Emailed: January 21, 2016
Lund Ranch II Referendum
We support signing the referendum to bring the Lund Ranch II project to the voters of Pleasanton, and here’s why.
Referendums and citizen protest have largely contributed to what Pleasanton is today. Without them, the spacious 318-acre Bernal Community Park, still under construction, would be a housing development with 1,900 homes on it. Without the Oak Grove referendum we would be looking at 51 large luxury homes instead of 562 acres of bucolic green hills in southeast Pleasanton. It was also citizen involvement that pressured the current city council majority to abandon the East Pleasanton Specific Plan and the construction of 1,300 new houses.
The current signature gathering to put the proposed Lund Ranch II project to a vote of the residents of Pleasanton is just that---the opportunity for you, as a Pleasanton resident, to weigh in on a project that will have a long range impact on the future of our city. We have studied the project and made a site inspection and determined that it does violate the integrity of Measure PP (Pleasanton's Hillside Protection Ordinance). Passage of a referendum would allow more discussion to take place, which could result in a smaller development that is in compliance with Measure PP.
For this reason, we encourage you to sign the referendum and allow Pleasanton voters to decide whether we will defend the integrity of Measure PP. For more information, please visit www.SavePleasantonHillsides.com.
All 5,500+ Pleasanton voter signatures must be turned in to the city by February 3, 2016, so time is very limited. Signature gathering is taking place at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown Pleasanton, in front of grocery stores, and other locations.
Kelly Cousins, President
Al Exner, Treasurer
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary
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Kelly Cousins, President/Treasurer
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary