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Schrader, Mary Monday, August 13, 2012 1:57 PM Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) RE: Closed Miller Branch Library Occupied

Hi Gerry, The last billing from Greg Miles was July 12 for $450. Mary Schrader Supervising Librarian for Branches Oakland Public Library 125 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612 mschrader@oaklandlibrary.org 510-238-3670
From: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:54 PM To: Schrader, Mary Subject: RE: Closed Miller Branch Library Occupied

Mary – get the last billings from the co. that keeps the area cleared so we know when they were there last. Thanks. ggg

Gerry Garzon Associate Director Oakland Public Library 510.238.6720 510.238.2232 (fax) gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org Oakland Public Library - Delight. Inspire. Inform.
Oakland Ranked #5 Place to Visit in the World! New York Times, January 2012 http://bit.ly/GB3s8f From: Schrader, Mary Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:51 PM To: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Lopez, Jane Subject: RE: Closed Miller Branch Library Occupied

Hi Gerry, Winifred just told me about this. What to do? I know there was a fence surrounding the entire property. Mary Schrader Supervising Librarian for Branches Oakland Public Library 125 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612 mschrader@oaklandlibrary.org
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510-238-3670
From: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:50 PM To: Schrader, Mary; Lopez, Jane Subject: FW: Closed Miller Branch Library Occupied

Gerry Garzon Associate Director Oakland Public Library 510.238.6720 510.238.2232 (fax) gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org Oakland Public Library - Delight. Inspire. Inform.
Oakland Ranked #5 Place to Visit in the World! New York Times, January 2012 http://bit.ly/GB3s8f From: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:40 PM To: Levin, Brooke A.; Carthan, Brian Cc: Hamilton, Harry; Santana, Deanna; Johnson, Scott; Martinez, Carmen (Library Director) Subject: Closed Miller Branch Library Occupied

Brooke, Brian – one other article re the closed Miller Branch. I will be going over to see if PWA/OPD are in the area. Thanks. ggg From the Oakland Tribune: http://www.mercurynews.com/occupy/ci_21301914/oakland-activists-take-over-abandoned-library-branch

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The revolution continues worldwide!

Oakland Liberates Shuttered Library
Posted 3 hours ago on Aug. 13, 2012, 12:54 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Tags: biblioteca popular, building occupations, library, oakland, social services

Open the doors, reclaim the commons. This was an abandoned library, now its a reclaimed one. Where: 1449 Miller Ave, Oakland CA More info: Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez on Facebook | @bibliotecapopul, #peopleslibrary The building unveiled today as the Victor Martinez Community Library was part of a Carnegie Foundation endowment of four libraries given to the city of Oakland between 1916 and 1918. Oakland’s librarian at the time, Charles S. Greene, believed that the city’s people would benefit most from libraries placed within their communities. Despite this vision, the building was one of seven branch casualties of budget cuts in the late seventies, severing vital library life-lines in poor and working communities. Since then, the “Latin American Branch” library building located at the corner of Miller and 15th st. has mostly sat empty, despite the fact that the next nearest library is miles away, and increasingly difficult to access in a city like Oakland with an increasingly expensive transit system. With its eroding chain link fence and decaying, armored exterior, the building is much more than an eyesore; the unused, but inaccessible, space creates a life-draining dark vacuum of stability that serves at best as a convenient place for the unscrupulous to dump their old mattresses, couches and assorted garbage. This morning, a group of activists opened this building again for use as a library. Inside is the modest seed for a library and community center—hundreds of books donated by people who envision the rebirth of local, community-owned libraries and social and political centers throughout
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Oakland. We’ve named the building after recently deceased author, Victor Martinez, who overcame a young life of hard agricultural work to become a successful writer in the Bay Area. His semi-autobiographical novel, Parrot in the Oven, has become a seminal work of the Latino experience. Martinez died last year at 56 of an illness caused by his work in the fields. If you live in this community, we only ask that you think about how you can use this building. Name it anything you like. Purpose it to any goal that benefits the community—library, social or political neighborhood center. All we ask is that you consider keeping it out of the hands of a city which will only seal the fence and doors again, turning the space back into an aggregator of the city’s trash and a dark hole in the middle of an embattled community. The doors here are open. And there are many others simply waiting to be. Update: Occupy Oakland announces a community potluck at 6pm local time and poetry/spoken word reading at 7pm at the Library tonight!

