. 22 and their outright refusal to even allow us to address them on Oct. 13.
In our opinion, from attending the council’s meetings on Knox Lane, Rosewood, and the General Plan workshop, the City of Oakley is very hostile to slowing residential growth or even lessening the density of growth. If you, like us, are unwilling to settle for that, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee To Stop Rosewood Officers
Brad Nix, Denise Morford, Debbie Retzloff, and Ann Corridon