In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email.

Last week's question:

On June 11, the Oakley City Council voted to dismantle the 1896-era Iron House School, which originally was to be moved to a park down the road and renovated using money from an escrow account that was set up some 10 years ago. Do you think the city should have made plans to preserve it?

THE OAKLEY CITY COUNCIL should abide by the predetermined involved terms to preserve the Iron House School.

The escrow account too was set up for such and that money should not now be used for anything other than that. The Council is doing like many others do, wiping out the past historical structures to do something newer. The past is as important as the present and should be preserved where possible, setting the example and giving others the chance to visit the past also.

Ralph Hernandez

Antioch

BAD DECISION ... What could it hurt to preserve this piece of history? Money talks, I guess.

Brittney L. Gougeon

Antioch

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY should step in and try to save this piece of history, but that's just my opinion.

Sean Martin

A TOWN THAT has a history has a responsibility to honor it. In this age of urban and suburban sprawl, having a touchstone to the past is important. The problem is that it may not always be practical from a modern standpoint.

Michelle Mista

WE SHOULD PRESERVE what's left of the history of Oakley so that there IS a history. What a shame!

Kimberlee Hill

I AGREE IF an escrow account was set up then it should have been saved. What is going to happen to the escrow account?

Linda Starzenski-Cordova

WE SHOULD PRESERVE what's left of the history of Oakley so that there IS a history. What a shame!

Kimberlee Hill

ALL HISTORICAL BUILDINGS should be preserved. I did not vote for the council members to tear down our history and our town!

Karen Pike-Cortez

Oakley

SO, WHAT HAPPENS to the escrow account? Misappropriate it for some other "project" that the residents didn't vote on? I doubt the current council really knows how to ever get their act together, and learn the definition of accountability. Sad.!

Cynthia Floyd

Oakley

This week's question:

The park district agreed last week to purchase roughly 1,900 acres at the foot of Mount Diablo that once included an ambitious plan to create a Blackhawk-like luxury home community from Roddy Group LLC, a partnership that includes ex-rodeo star and longtime cattle rancher Jack Roddy. What do you think of the decision to turn the Roddy Ranch land into a regional park?

Email your response to bnews@bayareanewsgroup.com. Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence. Not all responses will be published. Note: Please respond before Monday.