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Levin, Brooke A. Monday, August 13, 2012 2:16 PM Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Ryugo, Jim; Johnson, Scott; Martinez, Carmen (Library Director); Boyd, Karen Re: Miller branch--news item

Brooke A. Levin Assistant Director Public Works Sent from my iPhone Please excuse spelling, grammar and brevity On Aug 13, 2012, at 1:29 PM, "Garzon, Gerard \(Gerry\)" <gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org> wrote: Brooke, Jim – Not sure whether you’ve seen this already. Let me know if you need anything from us on it. Thanks. ggg

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Oakland: Activists take over abandoned library branch
By Kathleen Kirkwood, Oakland Tribune mercurynews.com Posted: 08/13/2012 10:49:48 AM PDT August 13, 2012 7:26 PM GMTUpdated: 08/13/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT

OAKLAND -- Activists took over an abandoned library branch Monday morning in East Oakland, where they said squatters and illegal dumping have turned the property into a useless eyesore. The former city library, at 1449 Miller Ave., was abandoned in the '70s and has sat mostly unused, said Jaime Silva, one of 10 people at the site Monday. They were cleaning up with mop buckets and stocking empty shelves with books. "I think everyone in the community is psyched this will no longer be a dumping ground," said Silva, 43, who is a translator. A few people had already stopped by to check out books, he said. A banner was hung in front of the entrance, dubbing the site "Victor Martinez People's Library," named for the late Latino author. Silva didn't say how the group gained access to the site Monday, only saying that they were told it was unlocked and arrived there at 7 a.m. It wasn't immediately known whether the city owns the property or another agency. The goal is for the building to be used for a community purpose, such as a library or community center, said Silva. An area in the back could be used for a garden, he said. "All we ask is that you consider keeping it out of the hands of a city which will only seal the fence and doors again, turning the space back into an aggregator of the city's trash and a dark hole in the middle of the community," according to the group's news release, aimed at residents of the surrounding Fruitvale and the 23rd Avenue commercial district neighborhoods. The building was completed in 1918, one of four library branches funded with a Carnegie grant. <image001.gif>Copyright 2012 San Jose Mercury News. All rights reserved. <image002.jpg>Reprint<image003.gif><image004.gif>Print <image005.gif>Email <image006.gif><image007.gif><image008.gif>Font Resize<image009.gif>Return to Top • FAQ: Article commenting how-tos and tips

From: Walters, Winifred Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:22 PM To: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Tom, Gene; Turbak, Jamie Subject: Miller branch--news item

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psyab&q=Oakland:+activists+take+over+abandoned+library+branch&oq=Oakland:+activists+take+over+abandoned+library+branch&gs_l=hp.3...1232.9781.0.9937.53.47.0.4.4.0.733.7200.17 izo4zqGB1g&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=6aeccf197c29238b&biw=1280&bih=822 Inside Bay Area and other sites. Gerry said he will look into this: “Activists take over abandoned library branch”.
Winifred Walters Manager, Grants and Development Oakland Public Library 125 14 th St., Oakland, CA 94612

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(510) 238-6932 FAX (510) 238-3295 wwalters@oaklandlibrary.org www.oaklandlibrary.org www.fopl.org Delight. Insp ire. Inform.

