Beware! Multi-million dollar homes on the Oak Grove ridges will not be paying their full share of expenses. Here's why:
* School Fees: By law, future homeowners must pay mandatory school impact fees, but they fall short. Operating school fees come from the state on a "per student basis," called ADA for Average Daily Attendance. Schools get the same ADA for all students, and it is not enough. We ask kids to sell wrapping paper, cookie dough, magazines, etc., for more money, but it is not enough. More students mean even more shortfalls for the schools. Vote No on D.
* City expenses: We'll pay for more firemen to keep their homes safe due to the high fire danger region. Plus we need more police, librarians, planners and road repairs. We will need more coaches, fields and pools for kids to play football, baseball, swimming and soccer. The income from their taxes will not begin to cover the total city costs. Vote No on D.
* Carbon footprint: We teach our children to conserve resources, save water, gas and electricity, or just walk. This development is a giant black carbon footprint on our earth. Resources to build and maintain huge mansions are a staggering. Vote No on D.
This development was approved before Pleasanton's ridgeline protection in 2008. Delays were due to legal bullying by the landowner. We fought and won, so now you have the opportunity to vote No on Measure D/Oak Grove.