I recently wrote a letter opposing Measure D due to the City Council's irresponsible approval of the Conditions of Approval and the Development Agreement without them being vetted carefully by the Planning Commission.
Here are just two examples from the Development Agreement (which is in the voter pamphlet):
* Section 6.05(c) Prohibits the City from any "Limit or control of the location of buildings, structures, grading or other improvements of the project... ." The zoning administrator and Planning Department will be powerless to modify anything (placement, orientation of buildings etc.) in this project that the developer disagrees with.
* Section 6.05 (i) Prohibits the City from imposing "...any condition, dedication or other extraction not specifically authorized by Applicable Law." This prevents the Planning Department from making any changes that the developer does not agree with. Basically, it grants carte blanche to the developer once this project is approved.
So much for each lot being individual approved.
In my opinion, conditions such as these would have never made it past the Planning Commission and should have been brought forward for public review. By approving this document and overriding the Planning Commission's disapproval of this project, the City Council majority has done a great disservice to the Citizens of Pleasanton.
Vote No on Measure D.