Established in 1941,
and in continuous operation ever since

Piedmont Pines wins praise from civic leaders as being one of Oakland's most organized and productive voluntary neighborhood associations. 

When we speak, we're listened to.

Why?  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.  And we vote.

If you're not in our roster, send us this email

We count on your voluntary dues

Our dues, which are completely voluntary, begin at only $35 for an entire calendar year. Visit the PPNA Projects  tab and check out our Strategic Plan to see all your association
does on YOUR behalf, 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

  1. Online through our Member Center--Click the Pay your dues here button above to enter your user name(generally your email address) and password. To set a new password, click Forgot Password.  The system will send you a link to set your password. For help,  email us. If you're not in our roster, send us this email

  2. Mail a check to       

PPNA 
PO Box 13292
Oakland, CA 94661-3292

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What's ahead for 2024?

For two decades, PPNA hosted its Annual Meeting in person each January. They were fun and very informative. Among the pandemic's lasting changes was the need for PPNA to take its meetings online. The silver lining in this is substantial cost savings, which allowed us to expand the number of forums (five in 2023!), and introduce a summer-time picnic to make up for the lost socializing. Here’s what's coming this year. Dates and details to follow.

February 26, 2024 virtual Town Hall:
City’s Challenges,  Solutions

We’ll dig beneath the surface of some major initiatives and problem-solving efforts Mayor Thao spoke about in our exclusive Mayor’s Forum on October 30, 2023.See column 2 for speakers and topics

May 2024 virtual Town Hall:
Fire Safety,  Insurance

We’ll hear from the people at Oakland Fire Department on how you can pass vegetation inspection, what's brewing in the crisis of insurance companies pulling out of high fire risk areas, and an upcoming ballot measure for a Wildfire Prevention Assessment District.

“The 2023 fire safety presentation was very helpful and practical.
I learned how to pass our inspection. I'm really worried about our fire insurance, though!”
--PPNA email.

August 2024 Family Picnic:
Eat. Play. Fun.

Time for fun!  Just before school starts in August, we’ll host our third annual PPNA Family Fun Picnic at Lake Temescal.  It’s a great way to mingle with neighbors you don’t see regularly and  have our kids frolic with neighborhood peers.

“So sorry to miss this year's picnic. I hear it was the social event of the season!” --PPNA email

October 2024 Elections Town Hall:
Be an Informed Voter

We'll get the low-down on Oakland measures and candidates so we can make informed decisions with our ballots.

“The 2022 election forum was very informative and unbiased. I felt more confident to cast my vote.”  --PPNA member

 

 

The first of three PPNA events for 2024 (see column one for others):

February 26 exclusive webinar

from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  

City services, the big divide:

our expectations versus city resources

...featuring City Administrator Jensen Johnson and our Councilmember Janani Ramachandran. They both have vital interests and responsibilities for providing critical city services. Johnson oversees all the City’s day-to-day operations—police, fire, parks, roads, trees—the gamut. He also manages implementation of policy decisions, budgets, strategies.  Meanwhile, Ramachandran and her council-mates formulate city policy, legislation and the bi-annual budget.  Together, along with the Mayor, they can do great things. Or, they can find themselves working at cross-purposes.  Join us on February 26 to learn more about the connections and disconnects in delivering on the community’s expectations of high quality, prompt city services.

Here's a list of the topics on our agenda. Audience questions will be interspersed throughout the meeting

  • Bringing public safety under control

  • Paying for improved wildfire prevention

  • Getting Phase 3 of our utility undergrounding on track

  • Filling vacancies and speeding up the hiring process

  • Filling out budget gaps with expert grant applications, leveraging federal, state and private funding sources

  • Creating more accountable and responsive governance, and increasing community involvement in problem solving

  • Strengthening regional cooperation for shared issues like wildfire, crime, housing, transit

This forum is only open to PPNA residents whose household's dues are paid for this year. Our 2024 supporters will receive an email with the registration link. We hope you're on that list. If not, here’s how you can get on that list:

If you haven't yet paid, you can pay dues online by clicking on the Pay your dues here button on this page. Enter your User name and your Password. If you don't remember/don't have either, click Forgot User/Password and the system will send you a reset link. Email us if you have any trouble or have questions. (Mailing dues right now is not recommended, given the time frame to 2/26). Once we receive notification of your dues payment, we’ll send you the registration link for the webinar.

Why are we restricting this forum to those who've paid dues?  We want to reward their generosity and loyalty, and because they're the ones who make forums like this possible.  Here's a dismaying statistic:  In any given year, dues payers comprise only 30% of our ~1400 households. We're hoping the other 70% will help share the expense of maintaining a vibrant association serving this fabulous community.

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2023 was a busy year for PPNA. Here are highlights and links to our forums

January 2023:  Annual Town Hall Webinar. Key topics included housing and homelessness, crime, landslides and drainage issues, illegal dumping and preparing for emergencies

  • Video  available now for your viewing pleasure.  Passcode: N7*=Exa+

  • Q & A  available now for your reading pleasure

February 2023:  At long last, Phase 2 of our utility undergrounding project moved off dead-center into the operational phase. A PG&E  project manager was assigned to coordinate the utilities portion of the job; the design phase is now under way. Over the summer, Phase 3 was jeaoparadized by a CPUC decision that we're still trying to untangle.

March 2023: Fire Safety Webinar to help our residents prepare for their annual fire inspections and know how to harden their properties against fire risks.

July 2023: Public Safety Webinar--PPNA partnered with North Hills Community Association, this hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting featured Oakland District Attorney Pamela Price and Oakland Police Captain Burch.  Links:

August 2023:  Family Fun Picnic at Lake Temescal. With our business meetings now mostly virtual, we knew neighbors were hungry for in-person gatherings.  Here's a gallery of photos--note the age range!  Click on a photo to enlarge it, then use the arrows to scroll.

September 28, 2023Wildfire & Emergency Preparedness training at Joaquin Miller Community Center. Doug Mosher taught how to protect and prepare our homes, families and neighborhoods for an extreme emergency.  Click on the link below for an overview of what was covered.  

October 30, 2023: Mayor's Forum with PPNA to answer questions on crime, housing, and more.