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Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Monday, August 13, 2012 2:30 PM Tom, Gene; Turbak, Jamie; Walters, Winifred; Martinez, Carmen (Library Director) Fwd: Miller branch--news item

Just went inside. Talked briefly with Jaime Silva quoted below and just told him to make sure they're safe and that the kids around stay safe in the building. No comment to any of the press. ggg Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Levin, Brooke A." <blevin@oaklandnet.com> Date: August 13, 2012 2:15:40 PM PDT To: "Garzon, Gerard \(Gerry\)" <gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org> Cc: "Ryugo, Jim" <JRyugo@oaklandnet.com>, "Johnson, Scott" <SJohnson@oaklandnet.com>, "Martinez, Carmen \(Library Director\)" <CMartinez@oaklandnet.com>, "Boyd, Karen" <KBoyd@oaklandnet.com> Subject: Re: Miller branch--news item Yes, OPD is handling. Brooke A. Levin Assistant Director Public Works Sent from my iPhone Please excuse spelling, grammar and brevity On Aug 13, 2012, at 1:29 PM, "Garzon, Gerard \(Gerry\)" <gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org> wrote: Brooke, Jim – Not sure whether you’ve seen this already. Let me know if you need anything from us on it. Thanks. ggg

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Oakland: Activists take over abandoned library branch
By Kathleen Kirkwood, Oakland Tribune mercurynews.com Posted: 08/13/2012 10:49:48 AM PDT August 13, 2012 7:26 PM GMTUpdated: 08/13/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT

OAKLAND -- Activists took over an abandoned library branch Monday morning in East Oakland, where they said squatters and illegal dumping have turned the property into a useless eyesore. The former city library, at 1449 Miller Ave., was abandoned in the '70s and has sat mostly unused, said Jaime Silva, one of 10 people at the site Monday. They were cleaning up with mop buckets and stocking empty shelves with books. "I think everyone in the community is psyched this will no longer be a dumping ground," said Silva, 43, who is a translator. A few people had already stopped by to check out books, he said. A banner was hung in front of the entrance, dubbing the site "Victor Martinez People's Library," named for the late Latino author. Silva didn't say how the group gained access to the site Monday, only saying that they were told it was unlocked and arrived there at 7 a.m. It wasn't immediately known whether the city owns the property or another agency. The goal is for the building to be used for a community purpose, such as a library or community center, said Silva. An area in the back could be used for a garden, he said. "All we ask is that you consider keeping it out of the hands of a city which will only seal the fence and doors again, turning the space back into an aggregator of the city's trash and a dark hole in the middle of the community," according to the group's news release, aimed at residents of the surrounding Fruitvale and the 23rd Avenue commercial district neighborhoods. The building was completed in 1918, one of four library branches funded with a Carnegie grant. <image001.gif>Copyright 2012 San Jose Mercury News. All rights reserved. <image002.jpg>Reprint<image003.gif><image004.gif>Print <image005.gif>Email <image006.gif><image007.gif><image008.gif>Font Resize<image009.gif>Return to Top • FAQ: Article commenting how-tos and tips

From: Walters, Winifred Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:22 PM To: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Tom, Gene; Turbak, Jamie Subject: Miller branch--news item

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http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psyab&q=Oakland:+activists+take+over+abandoned+library+branch&oq=Oakland:+activists+take+over+abandoned+library+branch&gs_l=hp.3...1232.9781.0.9937.53.47.0.4.4.0.733.7 izo4zqGB1g&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=6aeccf197c29238b&biw=1280&bih=822 Inside Bay Area and other sites. Gerry said he will look into this: “Activists take over abandoned library branch”.
Winifred Walters Manager, Grants and Development Oakland Public Library 125 14 th St., Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 238-6932 FAX (510) 238-3295 wwalters@oaklandlibrary.org www.oaklandlibrary.org www.fopl.org Delight. Insp ire. Inform.

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Walters, Winifred Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:40 AM Martinez, Carmen (Library Director); Turbak, Jamie; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) FW: Miller Branch: ABC 7; MercuryNews.com, Daily Kos

FYI, some of the coverage from late yesterday, and this morning’s article saying that police told everyone to leave last night. http://www.mercurynews.com/occupy/ci_21309238/oakland-police-shut-down-peoples-library-installedvacant
From: Winifred Walters [mailto:wcw_aka@pacbell.net] Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 9:59 PM To: Walters, Winifred Subject: Fw: Miller Branch: ABC 7; MercuryNews.com, Daily Kos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/13/1119809/--It-s-Supposed-to-Be-a-Library-Not-a-Dump

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Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:38 PM Levin, Brooke A.; Neary, Mike; Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Lau, David W; Ryugo, Jim RE: miller avenue library question

