LOTS OF NEWS FOR PLEASANTON VOTERS
September 4, 2015
CITY SURVEY RESULTS
The City of Pleasanton recently funded a public survey, and the results were no surprise to those of us that just fought the East Pleasanton Specific Plan. This survey was designed to provide feedback to city leaders across a wide range of topics. Readers of www.PleasantonVoters.com could have saved them the money. In both formal and open ended questions top concerns were:
· Too much growth and development
· Education and public schools
· Too much traffic on city streets.
Preset questions highlighted that the drought is on everyone’s minds, the public feels safe in Pleasanton, this is a great place to raise a family and traffic congestion on freeways is serious.
The Survey was completed by an outside firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin Metz & Assoc. (FM3) calling 726 residents last June 2015.
Click here to see the Survey results on the City’s website
YOUR VOICE NEEDED - CITY COMMISSION & COMMITTEE OPEN POSITIONS
Pleasanton is currently seeking applications to fill vacancies on a variety of commissions and committees. The City Council is accepting applications for the following vacancies:
Civic Arts Commission, Housing Commission, Human Services Commission, Library Commission, Youth Commission (Middle School Member), Economic Vitality Committee
Click here to find out more and apply for one of these positions
WHAT’S CAUSING SINKING SOIL
Zone 7 determined that pumping from their Mocho Wells 3 and 4 is not causing the soil subsidence occurring in the Gates neighborhood. The City of Pleasanton is now independently working with residents to understand what is going on with subsidence concerns in the Gates neighborhood. We are watching this closely and will pass info along when it becomes available.
EYE ON THE EAST SIDE
Another development is being proposed by Ponderosa Homes. They are asking the City Council for a General Plan Amendment on the Centerpointe Presbyterian Church property off Valley Avenue. The site is zoned “Community Facilities” and includes a church and school. They want a rezoning to build 27 single-family homes on 4.23 acres. The recent city survey confirmed that Pleasanton residents see growth and development as a major issue affecting our traffic, water and schools. So why are we rezoning for more houses when we already have 1800 units approved but not yet built? Ask your City Council members email@example.com
READY FOR 8,700 NEW NEIGHBORS IN DUBLIN?
As reported in The Independent, the Dublin City Council has approved the building of 8,700 new homes, yet to be built. Since we share the same water source and transportation infrastructure we should be aware of these plans. Zone 7 has taken a position that they have all the water needed to provide for this new development and this development is not being curbed by the drought. If this concerns you, contact Boni Brewer firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website for other contacts is www.zone7water.com and their phone number is 925 454-5000.
WATER RATES GO UP AS SUPPLY GOES DOWN
Both Zone 7 and the City of Pleasanton are considering increasing water and sewer rates. Zone 7 has held one public meeting and will be holding two more currently scheduled for: Wednesday, September 16, 7 p.m., regular Board meeting; and Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m., regular Board meeting. For more information about upcoming Zone 7 meetings click here. The City of Pleasanton will be holding an upcoming Public Workshop on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM at 5353 Sunol Blvd, Senior Center Classroom. For more information on the City's plans click here.
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We residents behind Pleasanton Voters are now turning to educate and engage residents about these remaining issues. Stay tuned for more information.
Pleasanton Voters has well over 1,000 residents on our growing email list. Hundreds of you have shown up at City meetings, written letters, shared information with your neighbors, and helped support this grass roots organization.
Kelly Cousins, President
Al Exner, Treasurer
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary
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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.
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