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Councilman postpones hearing scheduled for tonight on Lund Ranch housing plan

Original post made on Oct 20, 2015

A public hearing scheduled for tonight on a bid by Greenbriar Homes to build 50 houses on the now-vacant 195-acre Lund Ranch II site in the hills south of Sunol Boulevard has been postponed, at least for two more weeks.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:54 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm

If Pentin's residence is cause for postponement, wouldn't it be appropriate to mention his location. How close to this area does he live???

Posted by Step down
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm

If it is close, he should step down. This project is headed to court most likely, and if his vote is steeped in possible bias, he should not be allowed to vote.

Posted by preservemeasurePP
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Oct 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Mr. Pentin has behaved honorably in agreeing to the delay. However, there is a conflict of interest as Mr. Pentin does indeed in fact live in one of the neighborhoods potentially affected by the Lund Ranch II development (Mission Hills/Ventana Hills area behind Raley's). This is especially troubling as another council member, Mr. O'Connor, has had to recuse himself from voting (Mr. O'Connor lives in the Sycamore Hts/Bridle Creek area).

Hopefully the FPCC will make a fair assessment of the situation. Anyone who has any personal stake in the decision should not be allowed to vote

Posted by Dave
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Oct 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

The council should stop the Lund Ranch II development. If it's reconsidered, it should be several years after the traffic, schools, and water issues are resolved for the Tri-Valley.

Posted by MeasurePPTrumpsAll
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Oct 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

If this Jerry Pentin turned out indeed lives too close to be unbiased, that would explain why he voted so vehemently based on his bias and preference before.

He totally disregarded Pleasanton voter approved Measure PP, which should trump all. His vote caused the 2-2 tie before and as a consequence changed the whole course and plans thereafter.

This guy is a disgrace that he didn't excuse himself before and will only bring the law suit and bad name to the city council. We should remove his previous votes from the record and revisit what's voted before on this issue.

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Why do we even bother passing measures like PP to save our hillsides when later down the "road" it gets by-passed and the developers get their homes! We should have zoned that property for churches like at ironwood--- oops that didn't work either, big dollars buy the planning commission every time

Posted by Jim Van Dyke
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

Hey 'MeasurePPTrumpsAll' (and any others), it is cowardly for you to criticize our volunteer public servants by name, when you hide behind anonymity. Please add something to the conversation, and do so with your real identity if you are going to call out others--including those who put in countless hours with no compensation--by name.

(And yes, I've used my real name in this communication).

Posted by Vicki LaBarge
a resident of Mission Park
on Oct 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

There are opinions being shared on here where the authors know nothing about the issues. Lund Ranch II always had a planned exit through Sunset Creek. Those of us that live on Junipero should not be forced to take an additional 500 yep 500 cars a day. This will be in addition to new cut through traffic from the apartments going up on Bernal/Valley, so that number becomes 1160 additional car trips a day down a street never intended for this much traffic. It put small children at the park at risk. This is a very important topic and people need to remember why we voted for PP. I was one of those voters and never was a road connector considered as part of PP.

Posted by Bill C. To Jim VD
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

Dear Jim;
Your elected officials get compensation (though not a lot) and health insurance. Anyone who tells you they work for free or volunteer their time is not being honest which is the whole point of this thread.

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