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Pleasanton council to decide fate of Taco Bell with drive-thru project

Original post made on Apr 20, 2020

The Pleasanton City Council is set Tuesday to make the final call in a disagreement between the Planning Commission and city staff over a Taco Bell with drive-thru project proposed for Rose Pavilion.

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Comments (13)

Posted by Rett
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:51 pm

As one who drives down Santa Rita Road from I-580 East, coming off the freeway is difficult enough without having cars whose drivers are attempting to negotiate getting immediately into the right hand turn lane following (but more times "at") the merge onto Santa Rita Road to drive into a drive-thru Taco Bell. Taco Bell that exists there is already available to serve customers its low grade fare. If an exception is made for Taco Bell, how many more fast food joints are going to demand the same accommodations? I suspect, too many. Leave it as it is please.

Posted by Priorities
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2020 at 7:09 pm

Instead of our P town Mayor and City Bureaucrats even considering a drive-thru into areas not zoned for drive- thrus, first address the citizens and residents and business owners that elected them, as to a real timeline when we are going to open up ALL businesses. The Mayor needs to ADVOCATE for us to the Power Grabbing Socialist Governor that is trying to bankrupt us all like he and the Democrats did to this State.

Posted by Pleasanton resident
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 21, 2020 at 5:48 am

Drive by Hopyard and Owens lately, around lunch time. The drive thru lane to that chicken sandwich place goes out the parking lot down Owens and around the corner into Hopyard. That area is a hazard at lunch time! PPD needs to be there controlling the street Circus! You would think that if you have to spend 1+ hour in a car, in a drive thru lane, you would think about trying to learn to pack a lunch and take to work with you, but apparently that is too much work for some people. They would rather idle and get their junk food fix. Pleasanton officials should take that as an example before deciding on yet another junk food drive thru in town.

Posted by Factfinder
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 21, 2020 at 5:57 am

This "power grabbing socialist governor" had this state at a $10 billion surplus before this virus started and his quick and decisive action has kept the most populated state in the union in tremendous shape when compared to other states. Why the rush to reopen with no treatment, vaccine or widespread testing capabilities? Listen to the experts, not partisan yahoos.

Posted by Wrongwayfriend
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 21, 2020 at 9:25 am

10 billion surplus with 1 trillion in unfunded liabilities isn’t a good job. Newsom doesn’t deserve any pats on the back, sorry comrade. And He hasn’t done a thing for the citizens in this crisis....we the people are the ones making all the sacrifices.

Posted by Bob
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:37 am

If the drive-thru is built, it will be a traffic/parking nighmare with the Trader Joes taffic/parking adjacent to it. Besides, I bring my cars to the Oil Changer, where the Taco Bell will be built. Keep the Oil Changer open.

Posted by mlavagnino
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:39 am

I hope they would learn something from the Chick-fil-A.

Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:44 am

Bob, the oil change building is vacant. Nothing there to keep open

Posted by Bob
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:48 am


Whoops! My last oil change was back in December. Got yo find a new place.

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

If you want to stir the pot and throw a lot of money at this project to shut it down then change it from a proposed Taco Bell drivethru to a Costco gas station, stand back and watch the fur fly !!

Posted by Margo
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Apr 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Taco Bell does not need a drive-through at this location which is a busy parking lot already. Existing zoning that prohibits drive-thru businesses and the Climate Action Plan need to be given priority in consideration of this request by Taco Bell for a PUD modification. Any modifications to existing zoning that would negatively affect the air quality in the Tri-Valley should be denied. Our valley is a geographic bowl and therefore has limited air circulation which allows smog to accumulate. Our city staff, which is educated in zoning issues such as this one, has recommended that this request by Taco Bell be denied. Planning Commission members, who are not educated in zoning matters and are appointed by the Mayor, should be more receptive to the staff reports on such issues. Residents health and traffic circulation issues should be given priority over consideration to a zoning change that would primarily benefit one business owner.

Posted by Karen
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Apr 21, 2020 at 4:54 pm

What’s the big deal? This is not chick-a-fil “sandwiched” inside a screwy parking lot with bad access, no queuing, and right on the freeway. . This center has Essentially a dedicated lane from the freeway. Drive thru makes It easier for parents with kids and those with mobility issues. The Proposed location within the center is just fine. Of course no one complained or protested The Starbucks drive through which sounds like a double standard to me. Get the City sales tax and my super burrito From the safety of my car at night.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 21, 2020 at 8:54 pm

I’m fine with a drive through.

I agree Newsom is not a good Governor for the state. He’s failed to address the homeless situation, he’s failed to address the pg&e/cpuc problem (and only compounded it by supporting activists interest), failed to address education, and instead takes on divisive initiatives like sanctuary state politics.

Now, clearly I don’t think he’s done well, and agree/disagree with me on how he’s handled the covid situation (I hate we don’t have clear reasonable “this is what we have to have done and here is how we get there criteria” ) but I will credit him for taking action and not waiting for the fed to dictate action. He deserves credit here.

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