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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 12, 2013

GUEST OPINION: Paving the way for hillside destruction

City staff wants roads on steep slopes, defying General Plan

by Anne Fox

"Restrict construction on terrain with slopes greater than 25%," says the Pleasanton General Plan adopted Feb. 9, 1976. Thirty-seven years later, Pleasanton city staff continues to ignore this directive.

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--Anne Fox is a former Planning Commissioner who signed the ballot arguments in favor of Measure PP that included "massive grading of hillsides .... a mile long road spanning the top of many of our Southeast Hills." She co-wrote the hillside/ridgeline protection portion of Measure PP with a former planning commissioner and drafted the text that became the first three lines of the hillside/ridgeline protection portion of Measure PP.