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New Civic Center Project

Original post made by Pleasantonian, Downtown, on Mar 19, 2017

Do we need a new Civic Center? (1) The current estimated cost of the proposed new Civic Center is up to $200 Million. (2) The City Buildings, Police Dept. and Library (and potentially, the School District), will relocate to the Bernal Community Park, if passed by voters. (3) If a vote is passed to allow this move to the Bernal Community Park, the existing City property (and potentially, the School District property) will be rezoned to commercial/residential and sold to developers. (3) Developers will then be allowed to build MORE housing (possibly, HIGH-DENSITY housing) on the existing properties (Bernal & Main and, potentially, Bernal & First Street). Conclusion: Our City can’t afford $200 million for this project as currently proposed (or justify the added benefit of a new library at that price tag), we do not need to lose the Bernal Community Park property, and, most importantly, we do not need the potential for MORE HOUSING (especially ANY type of density housing) added to our Downtown area or City.

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

Flightops is a registered user.

The city council needs to take 2 steps back and do a reality check and the local citizens need to wake up and make sure this nightmare doesn't happen. Put the city offices in trailers on bernal property, expand the library( after school daycare center) put a parking garage on 4 million dollar lot that WE just bought from from S. F. Water district, charge Ace commuters for parking, expand the police dept and hire more officers with money saved by not building the Taj Mahal for the city employees then turn the rest of the downtown space into a community park.

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