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Textbooks: A road is INFRAstructure
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by Jay Green, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Jan 29, 2016
I am a resident of Pleasanton and I hold a Masters degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Environmental Planning. Lately there has been a lot of controversy regarding the definition of a road as a "structure" and how that relates to Measure PP. With my degree and years of experience, I can affirmatively say that a road is NOT a structure. I have heard referendum supporters mislead residents by claiming that future traffic cannot possibly be connected to their neighborhood because roads are structures, which supposedly violates Measure PP. But this is contrary to the textbooks -Â Â All roads are classified as infrastructure, much like pipelines or electrical wires. Examples of structure includes homes and other buildings.
Think of it this way: Infrastructure connects structure.
You canâ€™t change the definition of structure in order to divert traffic into another neighborhood.Â Â Truth isn't convenient at all times, and residents in Sycamore Heights and Bridle Creek need to recognize that definitions don't change to suit their particular interests. If we are going to change definitions around, where does it end?
Measure PP protects Pleasanton from further development of any homes or structures on slopes greater than 25%. It does this beautifully and simply and we not need a $247,000 referendum to do the exact same thing.