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UPDATE: Pleasanton council set to delay hearing on Chabad Center appeals

Original post made on Feb 19, 2019

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to postpone its public hearing on project plans for the Chabad Center for Jewish Life after one of the appellants asked that the meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday night be instead pushed out to next month.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 18, 2019, 3:38 PM

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Posted by Free The Masons
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:04 am

It seems like our years of Masonic debauchery has cast a shadow on all that follows.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm

As usual, NIMBY is at work. Did the Millers really buy property next to this alternate use property and think it should be run like a 2000 sf residential home? I’d be proud to have these neighbors and would respect the fact that I purchased my little piece of heaven with surrounding businesses present. Years ago I owned a home under the south bound flight path of Dulles International Airport. The Concord flew by twice a week. But I had the intelligence to know that I couldn’t expect to meet with the airport authority or FAA and try to negotiate some agreement over how and when they should fly in that airspace.

It’s simply absurd .
Get over it and be neighborly.
Or move.


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Posted by David
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Feb 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm

David is a registered user.

Nice of the City to try to find a balanced solution but this is now ridiculous as far as Staff time, taxpayers expenses for all that time writing reports and having meetings and just plain dragging it out so everyone is so unsettled.
I would think Hopyard Road traffic noise alone would be more of an impact to the opposing resident. Besides, who would monitor all of those restrictions? The door and window police? The pre-school police? The code enforcement team who will undoubtedly be called regularly every time there is a wedding, religious celebration or special event? And if the code enforement officer has a day off, taxpayers spend more to have our police officers investigate.
Despite good intentions, the policy and rule makers have become mired and can’t see the forest through the trees.
Approve the Chabad with reasonable but common sense regulations with minimal restrictions. Otherwise, the City should build a police sub-station nearby to deal with constant complaints.
Hint, the resident next door must be holding out for something to improve their property and then sell. Who would otherwise go through this parade of absurdity


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Posted by John
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:12 am

Haha what a joke. Because Hopyard road is not a heavily used road, and not loud at all.. right. It would be nice for the area to receive a facelift that these new plans would allow for. Speaking for myself, I would much rather enjoy seeing a remodeled building/facility rather than what is currently there.

Also, noise complaint from the preschool and/or events. How loud can preschoolers really be with all doors and windows closed while in use along with limited access to recess. On top of this, noise from events would be limited due to having events only during designated days/times. Seems reasonable that an event can take place between city noise ordinance time period.

Seems there is more to this than a noise issue. I sense it has to do more with who/what organization is requesting the expansion rather than the actual noise issue.. which is sad because it's merely an ask to expand community involvement capabilities, and adding more space for those to come together with good intentions.


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Posted by My opinion
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

My opinion is a registered user.

There would likely be no real opposition if this rabbi had not been such a loud, obnoxious and inconsiderate neighbor at his previous home. This was well documented by many former neighbors who are all greatly relieved to have him gone from the neighborhood.

It seems that if the City was ready to proceed and he keeps postponing it he should be held accountable for all of the costs to the city.

Since he wants it to also be a day care facility does anyone know if he has bothered to bring the property up to code? A previous report indicated that he was doing construction without permits and attempting to coerce the city into allowing the day care use without proper safety items.


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Posted by David
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Feb 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm

We go to another synogue in Pleasanton. There is too much conflict surrounding this rabbi, chabad activities and the neighbors. Many neighbors have also protested several church expansions in the past as well.


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Posted by Jane storey
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm

I'm told he really wants to build a residence there. Tax break????


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