Preserving Pleasanton's Planned Progress

We need your help to STOP MASSIVE SPRAWL in Pleasanton - The BIGGEST Residential Development EVER in Pleasanton

 5/20/2015 UPDATE:


* On May 19, 2015 the Pleasanton City Council voted 3:1 to immediately halt all processes associated with the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the EPSP


* 1 or 2 additional meetings will be held by the EPSP Citizen's Task Force for the purpose of determining their final recommendation to the City Council


* In June, 2015 the council will review the recommendation by the Task Force, add their own feedback or ideas, then craft ballot language for an "advisory" vote by Pleasanton Voters


* On November 3, 2015 the Pleasanton Voters will go to the polls to vote to "advise" the City Council to either continue the planning and EIR process for the EPSP, or to stop and put it on the shelf for a unknown period of time.


FUTURE ACTION: Between now and November our goal is to ensure that every Pleasanton voter understands what is at stake in this important ballot measure so that they can cast their vote with a full understanding of the facts.   We will keepo this site up to date with new information as it becomes available.  When encourage voters to seek input from multiple sources and will try to site our information sources to ensure accuracy. We trust that well informed Pleasanton Voters will make the best choices for the future of our city as they have consistently done in the past.


YOU CAN HELP US BY:

  • Sharing the costs of  our communication efforts.  We expect the developers and those with financial interests in an East Pleasanton development to spend massive dollars to sway voters to their position.  Help us balance the message by donating to Pleasanton Voters through PayPal.
  • Volunteer to help us - please contact us and we will put you on our volunteer list.
  • Stay informed, check in with this website, contact us...and share the information with your friends.  Word of mouth is the best method of communicating!




HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROPOSED EAST PLEASANTON SPECIFIC PLAN (EPSP)

1.     The base/preferred plan is for 1300 new houses; 1.6 million sq. ft. of industrial/retail space
2.     Creates a 4-lane extension of El Charro Road from Stoneridge Rd.at HWY 580 to Stanley Blvd.
3.     Includes expansion of 112 acres outside of the voter-approved Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)
4.     Plans include some homes and a school, within the Livermore Airport Protection Area!
5.     Encroaches on Zone 7 land critical for drinking water storage and flood control.  Just say NO.

HERE'S HOW THE PROPOSED EPSP WILL IMPACT OUR CITY
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SCHOOLS:    - 1300 NEW students (per PUSD Demographer’s report April 2015)
                        - Developers may offer a K-5 school
                        - No capital money for our cash-strapped middle schools or high schools
TRAFFIC:      - Will create a traffic nightmare with 29,000+ new car trips per day on Pleasanton Streets
                       - Encourages cut-through traffic from southbound drivers on 580, Dublin and San Ramon                                       - 1300 new homes will create traffic logjams on First St, Valley, Bernal and more.
WATER:         - Pleasanton taxpayers are spending $19 million for recycled water/purple pipe systems so                        - YOU can have more drinking water, not 1300 new homes.
                       - This is not the time to add to our limited water supply problems.
HEALTH:       - Our valley is  “non-attainment” for national and state ozone levels, and small particulate standards.
                       - Located near noisy and dirty industrial gravel mining companies, in use until 2040+.

THE EPSP IS POOR PLANNING FOR PLEASANTON BECAUSE IT:
                        - Isn’t required by state or regionally imposed housing unit requirements (RHNA)
                        - Ignores our voter-approved Urban Growth Boundary (Measure FF in 1996)
                        - Creates unsightly SPRAWL
                        - Violates the intent of our General Plan to provide a buffer between Cities


What can you do to help?
·      Tell your friends and send them to our website:  www.PleasantonVoters.com
·      Collect email addresses and forward them to us via our website’s “contact” area   

·      Like us on Facebook
·      Subscribe to NextDoor.com and select “share with all.” Tell your neighbors about the City’s meeting.
·      Email/write your concerns to the Planning Commissioners:   mhoey@cityofpleasantonca.gov
·      Email/write your concerns to the City Council: citycouncil@cityofpleasantonca.gov
·      Send Letters to the Editor:                   
                        Weekly: editor@pleasantonweekly.com
                        Independent: editmail@compuserve.com
                        TriValley Times: skhanna@bayareanewsgroup.com

 

 www.PleasantonVoters.com is a non-partisan group of Pleasanton residents with the goal of educating Pleasanton voters about new and massive development projects that may negatively affect our City.  We have defined goals of preserving ridgelines and open space, protecting our voter approved Urban Growth Boundary, and retaining the best qualities of our City for future generations.                                     

Working to:

  • Protect our Urban Growth Boundary
  • Preserve Ridgelines and Open spaces
  • Retain the best qualities of ourcity for future generations.  

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