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CITY OF OAKLAND

C I T Y HALL 1 FRANK H. O G A W A P L A Z A O A K L A N D , CA 9 4 6 1 2

NANCY J. NADEL (510)238-7003


Councilmember FAX (510) 238-6129
District # 3 TTY (510) 238-7413

TO Public Works Committee


CC City Administrator
FROM Councilmember Nancy Nadel
DATE July 10, 2007
RE Agenda Item 12, Revocable and Conditional Permit to Rock Paper Scissors
Collective

Dear Public Works Committee:

My office has received the attached additional information, including letters of support from
Oakland residents, from the Rock Paper Scissors Collective regarding the proposed revocable
and conditional permit to allow the "First Friday Community Cultural Event" to encroach into
23rd Street between Valley Avenue and Telegraph Avenue on the First Friday of each month.

Please include this information and the attached documents as supplemental documents
regarding this agenda item.

Respectfully submitted,

^
Nancy Nadel, Councilmember
District 3

Item 12
Public Works Committee
July 10,2007
UAKLANU'S
EMERGING
ART SCENE
hipsters and
BY REYHAN HARMANCI "THIS IS around the i
"Ifs irresponsible to make art that doesn't
address the community it's made in," says
MY FIRST Erovidence
hand-craft ec
Zach Houston, an Oakland artist standing out- GALLERY , purses. The
side the Mama Buzz cafe and gallery, where dressed in n
his black-and-white drawings are on display. AND MY styles, gets r
Houston is clutching a coffee cup and admit-
tedly feeling its effects. He starts to hold forth
FIRST far less uni
people of di
on the Oakland Art Murmur, the monthly art TIME ON seem as mi
walk around downtown Oakland, when a bois- opening. "1(
terous man named Mel approaches, interrupt- THE the beginni
ing. He's clearly sauced on something and ask- employee at
ing for change or phone numbers or just some WALK. come supp<
attentioa Houston tries to wave him off, but
he's persistent, mumbling even after Houston
THE ^didn't feel E
having a bi<
gives him some change. "OK," Houston says, TIMING IS But now it's
after Mel moves away. "What was I saying?" potential he
Houston was speaking for the need for art REALLY "I like it 1
and artists to stay tied to their communities.
It's no secret that rising rents have been driv-
GREAT community
teer named
ing artists and creative types of all stripes out
of San Francisco proper for years, but al- Web site and postcards number the galler-
FOR screen prin:
ink "Come
though many people pay lip service to the ies, in a vague attempt to create order, but PARENTS mur," says'
burgeoning "Oakland art scene," not no one seemed particularly concerned flyers and c
enough people go to Oakland to see it. about following it. The popularity of the BRINGING suit, her bl
Collaborative ventures such as Art Mur- event gallery owners say that in the KIQS ** face. She sa
mur hope to change that to make a map warmer summer months, as many as 700 but has arti;
Aklesia Asnake,
of the galleries in order to put Oakland on people will pass through over the course of
Oakland Art after Hurrii
the larger cultural one. The year-old Art four hours has led organizers to change Murmur visitor showcase h
Murmur is Oakland's answer to San Fran- the hours from 5 to 9 p.m., in hopes of en- Tin Shed, a:
