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Mr. Schmitt and his Neighbors
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by Rules? Who needs rules?, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Aug 22, 2014
So the neighbors in Rosepointe don't want him to add on a second story. He can get away with it just as the former owners of the blue house on First Street. No permits, no variances, not built even close to the CA building code. But they built it anyway and no one from the city raised a finger to stop it, despite ongoing protests from neighbors while the structure was under construction. Then after it was built and illegally occupied the city council (led by Hosterman) voted to allow it to stay -- without even bringing it up to code! The building inspection department vetoed that part and it did have to be brought to code. But it remains as built -- less than 12 inches off the lot line and 22 feet taller than allowed without a variance. (PW you can validate everything here in past council minutes)
So I say -- build it and city rules be damned. It worked for First St and it can work for the Schmitt's. We don't need no stinking rules.