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Livermore downtown redevelopment debate heats up again

Original post made on Aug 1, 2022

The contentious Eden Housing project planned for downtown Livermore continues to spur debate after the city's decision to not process a referendum petition to overturn the revised developer agreement recently approved by the council.

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Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 1, 2022 at 10:27 am

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Bottom-Line, We do not have the water resources for this project or any others at this point. Let be heard at the ballot box!

Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 1, 2022 at 10:48 am

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"The bottom line is" governments have to abide by the law.

Posted by V
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 1, 2022 at 12:44 pm

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To Willy, dense housing without lawns is extremely water efficient! The sprawl caused by single family homes, which requires driving everywhere and watering individual yards is extremely environmentally inefficient.

The data backs this up, the environmental cost per person in dense cities is much lower than in the suburbs. Adding apartment buildings to Livermore where people can live more affordably and help the environment is a total win-win.

Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2022 at 2:28 pm

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Concerning the Eden Housing Referendum item

Let Livermore Vote. 8,000 Livermore citizens signed petitions to qualify the referendum giving city voters a voice on the location of Eden Housing. The city should be respecting the process and allowing a vote. That represents nearly half the usual voter turnout.

There is no legal, moral, or ethical basis for the council to override Livermore citizen constitutional rights to petition the government. Your city council overreach of power is noted. And, the captured City Clerk should be returned to an elected post placed above paycheck pressures of the City council and staff, freed to carry out their duties of office unhampered.

Rich Buckley
Livermore, CA 94550

Posted by JJ
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 1, 2022 at 8:47 pm

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Those who fail to see that population growth and climate change are two sides of the same coin are either ignorant or hiding from the truth. These two huge environmental problems are inseparable and to discuss one while ignoring the other is irrational. Population matters

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