cisco's First Thursdays in Union Square couraging fewer incidents of, say, open con- One of th<
(centered around the 49 Geary St. Jugger- tainer violations. points is th
naut). Oakland galleries have signed on to Rock Paper Scissors Collective, on the galleries. Ft
stay open later on the first Friday of every corner of Telegraph and 23rd Street, the Esteban Sa
month. They all pay to maintain the Mur- area with the highest concentration of Mur- the hubbul
mur Web site and generate publicity mate- mur galleries, had arranged to close about spheric mi
rials, and they all meet regularly to check in half a block, so in addition to the open gal- more ether
about what's going on in their galleries and leries, other organizations could profit navigate th
discuss issues that arise with the Murmur. from the foot traffic. shows are i
The Murmur, which started with six par- At about 7, the street was half-full but the bar's partn
ticipants and at one point had 25 members, crowd was steadily building. Rock Paper Guests mu:
has 13 member organizations. Scissors is a gallery space, a small store of "I really
"Initially it was an idea that me and Mike hand-crafted items and a program of clas- munity hei
Simpson had about a year and a half ago," ses. A collective member, Amy Mosely, says view, "1 &
art writer Theo Auer says. "We'd brain- in a phone interview that she sees the Mur- Oakland. C
storm every couple weeks, argue about art mur as a way of getting people involved Clark Call
history, and we were like, "Why doesn't with RPS programming, "The mote types no one wi
Oakland have a dedicated art walk?' When of people coming through, the more people way."
it has, it's fallen apart in a couple of weeks. who get exposed to art," she says. Although Theshi
"We thought this could take Oakland to the block party is a modest affair maybe merce cub
the next level" six tables have been set up in the space be- artists ma>
On this particular Friday, the first in tween RPS and the Esteban Sabar Gallery collectors
*"" v.^n;r . nricn Thu Art Murmur the feeline is really positive. Skinny young
UNO'S
GING
CENE
hipsters and older people with kids bounce At left: Charity
"THIS IS around the area, buying baked goods from Romero and Ezra
MY FIRST Providence House and checking out the
hand-cra/ted items, such as wallets and
U Eismrmt (behind
screen), of the art
GALLERY purses. The Loyd Family Players, a band collective Remade
dressed in red and black outfits of various in America, set up
AND MY styles, gets ready to perform. The crowd is their silkscreen
FIRST far less uniform than one would expect;
people of different ages and races make it
equipment on *
Oakland's partially
TIME ON seem as much like a street fair as an art closed off 23rd
opening. "I think we had a mixed feeling at Street. Above: a
THE the beginning," says Richard Hammer, an piece by Rock
employee at Providence House, the low-in- Paper Scissors %
WALK. come supportive housing program. "We Collective's
THE didn't feel as connected to an event that's
having a big impact on the neighborhood.
E-203099[the
artist goes by his
TIMING IS But now it's really exciting. There's a lot of prison number].
potential here."
REALLY "I like it because it's more down-to-earth,
GREAT community-oriented," says an RPS volun-
teer named Trinity, as she does some live

