Final neighborhood meeting tonight on East Pleasanton Specific Plan

City Council to decide May 19 whether to continue planning process

A final neighborhood meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight in the Pleasanton Civic Center for the public to comment on a draft Specific Plan on possible land uses on largely undeveloped land in east Pleasanton.

The 1,110-acre site is east of Valley Avenue and extends north of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the Livermore city limits.

The purpose of the Specific Plan is to guide and coordinate the basic land use pattern, development and design, roadways and other public infrastructure, environmental protection, financing, and implementation requirements for development of the area.

The meeting, to be conducted by the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force, will be held in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.

This meeting will be held in advance of a City Council discussion on May 19 about whether to continue the planning process in light of the current water shortages in the state.

The current draft of the Specific Plan is available on the City's website at

For more information, contact Shweta Bonn, the city's Senior Planner, by phone at (925) 931-5611 or by e-mail at

If you would like to mail your comments regarding the Draft Specific Plan, send them to:

Shweta Bonn, Senior Planner, City of Pleasanton Planning Division, P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

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18 people like this
Posted by Come and be heard!
a resident of Ironwood
on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

Absolutely I will be there and I hope the Mayor and Council come too. I want them to hear directly from us that we don't want this mega project. It takes me 20 minutes just to get to 680 and 40 more minutes to get to San Jose. If this project comes to Pleasanton --- lord help us all. Do any of these guys commute to the south bay to go to work - I don't think so. Why would they ruin it for us their voters?

If they won't listen and cancel the whole project permanently, then maybe we should get rid of them all. How could anyone say they represent the citizens with crazy ideas like 1300 new homes. Wrong - really a stupid idea.

Come and speak up - these guys are the only way to stop the project and they need to hear from their voters.

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Posted by Swimmer75
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

Hope the City Council completely halts the planning process for the East Pleasanton Specific Plan! The EIR Plan should be stopped now!! Perhaps we should build a beautiful rock quarry park there, instead of putting 1,300 homes on this land!!! We can keep the current Chain of Lakes for water storage, and also beautify the surrounding land.....

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Posted by Chandra N
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:59 am

The link in the above article - Web Link shows the page doesn't exist.

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Posted by TomBombadil
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 29, 2015 at 6:56 am

Scroll to the bottom of this page Web Link

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Posted by Save water so we can build more houses
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

Is there anyone on the city council or planning commission who reads the newspaper or watches TV news? Are any of you aware that we are in a drought? I realize the city leaders don't really care about anyone but real estate developers. But even real estate developers must drink water at some time. We don't have enough water for the existing houses, let alone 1300 new ones. Stop this lunacy!

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a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:32 am

YES, we are lucky to have a home in Pleasanton - BUT NO MORE BUILDING IN THE PROPOSED AREA.
I remember when we first moved to Pleasanton that the quarries would be closed soon (40 years ago?) and that the quarries would be filled with water and a few homes would surround them.

Like everything else - all promises - so let's just have water quarries and outdoor activities in the area.

Can't be at the meeting, but I hope council will listen to the public who voted them into their offices.

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Posted by neighbior
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:34 am

Pleasanton does not need any more house.

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

As usual, the council only thinks of the developers ! You would think that they are getting a kick-back from them !!! Our drought issue is critical and the drive on 680 is tough without having more people move into this town. Try listening to the concerns of your residence for once !!1

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm

I will be unable to make this meeting tonight. Do not let these presenters focus on the eastside plan. The audience needs to be presented the total impact of all developments, not just from this one area alone. There are over a 1000 residences being built right now! The impact from these residences and the residences planned for the eastside need to be taken in total. When you do this there is a huge impact to transportation, schools, and water.

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Posted by Barry
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I was "invited" to the private sales presentation from the Developers involved. Very slick salespeople.... But... I expressed my concern that the Developer UNDER may have estimated ONLY (235) new elementary students to our already over-crowded school system did they did not address the Middle and High School issue.

I asked them about the Middle/High School over-crowding issue and the Developer just brushed off my question and said and I paraphrase "We give you some money and the Schools will have to deal with it"!! Very short and curt and on to the next question.

It was obvious that they DID NOT CARE about our City's QUALITY OF LIFE!!!!
Stop the EIR NOW and replace the 1300 home plan with something like open space recreation and WATER storage!!!

Traffic is becoming a dangerous MAD MAX trip at times around the new Stoneridge extension. We have ONE Fatality on Stoneridge (The flowers are out at the site of the death.

We are losing the Pleasant in Pleasanton as we speak.

Give 'em HELL tonight!!

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Posted by MTCH
a resident of The Knolls
on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

I think we should rename Pleasanton. "South Dublin" seems quite fitting. SMH.

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Posted by Joan
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

235 elementary students added...oh sure! Just like Summerhill in their original plan for almost 200 units tried to say it would add 65 students.
Do these people really think we are stupid enough to believe this.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

There is Not enough water...stop this building many will want pools etc. or at least a moratorium on building!!

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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

There is plenty of water for homes and businesses. Stop growing the water intensive crops at farms in the central valley and we'll have plenty of water for the rest of us.

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Posted by Jtjh
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 30, 2015 at 5:57 am

Jtjh is a registered user.

Does anyone seriously believe that the developers will not get what they want in the end? When it comes to planning, the instances when He Who Pays the Most does not win are few indeed.

There may be public meetings (rescheduled, if it seems that protest-attendance will be high). There may be delays. The developers may make a few, very possibly pre-planned concessions, to give those who object the impression that they have achieved something. "Resistance is futile." For money talks and in the end, victory will go to the developers.

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