The City has been working to develop a "Specific Plan" for the open land on the eastern side of Pleasanton. In the coming months the City will be presenting a plan to rezone 1,110 acres of currently open land (with the exception of the transfer station) to allow for major development. This planned rezoning and development includes both an expansion of our Urban Growth Boundary of 112 acres, as well as the use of reclaimed quarry land in a manner expressly contrary to its intended use as open space and a buffer of separation from Livermore.
We oppose changing the usage of this land for several reasons:
June 19, 2015
UPDATE: CITY OFFICIALLY STOPS EAST PLEASANTON DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Tuesday evening, June 16, the City Council voted 3:0 to stop the East Pleasanton Specific Plan.
This is a historic victory for Pleasanton residents. While Council member Karla Brown consistently opposed this development plan, which ranged as high as 2,279 new homes from the outset, each time continuing the EPSP came to a vote all other Council members voted to continue this plan.
It was the residents of Pleasanton who turned out by the hundreds to express their opposition to this massive development in our already resource constrained city that ultimately caused the City Council to vote to put it on the ballot. Knowing they had a losing cause if the residents got to vote, the land owners pulled the plug on continuing to pay for any further EPSP planning costs, which led to the Council agreeing to stop the entire process and put it in "Deep Freeze" until, at earliest, the drought is over.
Our city still needs to digest the 1,700 new homes approved for construction as part of the State mandate, most of which are currently in the process of being built. And Dublin has 8,787 MORE homes approved for building that have yet to be built. We have more challenges to come as our demand for water increases, more children come to our overcrowded schools, and much more traffic further clogs our streets.
Right Now: Pleasanton leadership is planning the East Pleasanton Specific Plan (EPSP) of up to 1430 new residential homes and 1.6 million square feet of new commercial development. Plans show part of the project will be located on over 100 acres outside of our UGB!
We think the majority of Pleasanton residents would NOT support this HUGE project, which is not required by any outside agency – and is being pushed by Pleasanton’s own elected officials. Please help us educate you and other residents by giving us your email address for future updates, and pass along the emails of others that may be interested. The power to protect Pleasanton is in our own hands.