Vote "no" on Measure D so that developers follow normal city review processes, not a wired "Council consensus" first special process that Charter Properties/Lin asked for on Feb. 17, 2004, when they requested their "clustered house sites along accessible ridges" proposal circumvent the normal city review process.
The "sham 'public' process" has resulted in three City Council members favoring building luxury mansions on ridgetops. Can they not read city reports/topographic maps to figure out the mansions are in fact on ridgelines? Or are they so swayed by the developers' campaign contributions that they'll attempt to fool Pleasanton voters into thinking that the mansions are really on the flatlands?
The truth, from the Feb. 17, 2004, city report: "The main east-west trending ridge which separates the headwaters of Kottinger Creek and Mission/Sycamore Creeks continues to its highest point near the easterly boundary of the Kottinger Hills site, and smaller ridges/swales run northerly off of the main ridge. The site is quite visible from the valley floor, contains numerous small creeks/drainageways, and is the northernmost expression of the mixed blue oak woodland/grassland which extends southerly over the Mt. Hamilton range."
Save our ridgelines. For no destruction of ridgelines, vote "no" on Measure D.