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Pleasanton Council OK's 48-home development on Lund Ranch II

Original post made on Dec 2, 2015

Despite threats of law suits and several demands to continue the public hearing for a fourth time, the City Council voted 3-1 last night to allow a developer to build 48 upscale homes in Pleasanton's southeast hills with access roads slicing through two heavily populated neighborhoods.

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Posted by Brown Act Violations galore
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:29 am

I believe the District Attorney General needs to investigate the Brown Act violations that have occurred during the last two weeks.

1. No revised Developer plans were posted to the city's website 72 hours in advance of the meeting or even an hour before the meeting. The city council members Olsen, Narum and Thorne apparently met with the developer and had phone calls and meetings among themselves and the Chamber of Commerce to come to a consensus motion.

2. When Olsen and Narum were discussing who would read the pre-prepared motion there was a discussion among themselves as to who should read it. How obvious are comments like "do you want to read or do you want me to read it?" They apparently had a pre-prepared motion in front of them in writing which indicates that they met with each other outside of the public meeting to come up with the motion.

3. This was so obviously a situation where the Brown Act was violated that the District Attorney needs to get phone and cell phone records of Narum who apparently convinced Olsen in the last two weeks that a road is not a structure even though two weeks ago he stated for the record that a road is a structure.

Posted by Patriot
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:04 am

Let's remember this at election time

Posted by David
a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

The traffic situation is obviously more dangerous in Ventana Hills than in Sycamore Heights. I thought the only barrier to routing all Lund Ranch II traffic through Sycamore Heights was Measure PP. Not only was Measure PP ignored (which I'm fine with in this case), but more traffic will be going through Mission Hills Park area, which is already unsafe. This is an unjust decision.

Posted by Yup
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

Ah, Angela--the Chamber's Political Consultant Whiz from a couple of elections past, Zone 7 Boardmember representing Greenbriar! Follow the Campaign money Pleasantonians, follow the money.

Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

To the Pleasanton Weekly-

Do you proofread the articles you post to your website? There are so many grammatical errors in the article, it is difficult to read. Please have your copy editor do a more thorough job of proofreading.

Thank you,

A Concerned Reader

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:58 am

48 houses! This is so scary!

You people crack me up.

Go do something useful with your time.

Posted by Angry and Betrayed
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:58 am

I voted for PP and did not attend the meeting last night, and opted instead watched from my easy chair at home. This council is placing large walls, a bridge or culvert within 100 ft of a ridge. I don't agree that a road is not a structure, but these other structures are clear violations of PP.

One speaker told of promises the made during election time that are not broken. Who did we elect?! Time for a recall cuz if these people can't follow a simple measure like PP, what are they doing to the rest of the city when no one is watching?

Toss the Flip Flopping liars out.

Posted by Ptown fan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

@BobB-we get it. You are not concerned about increased traffic, over crowded schools, etc..that these homes and big box stores will bring to Pleasanton. There really is no need for you to constantly mock the concerns of others.
Personally, I am not happy with the direction that the City Council is taking with this decision and the one they are considering with the rezoning on Johnson Drive. New homes and apartments are popping up everywhere in Pleasanton. Nevermind the traffic and destruction of green space, what about the crowding in our schools?
I am paying very close attention now so I know who NOT to vote for in the next election!

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

BobB is a registered user.


Maybe go work in a soup kitchen or volunteer to help with the homeless. Do something useful. It may help with your anger.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

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Overcrowded? Let's hope they improve, just as they have in Dublin with the influx of highly motivated students and involved parents. Test scores have improved greatly because, and will do so here too.

Traffic? Just makes me laugh. 680 and 580 have traffic at rush hour, but a lot of that is just coming through. 49 houses won't have any effect on that.

Big box stores? I like big box stores. Why don't we have a Costco? Or a Target? I've worked directly with more that one big box store providing software consulting services, and would like to see them succeed.

Posted by sknywench
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

sknywench is a registered user.

FINALLY A DECISION! I have followed this as well as the failed Oak Grove development for years. After reading the staff reports and knowing the area, I can say that 48 new homes will not cause the decimation of hillsides nor cause traffic impacts that residents fear. I appreciate the community involvement but the process should not be this long. Tax money is spent to cover City Staff time. I drive by the new apartments on W. Las Positas and keep remembering how the neighborhood there thought that development was the end of the world. It turned out nice and the sky didn't fall. THANK YOU to the councilmembers who voted for approval and spent their time analyzing the matter without letting politics get in the way.

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