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Council talks downtown, Chabad Center, state housing bills at jam-packed meeting

Original post made on Apr 17, 2019

It was a whirlwind meeting for the Pleasanton City Council this week as city leaders, stakeholders and residents debated several big-ticket items over nearly six hours until the clock ticked past 12:30 a.m.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 2:32 AM

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Posted by Patriots
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:25 am

Again, I ask the city leadership to make building Costco a priority! It appears that the overwhelming approval by us to build a Pleasanton Costco has received little action by our city council. Why?

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Posted by Robert S. Allen
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Jobs, similar attractions, and parking should be the prime uses of land near transit stations outside the metro core - far more than housing.

A transit user has more options from home to station than from station to destination, including one's private automobile. Station to destination needs to be walkable or have good local transit connections. Ample parking lets homes be much farther - even miles - from a transit station.

As land values rise, surface parking can go into structures to accommodate other uses without razing homes and disrupting communities.

Stress parking, not housing, at BART stations.

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Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm

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@ Patriot,
There was a lawsuit brought by former Councilmember Matt Sullivan: Web Link

Instead of going to court and delaying the project even further than it's already been delayed by referendums and lawsuits, the council decided to redo the EIR. I believe (emphasis on 'believe') the report will be ready in early June.

Until then it's at a standstill.

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Posted by John B
a resident of Happy Valley
on Apr 17, 2019 at 7:28 pm

With so many housing bills in the pipeline at Sacramento, I am not sure any one taking a building proposal to City for any thing is a smart move. Some will pass and some will not. Surprisingly, no one talks about how housing can be made affordable to middle class in the range.

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