Established in 1941
Piedmont Pines wins praise from many civic leaders as being one of Oakland's most organized and productive voluntary neighborhood associations.
When we speak, we're listened to. Decision makers know our residents care and stay engaged. We pitch in on beautification projects, keep one another informed, protect against crime, gain emergency preparedness skills, and the list goes on.
We count on your voluntary dues
Our dues, which are completely voluntary, begin at only $30 for an entire calendar year. Visit the PPNA Projects tab and check out our Strategic Plan to see all your association does on behalf of YOU, to make our neighborhood special, inviting, welcoming and FABULOUS. We can only do it with your support. Our dues year begins January 1, and all memberships expire on December 31. Keep your dues current so you don't miss out on important information.
How to pay dues: two options
You're Invited: Oakland Fire Safe Council and Oakland Citizens Prepare and Respond are excited to launch its 5-part virtual town hall series "The Savvy Homeowner (and Renters, too) in Our Disaster-Prone Community". Featuring expert guest speakers and informative presentations, each thoughtfully curated session covers a different topic related to wildfire/earthquake preparedness. These 90-minute live webinars will be interactive, giving you the opportunity to engage and ask questions. Our focus will be on practical knowledge to help you to make good judgments and to take actionable steps towards disaster preparedness in your home and community. Savvy!
Take a look at the series outline for topics, session schedule and guest speakers to date. More details to come... stay tuned! Space is limited, so RSVP in order to save your spot and to receive any important updates. Don't worry if you can't attend an online event live, sessions will be recorded and available for viewing.
SESSION 1: Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
"The City of Oakland Prepares for 2021 Wildfire Season"
What’s New About Oakland’s Wildfire Risk: Nick Luby, Deputy Fire Chief City of Oakland
Oakland’s City-wide Focus on Wildfire Prevention: Joe Devries, Director of Interdepartmental Operations City of Oakland
SESSION 2: Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
"Remember the Ember – Practical Steps to Strengthen Your Home Against Fire"
Practical Choices for Ember Awareness: Sheryl Drinkwater, Architect
What Fixes Require a Permit: Ken Benson, OFSC Secretary
SESSION 3: Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
"All About Defensible Space"
Primer on Compliance with Oakland’s Annual Fire Inspection: video presentation by Vince Crudele, Oakland Fire Department
Oakland’s Annual Fire Inspection (Summary of 2020 Inspections & What to Expect in 2021): Travis Hanson, Acting Supervisor OFD Vegetation Management Unit
SESSION 4: Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
"Not a Matter of If, But When"
Earthquake Preparedness Presentation: guest TBD
SESSION 5: Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
OFSC & Piedmont Pines Insurance Surveys: Robbie Neely, Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association & Ken Benson, OFSC Secretary
Trends in Insurance Coverage in CA: TBD representative from United Policyholders