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Neighbors' angst shows as they confront one of their own

Original post made on Aug 23, 2014


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Posted by Community advocate
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I understand the Planning Commission did not "deny" the permit request but "continued" the motion since Mr Schmitt's plans all were within code and current zoning requirements. The neighbors need to work it out.

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Posted by Liberal view ruins it for everyone
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

REALLY ! These people who are against this are fools. Its the same people that think they are above leash laws, stopping at stop signs while riding their bike, using other people's front yards for their dogs restroom, and lets not forget traffic laws in front of any of our schools. Its this type of mentality that has the whole country despising the democrats.
Have you seen the drawings ? Street side shows high roof line with dormers and nice finishes. Nothing over the top or too out of place. Older homes need updating, this house is 40+ years old. Those of you with your stick your nose in everybody's business attitude, should look at your so called leader's track record of ruining this country. If you haven't noticed
it already, you will, the liberal view ( the one seen with this home improvement )is declining. And as with this home improvement, when it's your home, you will justify you getting your own way and disagree with the liberals.
For the record, let it be said. This project WILL go through and on that day the liberals will show their TRUE COLORS, what they are doing now is nothing. Wait for the inevitable childish behavior, the calling card of all
liberals and democrats. Can't wait till this project is completed.

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Posted by Troll Grader
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I applaud the effort: A-

The content needs more attending to if it is to be found compelling: D+

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Posted by Rules? Who Needs Rules?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

All these people need to do is build it without any permits and they will be able to keep it. The Hosterman city council made that the de facto law when she allowed the blue house on First Street to keep the illegal and non-permitted two story garage with the illegal rental unit above it. No permits, no variances and not built to code. The only thing the new owners had to do was bring it up to CA code so if these people just build it to code to begin with none of the rest will matter. Hosterman set the precedent for that.

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Posted by Concerned neighbor
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

The project was not denied rather is was continued for up to 60 days. This project should have been approved the first time by Planning Commission. The owners are within the zoning requirements and even provided story poles for everyone to see. The roofline is only increasing by about 7 feet not to mention the neighbor whom says their view of the ridge would be blocked already sits 4-5 higher, so it's only a net 2-3 higher than the neighbor. Not to mention a fine upgrade to the neighborhood and will increase my property value. All pleasanton neighbors in favor of the addition please email city planner Jennifer Wallis at Please help to update our neighborhood.

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Posted by NastyNeighbor
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

This is totally wrong. They are within ALL zoning requirements and are being put through this due to a nasty neighbor. I say you don't want me to build? You should have bought my lot too..
BOO nasty neighbor!

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Posted by Chood
a resident of West of Foothill
on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:49 pm

If the plan is within city guidelines, it needs to be approved. There are numerous two story homes within the Rosepointe neighborhood. Sounds like Charles Mayer is out of touch with reality. What is this town coming to when a homeowner cannot improve their own home. Not to mention, it sounds like the Schmitt's are long tome neighborhood residents. Unbelievable.

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Posted by Get a Realtor
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

Move for heaven's sakes. Find another home that is bigger and allows for a larger home without alienating the neighbors. The idea of buying one house and living their forever is fine, but don't try to change it and expect everyone to be okay with that.

Relocate to a 2 story neighborhood and find some new neighbors that are okay with you peering into the backyards.

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