Web site and postcards number the galler-


FOR screen printing work, pushing out hot pink
ink. "Come to a fashion show after the Mur-
ies, in a vague attempt to create order, but PARENTS mur," says Mojo Lappin, holding a sheaf of
no one seemed particularly concerned
about following it. The popularity of the BRINGING flyers and clad in a snakeskin-printed jump-
suit, her black hair pulled back from her
event gallery owners say that in the KIDS ** face. She says that she lives in New Orleans,
warmer summer months, as many as 700 but has artist friends who moved to Oakland
people will pass through over the course of Aklesia Asnake,
Oakland Art after Hurricane Katrina. They invited her to
four hours has led organizers to change Murmur visitor showcase her clothing at a space called the
the hours from 5 to 9 p.m,, in hopes of en- Tin Shed, and she says she was happy to do it.
couraging fewer incidents of, say, open con- One of the Art Murmur's biggest selling
tainer violations. points is the diversity of featured work and
Rock Paper Scissors Collective, on the galleries. For instance, the atmosphere at the
corner of Telegraph and 23rd Street, the Esteban Sabar gallery is worlds apart from
area with the highest concentration of Mur- the hubbub on 23rd Street. A mix of atmo-
mur galleries, had arranged to close about spheric music, drum and bass beats with
half a block, so in addition to the open gal- more ethereal sounds greets visitors as they
leries, other organizations could profit navigate the different rooms. Two different THE
from the foot traffic. shows are up, along with owner Esteban Sa-
At about 7, the street was half-full but the bar/s partner Marty McCorkle's paintings. OAKLAND
crowd was steadily building. Rock Paper Guests mumble rather than shout greetings. ART
Scissors is a gallery space, a small store of "I really get the sense that there's a com-
hand-crafted items and a program of clas- munity here," notes Sabar in a phone inter- MURMUR
ses. A collective member, Amy Mosely, says view, "I get recognized wherever I go in happens qn the ;1
in a phone interview that she sees the Mur- Oakland. Catharine Clark (of the Catharine first Friday of;^;
mur as a way of getting people involved Clark Gallery) walking in Union Square every month^ ;yV
with RPS programming. 'The more types no one would recognize her in the same from 5-9 pm A*
of people coming through, the more people way." map and a h^t of
who get exposed to art," she says. Although The shifting line between art and com-
the block party is a modest affair maybe merce cuts both ways although Oakland galleries are at^
six tables have been set up in the space be- artists may bemoan the lack^of moneyed www,oakland[;":,
tween RPS and the Esteban Sabar Gallery collectors to buy their work and help them artmuTmuT,corn,'
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From prev/ous page AND IN THE REST OF THE BAY AREA.
pay their bills, more established venues shy
away from the risks that Oakland gallery own- BY DELFIN VIGIL
ers and artists are willing to take And it isn't
just Oakland art folks who see a difference in Let's see, in just the past couple of weeks
the kind of work East Bay artists are making. we've had the Bay to Breakers marathon,
Meg Shiffler, gallery director of the SP. Arts where runners looked odd only if they we-
Commission, writes in an e-mail that "What ren't naked and drunk. And just before that
Fd like to think is that Oakland has the possi- was the How Weird Street Fair, where cops
bility of being to San Francisco what Williams- working crowd control wouldn't find any-
bxirg (Brooklyn) is (or rather was five years ago thing suspicious about a G-string wearing
this is an important distinction) to New stilt walker.
York It's not simply a feeder community of In reality, the oddest form of art-fun to
artists and spaces, but its own vital scene that find in the San Francisco Bay Area
defines itself according to art-related responses might be the Thomas Kinkade gallery
and sociopolitical circumstances that are quite that's in every strip mall town across
different from what we confront in San Fran- the country. Imagine one of Kinkade's
cisco. mass-printed picturesque pastels
The Oakland scene is not one thing," she hanging in a coffee shop on Valen-
continues. "It's constantly reinventing itself be- cia Street now that would be
cause it's primarily artists running the show." weird. With an arts and enter-
Conceptual art, a genre that doesn't lend tainments scene that is always on
itself to heavy sales figures, is widely shown in its toes, there is plenty of "only in \
Oakland At 21 Grand, a music venue as well as the Bay Area," events and places still
art space that has moved from 21 Grand St. to to be (re) discovered. The Pink put to-
416 25th St, two conceptual shows were on gether a quick list of unusual suspects
display. In the large warehouse room, Trish that don't (necessarily) require taking
Stone's "Charles Spy" wherein the artist tries Jell-O shots or wearing butt-less chaps. with a date in one
