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Pleasanton council debates housing site inventory, again postpones final vote on list

Original post made on Feb 3, 2022

An anticipated vote on a final site inventory list for Pleasanton's next Housing Element update was delayed again after the Pleasanton City Council agreed on Tuesday to not make a final decision until a special meeting next week.

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Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

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Again, the subject of an Amazon distribution center, to be built in Pleasanton, was brought up at last night's council meeting.
All voters in Pleasanton should have a say on this ever happening.


Posted by Mica
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Feb 3, 2022 at 10:53 pm

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Having a 24/7 Amazon facility puts numerous big rig and delivery trucks onto Valley Avenue and the closest Stanley Ave and Santa Rita Rd intersections which have high traffic volumes in the City. Connecting the streets to El Charro only increases both commuter and truck traffic.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Feb 7, 2022 at 9:44 am

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Pleasanton had the chance to shape the development of East Pleasanton and prevent something like the Amazon distribution center. The specific plan committee was shelved years ago by the "no development" crowd though.

Local control means being proactive in planning, not responding reactively to whatever large property owners decide to do. Local control means steering the ship, not getting surprised when the huge waves slaps it about.


Posted by Erlinda
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 7, 2022 at 10:02 am

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Putting an Amazon facility in Pleasanton by Stanley Ave. and Valley Ave. would release more carbon emissions because of the San Francisco outlet that’s close by plus the 580 highway traffics would be horrendous. Plus the facility is only a mile and 1/2 from the schools zone and it’s already traffic in schools zone between 7:00 am to 9:45 am. I would not want those students to breath more carbon emissions, especially to those students who are walking to schools. There are three schools in between Stanley Ave. and Valley Ave. and Santa Rita Rd.
If people don’t need to drop off students in this schools zone please avoid at this certain time.


Posted by John B
a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 7, 2022 at 10:22 am

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[removed] Every city needs to be part of housing development and build more houses, other wise our free ways will be crowded and pushing people to move to Tracy, Lathrop etc and even to other states. Even if you wish, your sons/daughters will not be here, to take care of you. Plesanton RHNA plan is not done well. It has few high density projects and are generally worse for the traffic rather than small distributed projects through out the city. Pleasanton city should make objective requirements simpler to build cheaper houses. City needs more SFR's for families not high rise apts. Any ideas how to do this...SB9 is a great tool to that extent but our councilors made it agonizingly very difficult to use. Take care and stay happily..


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 7, 2022 at 11:28 am

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Carbon Dioxide CO2):

The human population in Pleasanton may well produce more CO2 than an Amazon facility. The average human produces 556 pounds of carbon dioxide a year simply breathing. Occupants in high density housing may produce as much CO2 as an Amazon facility.

Human habitat in addition to breathing, also produces 19.80 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year. CO2 is plant food. Rising CO2 levels enhance crop yields. Rising CO2 enhance productivity in natural eco systems.

CO2 is necessary to bake bread.
There is a long list of positives CO2 provides our environment.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Feb 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm

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The main reason Amazon wants to build here is because everyone here uses that service. Where are they supposed to be? Literally cutting emissions by being closer to their customers!