OAKLEY -- City leaders have decided to install a piece of art in Oakley Plaza that is expected to include the creative touch of local children.
At their meeting Tuesday, council members unanimously agreed that the downtown shopping center should be the place for the as-yet unspecified artwork, which is intended to represent the city's effort to welcome foreign-born residents by including them in the fabric of daily life.
Called You, Me, We=Oakley, the outreach that began in 2011 received $15,000 from two foundations late last year to install a monument downtown conveying its message.
The monument will be at the north end of the open space separating Carpaccio Ristorante from La Costa restaurant.
Although half a dozen other sites also were considered, the committee of city officials and a school principal overseeing the project decided that whatever design the artists come up with would be dwarfed by those surroundings.