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California Court of Appeal to rule on Oak Grove/Lin family lawsuit

Original post made on Feb 28, 2013

It's now up to a three-judge panel to decide if the Lin family had a valid contract with the city to build 51 homes on land the Lins own above Kottinger Ranch in a project called Oak Grove, or if, as the city claims, the Lins did not.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:58 AM

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Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

And with this judgement my friends the rights of property owners to develop their legally-designated-for-development property for financial gain has officially been squashed.

The Founding Fathers would be so proud of you all.

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Posted by Victor
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

You know, I have to agree with Mr. Geeneyuss above. The power of the crowd/mob sometimes gets a bit much. City Council basically punted because they couldn't take the heat from the NIMBY or whatever crowd, and as I recall, the Lins offered the city a pretty good deal after scaling back their plans significantly. I like the ridge and the view of the hills, but hey, they had a deal and they did things right and were treated unfairly IMHO.

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Posted by Lawsuit crazed Lins
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Perhaps after this final appeal the Lin Family and James Tong will get it - the Citizens of Pleasanton don't want mega mansions on their view hills.

And Mr. Geeneyuss, the land is zoned 1 house per 5 acres spread all over the mudslides, unstable slopes, red-legged frog and more. That was not the plan that was brought to the City.

Destroying land and buying off elected officals seemed like a good idea until the Citizens had a chance to weigh-in. Dublin is starting to come around too, and they have also had enough of the Lin Family land barons.

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