Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 16, 2010

Letter: Half truths for Measure D

Dear Editor,

I, like many of you, have received letters from Fred and Tanya in support of the Oak Grove project. Do not be mislead by their smoke, "Pie in the Sky," half-truths. Please read "the rest of the story."

* Oak Trees - we all love those grand giants. If approved, Oak Grove - check out the name - will chop down 115 of these giants just for roads. Would you like to see a couple hundred more whacked down? No me!

* Now, the grading maps show that 42 feet will be cut from the ridge. How's that work for you?

* This whole mess could have been avoided by the City Council. Pleasanton voters passed items PP and QQ in a recent election. Both of these severely restricted what could be developed in those hills and ridgelines. The City Council could have rescinded this approval of this project and it would be finished. Are they listening to the people?

* Fred should give this land to the East Bay Regional Park District, take a tax write off and forget it. In land speculation, you win some and you lose some.

Join me in rejecting the Oak Grove project. Vote No on D.

Paul Ebright

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