PERMISSION TO ENTER THE CEMETERY GROUNDS IS CONDITIONED UPON YOUR AGREEMENT TO AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE CEMETERY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS
From the Rules and Regulations:
• Contrary to public perception, MVC is a private non-profit cemetery providing mortuary and cemetery services to the public. Unlike other open spaces in Oakland, it does not receive any public or church funding. Costs to host the public, such as security, events and trash collection, are borne by plot owners.
• While Mountain View Cemetery and the plot owners recognize that the majority of the public were respectful of the graves and surroundings, before the Covid mandated closure to the public, MVC and the families of the those buried at MVC, suffered negative consequences of its generosity—everything from vandalism, to speeding vehicles, loud pipes and music, dogs unleashed running across plots, dog owners failing to pick up their dog’s poop, and litter from picnics.
• In the year since closure, the families of the interred, have enjoyed the quiet, peaceful serenity of the cemetery, and they, the owners of Mountain View Cemetery are not in favor of re-opening to the public. Through this pilot program, MVC hopes to reassure its customers that the serenity of cemetery can co-exist with re-opening to the public.