I find it completely wrong that a development plan the size of the one just approved by the City of Oakley in the Cypress Corridor does not include plans and property for a high school.
The City Council has publicly expressed its position against the Liberty Union High School District’s plans for a proposed high school at Delta Road and Sellers Avenue because of its unsafe location for our students, yet it still approved a project of this size without property within it for a high school.
Everyone is well aware that the location at Delta Road and Sellers Avenue is outside the urban limit line and is an unsafe location for a high school surrounded by working farms; a wastewater treatment plant; bordering Marsh Creek, which is used for flood control; large natural gas lines under the front of the site; and this list goes on and on.
We cannot forget that the main route of traffic to this site from the Cypress Corridor crosses one of the busiest railroad tracks in the state, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. A report that was recently and briefly available on the LUHSD Web site showed that soil samples from this site were also found to contain arsenic and DDT.
I would hope that the Oakley City Council will take another look at this project and include property within it for a future high school that would be safe for our kids to attend.