Folks – we have a fact sheet that I’ll send on to all re Miller. It also mentions a 1995 seismicity study done by Noll & Tam to determine the range of structural improvements and costs based on code at the time for unreinforced masonry. This may have been done as part of Measure I reviews? I don’t have a copy of that study but if necessary, we might be able to get from N&T if PWA doesn’t have in it files. Miller is a total of 8,660 sq ft. ggg

Gerry Garzon Associate Director Oakland Public Library 510.238.6720 510.238.2232 (fax) gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org Oakland Public Library - Delight. Inspire. Inform.
Oakland Ranked #5 Place to Visit in the World! New York Times, January 2012 http://bit.ly/GB3s8f From: Levin, Brooke A. Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:22 PM To: Neary, Mike; Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Cc: Lau, David W; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Ryugo, Jim Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

I have some information on the building I will send.
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:16 PM To: Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Cc: Lau, David W; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Ryugo, Jim; Levin, Brooke A. Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

I would check with Gerry and Jim Ryugo. I’ve copied them here.
Michael Neary, P.E.
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Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:13 PM To: Neary, Mike; Louie, Denise Cc: Lau, David W Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Mike: If we can get the bldg. size information, we can give a general cost per square foot estimate. With whom should we check for the information? Gerry Garzon?

Lily Soo Hoo Project Delivery Division PWA - DE&C
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:54 AM To: Louie, Denise Cc: Soo Hoo, Lily Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Given the original question, could we do a square foot based estimate of a complete renovation here?
Michael Neary, P.E.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/oakland-peoples-library_n_1783366.html -----Original Message----From: Soo Hoo, Lily Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:48 AM To: Neary, Mike; Lau, David W
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Cc: Louie, Denise Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Mike, The next set of priorities per Gerry Garzon that we’ve been told are three libraries for upgrade at Montclair, Dimond, and Lakeview (?). Miller Ave. Lib. has not been mentioned. However, Library is also facing some funding challenges and may be adjusting their priorities accordingly. In general, Library’s capital program have not been conveyed to us in a structured manner. Denise and I both have suggested to Gerry that it would be worthwhile to have a discussion on Library projects with the management so that we understand their priorities or help plan the CIP projects. Thank you. Lily Soo Hoo Project Delivery Division PWA - DE&C
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:50 AM To: Soo Hoo, Lily; Lau, David W Subject: FW: miller avenue library question

Are either of you aware of any desire or need for upgrades at this facility?
Michael Neary, P.E.
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Hi Mike Do we have an internal estimate of what it would take to get the Miller Avenue library functional/up to code? As we get calls I’d like to be able to get people real about what it would take to get this historic building up to code . Without wasting real estate’s time touring every random call.

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Ada Ada Chan, Policy Analyst for Oakland City Council Member Rebecca Kaplan 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, California 94612 Phone: (510) 238-7083 Cell: (510) 757-5646

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Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:33 PM Louie, Denise FW: miller avenue library question

Gerry Garzon Associate Director Oakland Public Library 510.238.6720 510.238.2232 (fax) gggarzon@oaklandlibrary.org Oakland Public Library - Delight. Inspire. Inform.
Oakland Ranked #5 Place to Visit in the World! New York Times, January 2012 http://bit.ly/GB3s8f From: Chan, Ada Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:36 PM To: Neary, Mike Cc: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Soo Hoo, Lily; Lau, David W; Troyan, Vitaly; Levin, Brooke A. Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

That’s a plenty good estimate Want to have a number to give those that ask to “buy” the building – so as not to waste staff time providing info. Thanks ! ada
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:13 PM To: Chan, Ada Cc: Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Soo Hoo, Lily; Lau, David W; Troyan, Vitaly; Levin, Brooke A. Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Ada, the only detailed information we have for this building is a very old proposal (from 1995) from our previous Architectural Services Division for $2.3 million. I don’t know all the assumptions that went into that estimate, but this is an historic, unreinforced masonry building that needs significant upgrades to meet current life safety and accessibility code. We believe a planning level estimate of at least $700 per square foot should be used for this type of work. At 8660 square feet, that would put the rough cost to upgrade this building at $6 million. This is not on any current capital improvement list. Let me know if this answers your question.
Michael Neary, P.E.
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Hi Mike Do we have an internal estimate of what it would take to get the Miller Avenue library functional/up to code? As we get calls I’d like to be able to get people real about what it would take to get this historic building up to code . Without wasting real estate’s time touring every random call. Ada Ada Chan, Policy Analyst for Oakland City Council Member Rebecca Kaplan 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, California 94612 Phone: (510) 238-7083 Cell: (510) 757-5646