to peep on Charles Schwab Berkeley offices vate interactive '
and Luther Thie's "LA Interchange" a pro- FOLLOW THAT PARADE where couples can
posal for a water tower drat will generate bub- "One of the hardest things for a band to during the play's
bles in proportion to the accident news off the do on tour is find a venue. I sort of turned even close the cur
California Highway Patrol wires. that on its head and decided to be the tour- provise' on their o\
Off the main drag, 21 Grand didn't have ing venue looking for bands," says John Hypnodrome F
many people fighting over the spread of car- Benson, owner of an old Oakland AC transit next week, 8 p.m. T
rots, dip, grapes and chips, but the people who bus converted into a mobile music club. admission; Shock ]
did come got to calmly chat with at least one of Benson brought new meaning to "tour bus" (800) 838-3006. WH
the artists. Things were a little more hopping after he found the 1979 Flyer bus that he
along another cluster of galleries actually on bought to drive cross country to Ohio, FOOD, FILM AND J
Grand Street Mercury 20, Industrialle and where his father died. Benson just wanted Would you care
Front Gallery all had bustling storefronts. something big enough to bring back all of to go along with y
This is my first gallery and my first time on his father's belongings. grilled calamari?
the walk," says Aklesia Asnake, looking with "I thought it was the most ridiculous and "It's just like a v
two of her children at the images from photog- hideous thing I had ever seen in my life. So Pirie, executive ch
rapher Ed Jew's "Chino Latino meets the An- naturally, I had to have it," says Benson, eign Cinema, whe
gel Baby" show. The timing is really great for who bought the bus last July for $5,000 being asked.
parents bringing kids." As the official end of from a retired Oakland police officer. The It only makes s
the Murmur neared, not many people seemed cop acquired it after the department gave But the bulk of the free shows (they pass a Mission Street that
ready to^o home. A black-and-white projec- up on transforming it into a "state of the donation hat around to help out the bands) shoe emporium ai
tion with French subtitles was thrown against art" mobile unit are typically held "somewhere in the Bay converted to a fane;
a wall on Grand Street and people clutching Before transforming the insides of the Area." art gallery.
postcards continued their loops. One couple in bus into a stage area, Benson (a former bass To find out when and where the next bus So after Pirie <
their 20s, who had been at the block party, player for A Minor Forest) decided to make show will stop, call (510) 223-7688 or e-mail Clark, founded Foi
were spotted again at 21 Grand. "We haven't the bus green. He put solar panels on the followthatparade@yahoo.com. in 1999, they decid
been to the Murmur before," said one of them, roof and installed eight deep cycle batteries cessful years by ope
Hayes Valley resident and designer Karl Dol- that power the p.a. system. That not only THRILLPEDDLERS undeveloped space
ter. Tve been to 21 Grand before to see music, eliminated a PG&E bill, but it also meant The freaks come out at night. And when "It was basically
and I've used Rock Paper Scissors for classes, that bands could play remote locations, like they do, they invariably end up onstage at with pigeon feathei
but I haven't gotten to see them as a galleries." a beach, without any need for an exterior Russell Blackwood's Grand Guignol style great place to be v
Dolter, who has been to First Thursdays, plug outlets. theater just under the freeway at 10th Slreet you're done with dj
among other San Francisco art opening The diesel engine bus now runs on vege- in San Francisco. With the help o
events, says that he sees a difference in the table oil Called the Hypnodrome, it's where, of Modernism Inc. j
Oakland work "In Oakland, there are more The first bus gig was on June 12, just out- since 1999, Blackwood and his Thrillpcd- the old barn is a g]
artists living off the land, so to speak," he says, side of Mama Buzz Cafe in Oakland. Evil dlers theater troupe cclcbralc everyday like with spiral staircas
They're not judged as much, they're more Looking Warriors, fronted by Benson's 7- its Halloween. nine. Officially calli
free." year-old daughter, played that night. Their latest "grotesque comedy," is gallery opened in
He smiles, looking around the room. "I In less than a year, the bus has hosted "Hypnodrome Head Trips," a series of six every two to four m
would come again- I trust this side of the nearly 60 shows featuring 300 bands that kinky but bloody one acts. Currently on exl
bridge."! have played beaches, industrial parks, park- Among the plays is Eddie "The C/jr of Stock
ing lots, truck stops, driveways and freeway Noir" Mullet's arlantinn nf "Oruv in Ihp Poncnrn snH >r
Organizations not included in this packet that have been involved at past First Fridays or
have expressed interest in future first Fridays:

