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Pleasanton Council OKs plan to allow another 2,200 high-density housing units here

Original post made on Jan 6, 2012

Facing a packed meeting room but with almost no objections, the Pleasanton City Council approved a final plan Wednesday night that will allow 73 acres in various parts of the city to be rezoned for high density housing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 6, 2012, 8:00 AM

Comments (22)

Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

A link to the proposed sites map please?


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

Web Link

This is the agenda, with links to attachments.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

This is the attachment with maps: Web Link


Posted by Bill, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Ben Tarver is certainly turning over in his grave.

The rest of us long time residents are shedding a tear for what once was a nice little town.

As one commentor said earlier, bye bye Pleasanton.

Next in line will be Stongeridge Mall II coming to you after Alameda county sales the fairground property.


Posted by Rev. James Percival, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Jan 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

It's best to move ahead with progress rather than resisting it.

Mike


Posted by Bill, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Progress? The type of mandates being shoved down our throats is not progress. It is the reverse of progress. It defies what makes America special.

Mike you sound like a lemming. Just merrily marching over a cliff because everyone else is.

Progress is taking the Lead out of gasoline. Progress is not packing people so tightly together that we become another black hole of Calcutta.


Posted by Proud attendee, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I'd like to see the final map.....the link came up thread aborted city passwords, etc,...NO info. I know it destroys the East side, so all map makers must suffer for that assult.

And please don't tell me the county is messing with the fairgrounds again (or still). Is that the doing of our illustrous new county supervisior. The Alamada County Fair in Pleasanton has been winning national award regularly for most of the last 10 years. It is absolutely the cleanest, and best attended....full of shade trees. We get the best vendors because we can draw record attendance...for 17 days.......better and longer than most STATE fairs....the only 17 day one in CA. So best vendors think it's worth their time and cost to set up here. Contra Costa has a dusty, tiny, fair of 6 days I think. Top vendors don't bother to set up there. We have a number of air cond bldgs,etc. etc A relocated fair would stoop to Contra Costa standards.
Clowns like Perata have been trying to get it in the Oakland area for years.. that would be the end of a NATIONALLY AWARD status fair. Alameda County would LOSE bigtime to RElocate the fair, and would forevermore LOSE money. A giant step to obilvion.


Posted by Gail, a resident of Parkside
on Jan 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Oh terrific. My property backs up to Site 13. Just the other side of the canal.
Do you suppose the city will be building us a nice HIGH sound wall so we don't have to look at the goings on in the back of apartment buildings.
Somehow I don't think so.
I don't know why they even allow people to speak at the council meetings. They never listen to anything anyone says. They just do what they want to do.
I've lived here since 1977, grew up in San Ramon. Have watched the building of more and more houses.
Let's see how many people we can cram into Pleasanton.


Posted by Pedro, a resident of Civic Square
on Jan 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Interesting how the links at the City move around. Here is the agenda page: Web Link However, when you click on January 4, which included a series of attachments that provided the maps, the link takes you to an agenda for January 10. I've posted quite a few links and never had this problem before.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Looks like an "oops".


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

You can always go to the "Home" of the City's Laserfiche website and find everything, and I mean everything. Web Link


Posted by Wes, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jan 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

Bad taste, Pedro. Strong racist connotations, as censors Stacey and KR so astutely point out.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

Wes, Anyone can click on "objectionable content."


Posted by Dianna, a resident of Downtown
on Jan 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

Does everyone understand that this is only the beginning? Pleasanton will get additional housing requirements every year.
There will be the equivalent of another town of all very high density on the east-side of Pleasanton. The land has not been publicly discussed yet, but if you look at the aerial it is a lot of land that will be zoned high density residential.
It is sad that no one feels it is worth speaking at the public meetings when the council majority has made up their minds.
Get ready to be asked to pass more tax measures to pay for this unmitigated growth.


Posted by Bill T, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

In the name of quality journalism, can these articles please INCLUDE A DIRECT, EASY TO ACCESS, AND UNBROKEN LINK TO THE ACTUAL REZONING MAP DISCUSSED. Thank you.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Bill T, I did email the City Clerk, but I don't expect any corrections to be made before Monday.


Posted by Teri, a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Jan 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

Go to Web Link. Select 06 Attachment 19-20-21-22 (page 2) for the map. Good luck.


Posted by Teri, a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:19 am

Sorry...should have mentioned in my previous note...select 2012, then select 010412. You'll see the attachment near the bottom.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Come on Jeb, how many times to people have to ask that links to the pertinent city information be provided in the storyline? No mention that this is on the consent calendar and can be approved with one drop of the gavel either. From the city council agenda: "Items listed on the consent calendar are considered _routine_ in nature and may be enacted by one motion." Emphasis mine . . . how is this topic routine?

For tomorrow's meeting: Web Link

For the January 4 meeting: Web Link


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Sorry, put the above on the older of the two stories! Teri already provided the links on this thread.


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