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Neary, Mike Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:39 PM Ryugo, Jim; Levin, Brooke A.; Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Lau, David W; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry) RE: miller avenue library question

Thanks. I’ll stick, for now, with the 8660, since that’s from the architectural proposal we have from the 1990’s.
Michael Neary, P.E.
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Dear Mike, Our records indicate the total building area is 6,200 sq. ft.

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From: Levin, Brooke A. Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:22 PM To: Neary, Mike; Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Cc: Lau, David W; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Ryugo, Jim Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

I have some information on the building I will send.
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:16 PM To: Soo Hoo, Lily; Louie, Denise Cc: Lau, David W; Garzon, Gerard (Gerry); Ryugo, Jim; Levin, Brooke A. Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

I would check with Gerry and Jim Ryugo. I’ve copied them here.
Michael Neary, P.E.
Assistant Director Depa rtment of Engi neeri ng & Cons tructi on Ci ty of Oa kl a nd | Publ i c Works Agency | APWA Accredi ted Agency

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Mike: If we can get the bldg. size information, we can give a general cost per square foot estimate. With whom should we check for the information? Gerry Garzon?

Lily Soo Hoo Project Delivery Division PWA - DE&C
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:54 AM To: Louie, Denise Cc: Soo Hoo, Lily Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Given the original question, could we do a square foot based estimate of a complete renovation here?
Michael Neary, P.E.
Assistant Director Depa rtment of Engi neeri ng & Cons tructi on Ci ty of Oa kl a nd | Publ i c Works Agency | APWA Accredi ted Agency

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See below links containing info recently where Occupy movement took over building and just as recently as last night/this morning had activity surrounding it. I’m guessing it would require a MAJOR renovation since it has been closed for many years (one article lists “decades”). https://incorporealcommittee.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/oakland-liberates-shuttered-library/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/oakland-peoples-library_n_1783366.html -----Original Message----From: Soo Hoo, Lily Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:48 AM To: Neary, Mike; Lau, David W Cc: Louie, Denise Subject: RE: miller avenue library question

Mike, The next set of priorities per Gerry Garzon that we’ve been told are three libraries for upgrade at Montclair, Dimond, and Lakeview (?). Miller Ave. Lib. has not been mentioned. However, Library is also facing some funding challenges and may be adjusting their priorities accordingly. In general, Library’s capital program have not been conveyed to us in a structured manner. Denise and I both have suggested to Gerry that it would be worthwhile to have a discussion on Library projects with the management so that we understand their priorities or help plan the CIP projects. Thank you. Lily Soo Hoo Project Delivery Division PWA - DE&C
From: Neary, Mike Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:50 AM To: Soo Hoo, Lily; Lau, David W Subject: FW: miller avenue library question

Are either of you aware of any desire or need for upgrades at this facility?
Michael Neary, P.E.
Assistant Director Depa rtment of Engi neeri ng & Cons tructi on Ci ty of Oa kl a nd | Publ i c Works Agency | APWA Accredi ted Agency

This e-mail message is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message and any attachments. From: Chan, Ada Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:58 PM To: Neary, Mike Subject: miller avenue library question

Hi Mike Do we have an internal estimate of what it would take to get the Miller Avenue library functional/up to code? As we get calls I’d like to be able to get people real about what it would take to get this historic building up to code . Without wasting real estate’s time touring every random call. Ada Ada Chan, Policy Analyst for Oakland City Council Member Rebecca Kaplan 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, California 94612 Phone: (510) 238-7083 Cell: (510) 757-5646

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