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Survey about Oak Grove

Original post made by Karen, Vintage Hills, on Nov 16, 2009

Did anyone else get a phone survey about Oak Grove and the City Council/Mayor? My friend was called and was asked a long list of questions about OG and more. I heard there was even a question about, "Do you like the Pleasanton Weekly?"

Guess the developers are already ramping up for the election when we get to say if we want OG or not. You can bet they will have no problem spending big money to get those 12,500 sq. ft. houses on the ridges.

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Posted by George
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:52 am

I got called but I thought that was still in court. Can anyone catch me up on the latest? Can we say NO to hillside houses or what they have been calling Mega Mansions?

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Posted by fact checker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Beware of false information! NO HOUSES have been approved. The development plan for Oak Grove had lot sizes and what is called an FAR. (Ratio of the size of the house to the lot) It is NOT the same thing as the size of the house. If it stands, every home will have to go through the planning commission and the city council. Some people collecting signatures misrepresented the development.

This was started by people who live up there and don't want the rest of Pleasanton to have access to the 500 acre park approved! No houses would be visible, the plan does not call for them to be on top of the hills.
The lot on the very top of the hill is owned by the guy who was chastised by the Fair Political Practice Commission for not disclosing the money he spent on ads. He did not want it because it would ruin his view. Oh yes, based on PP, this person could build a huge house visible to everyone in town because he is exempt from the ordinance. That is, if he could get it through planning.

Be informed!

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

Dear Fact Checker - the questions still stands... Did anyone get a call for the survey like my friend?

Yes, I understand this is a development of custom homes with each individually going through the planning process. This is normal for all custom homes to go through the process (nothing special just for OG). I have also seen the plans and most of the roads and building sites are on ridgetops. Many of the sites/pads were formed by significant grading by earth moving equipment. Thereby removing the rounded hill tops and forming flat pads.

Oh about the 500 acre "park", can I play soccer, baseball, or can my son skateboard at the "park"? If a "spark" lights up the "park" and the bright new shiny fire truck comes out, who is paying for the firemen? What happens when the truck gets old and we need a new one?

If the rich guy on the hill wants to build a single house on the hill, that is okay with PP & QQ. If the Lins want to build a single house on their land and look at his house, that is okay too.

Just curious... anyone get a call for the survey?

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Stacey is a registered user.


Still trying to redefine the word "park" to suit your agenda? I think you should lobby the State and Federal governments to remove the word "park" from "National Park Service", "Easy Bay Regional Parks", etc.

And no, no calls at my house.

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:53 am

Maybe we should call it a dirt trail.

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Posted by rich
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Sounds good Karen. Maybe you should rename Yosemite National Park as 'That Big Bunch or Rocks.'

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