The Lins have spent over $1 million in campaign contributions to foist their sprawl developments on us.
How? Because through their local proxies, the Lins, who are Taiwanese land speculators, sued the state to overturn the Political Reform Act's ban on those living overseas from contributing to local ballot measures.
Hong Yao Lin spent a whopping $440,000 to oppose a Tri-Valley initiative to prevent ridgetop houses and on slopes greater than 20 percent. And prior to that, Lins spent over $500,000 on ballot measures for Kottinger Hills and massive subdivisions in East Dublin.
To silence the voters, when Pleasanton citizens started an initiative to prevent ridgetop houses and on slopes greater than 25 percent and to referend Oak Grove, Hong Yao Lin spent $37,841.07 to stop signatures from being gathered with a political committee run by Hosterman's and Cook-Kallio's campaign consultant and Jerry Thorne's treasurer.
Now the developer is bombarding residents with fancy PR-created mailers, letters and telephone calls with false information. They are even trying to fool voters saying the Oak Grove monster mansions are on flat land and not on the ridgetops. Not true! Don't believe the developer's web of deceit.
On June 8, Vote No on Measure D.