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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - December 14, 2012

No more housing on Pleasanton's hills

For years, hillside preservationists have sought rulings to keep housing off the steep slopes in and around Pleasanton. Their campaign started in earnest when plans were being made in the 1970s and 1980s to build residential and some commercial projects on the Pleasanton Ridge. With those plans finally scuttled, work began to draft similar legislation to protect the rest of the Ridgeland and the hills in southeast Pleasanton, including hillside protection language that was part of the city's 1996 General Plan. Measure PP, approved by voters two years ago and ratified and strengthened by the City Council last month, now completes that work, banning hillside development on or close to slopes with a 25% grade with few exceptions.

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