-Providence House
-St. Vincent De Paul's
-Covenant House/COV Records, Real Hard/Silence the Violence
-Remade In America
-Art For A Democratic Society
-City Slickers
-People's Grocery

Cultural Groups and Artisans:


-Nan Esteap. live sewing
-Remade in America/Field Day, live screenprinting
-Oaklandish
-RPS Youth Intern, Troy Carter, live airbrushing
-Paula Ruiz, recycled bicycle tube jewelry

We send an open invitation to community organizations that would like to get involved
and hope to partner more with youth performers from the area and the art department of
local high schools.
Current Participants: Current Participants:
First Fridays R.ock Paper Scissors Collective
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First Fridays Rock Paper Scissors Collective
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Remade in America
Community Remade in America
Providence House
Community Providence House

Cultural MetWest High School


Cultural MetWest High School

Events Young Entrepreneurs!


Local Small Businesses! Events Young Entrepreneurs!
Local Small Businesses!
Community Organizations! Community Organizations!
Performers! Schools! Performers! Schools!

Interested in getting involved Interested in getting involved


in First Friday ArtWalks on 23rd St.? in First Friday ArtWalks on 23rd St.?
Every first Friday of the month, RPSC is creating a space Every first Friday of the month, RPSC is creating a space
for the community to come together and showcase their talents. for the community to come together ond showcose their talents,
share their work, fundraise for their projects, and celebrate their share their work, fundraise for their projects, ond ce/ebrote their
community! Organizations, young entrepreneurs, performers community.1 Organizations, young entrepreneurs, performers
and the like, would get a chance to share with one another and the like, would get a chance tc share with one another
,ind reach the hundreds of people the Art Murmur attracts and reach the hundreds of people the Art Murmur attracts
to the area every firs: Friday of the month. We're open to all ideas to the 31-ea every first Friday of the month. We're open to ail ideas
and to all groups that make up our unique and culturally rich area. and to all groups that make up our unique and culturally rich area.
Please email community@rpscoHective to get involved! Please email community@rpscoHective to get involved!

NEXT EVENT MAY 47H 5-9PMI r|NXT EVENT AM/ 4TH 5-9PM!

Street Performances, Croft Vending, Hands-on Art Activities, Street Performances, Croft Vending, Hands-on Art Activities.
Youth MCs, Spoken Word. Fashion Shows. Social Justice Groups, and more' Youth MCs. Spoken Word, Fashion Shows, Social Justice Groups, ond more'
Let's Celebrate Our Community Together' Lets Celebrate Our Community Together!

First Fridays Current Participants:


Paper Scissors Collective First Fridays .Rock PaperCurrent Participants:
Scissors Collective

Community Remade in America


Providence House
Community Remade in America
Providence House

Cultural MetWest High School


Cultural MetWest High School

Events Young Entrepreneurs!


Local Small Businesses! Events A Young Entrepreneurs!
Local Small Businesses!
Community Organizations! Community Organizations!
Performers! Schools! Performers! Schools!

Interested in getting involved Interested in getting involved


in First Friday ArtWalks on 23rd St.? in First Friday ArtWalks on 23rd St.?
Every first Friday of the month. RPSC is creating a space Every first Friday of the month, RPSC is cresting a space
for the community to come together and showcase their talents, for the community to come together and showcose their talents.
shore their work, fundraise for their projects, and ce/ebrate their share their work, fundraise for their projects, and celebrote their
community/ Organizations, young entrepreneurs, performers community.' Organizations, young entrepreneurs, performers
and the like, would get a chance to share with one another and the like, would get a chance to share with one another
and reach the hundreds of people the Art Murmur attracts and reach the hundreds of people the Art Murmur attracts
to the area every first Friday of the month. We're open to all ideas to the area every first Friday of the month. We're open to all ideas
and to all groups that make up our unique and culturally rich area. and to all groups that make up our unique and culturally rich area.
Please email community@rpscollectivc to get involved! Please email community@rpscollective to get involved!

NEXT EVENT MAY 4TH 5-9PM! NEXT EVENT MAY 4TH 5-9PM!

Street Performances. Craft Vending, Hands-on Art Activities, Street Performances, Craft Vending, Hands-on Art Activities,
Youth MCs. Spoken Word, Fashion Shows, Social justice Croups, and more! Youth MCs, Spoken Word, Fashion Shows. Social justice Groups, ond more!
Let's Celebrate Our Community Together! Let's Ce/ebrate Our Community Together.'
J^IDYWISDOM

2273 TELEGRAPH AVE


Dear City Council of Oakland,
OAKLAND, CA 94612
We are a non-profit arts organization on the corner of 23rd St. and
510/465-2797 Telegraph Ave. I am writing this letter in support of the community street
FAX: 510/836-3312
fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective the first Friday
night of every month. We hope to help them obtain a permit to close 23rd
Street between Telegraph and Valley St. every first Friday of the month.
CO-DIRECTORS

PHIL PORTER I believe that the monthly permit will help improve the safety of the Art
PHIL@INTERPLAY.ORG Murmur event. Designating this block as a gathering place for the crowds
CYNTHIA WINTON-HENRY will keep the crowds off the sidewalks, maintaining better sidewalk access
CYNTHIA@INTERPLAY.ORG for the local residents. This set-up also enhances the ability to manage the
crowds.
ADMINISTRATOR

SHERI PRUD'HOMME The Art Murmur has become a wonderful celebration of the artistic
SHER[@(NTERPLAY.ORG
community in this neighborhood. We look forward to more ways we can
be involved with this ongoing event.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

JEANELYSE DORAN ADAMS


Thank you for your support in furthering this community event.
OFFICE@INTERPLAY.ORG

Sincerely,

INTERPLAY" PRACTICE & TECHNIQUE


Elizabeth Mendana

WING IT! PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE Publicity Administrator


Body Wisdom, Inc.
INTERPLAY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
2273 Telegraph Ave.
INTERPLAY EXPERIENCE Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-2797
WING IT! PRESS
www.interplay.org

interplay.org
Uhuru Benefit Art Auction
1601 - 2nd Av., Oakland, Ca 94611
510-676-5041
Contact: Jeanine Griswa

To; The City of Oakland

I strongly encourage you to permit the closure of the street(s) for the First
Friday of the Month Oakland Art Murmer Community Street Fair.
We had the opportunity to set up a small table at the Oakland Art Murmer
Community Street Fair in May of 2007, We met several invaluable contacts
with artists and community members. They have since joined in our efforts
towards our non-profit fundraising for African Community Programs.
This is a very important opportunity for non-profits and community groups
such as ours because there are not a lot of locations that permit community
outreach and where people also have the time to stop and talk.
Our perception is that the presence of the community groups 'ground' the
whole event and give it a structure and legitimacy that improves the security
and the positive experience of all who attend.
Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue.

Sincerely,
Jeanine Griswa
Uhuru Benefit Art Auction Chair
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great"
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '
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Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
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Sincerely,

OIL ^
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonproflts, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,

ARIZONA'S PIZZA
l TELEGRAPH AVENUE
eAKtAND,CA94612
(810)625-1233
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,

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Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event

Sincerely, '/

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Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events, I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. ' t

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
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Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '
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Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

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Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. 1 support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month. .

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the'
success of Art Murmur. ' i

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. ' *

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

~* Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '
*

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,

U l t 1 1 1 t i t 1 l i t ift i i i 1 , 1 . t i l t f t i , i 414* AA4 t l


Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the*
success of Art Murmur. ' *

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the*
success of Art Murmur. '
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Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely, _ /

I I t I fti 4 i t 1 i I * i t i *
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. ''
V

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month. - _

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '
*

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
-.*
Sincerely,

t i i i * t I a * i i i t *i i * * *
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
,to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month. .

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise,

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. ' i
Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
j#
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Sincerely,

t l l i l l i i t i l i i i
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month. .

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise,

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur, '
*

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the*
success of Art Murmur. '

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.
j-
Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the"
success of Art Murmur. '
i

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event. ' _,

Sincerely
'

I i 1 I 11 1 i i 1 1 i i j i A *Jk i * * * j i i i ' i * * *
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

1 also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local smalt business owners to get involved and benefit from the'
success of Art Murmur, ''
Thank you for your consideration and help in f\irthervng this community event.

Sincerely,

Aulas
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23 St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month,

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

Sincerely,
Dear Oakland City Council,

This is a letter in support of the community street fair organized by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
every first Friday of the month. The street fair they have organized the past two months has been a great
addition to the community and to the Art Murmur events. I support them in their efforts to get a permit
to close 23rd St between Telegraph and Valley St., every first Friday of the month.

I believe that with a permit the safety of the event improves, better access is to the sidewalks is given to
residents by allowing the street as a gathering place for the crowds, and the crowd from the Art Murmur
art walk is able to be better managed, as is the level of noise.

I also am in support of celebrating the artistic community in this neighborhood and in providing a space
for community groups, nonprofits, and local small business owners to get involved and benefit from the
success of Art Murmur.

Thank you for your consideration and help in furthering this community event.

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