Hosted Candidate Forums:
PleasantonVoters.com hosted and co-sponsored these forums along with Friends of Livermore and Dubliners for Change, local citizen groups concerned about maintaining the quality of life in the tri-valley.
Hosted a Pleasanton Unified School Board Candidate Forum at the Pleasanton Library
PleasantonVoters.com tracked the progress and reported the council's approval of 87 high density 2 and 3 story homes to include 30 apartments for Sunflower Hill special needs adults on Stanley Blvd.
PleasantonVoters.com endorsed a referendum which was supported by 5500 residents and went to the voters on June 9. We believed the development violated the integrity of Measure PP (Pleasanton’s Hillside Protection Ordinance). Ultimately 43 single family homes on approx. 19.9 acres were approved (down from what was once 100 homes) with the rest of the 174.8 acres dedicated as permanent open space.
PleasantonVoters.com notified residents that the City Council majority approved an amendment to the General Plan to rezone land currently owned by Centerpointe Church on Busch Avenue for housing. Pleasanton encompasses 15,000 acres but just 65 acres were zoned Public and Institutional (P&I) for schools, religious centers, recreation and community facilities. There had been a long battle against Ponderosa Homes to preserve this property as P&I.
More than 900 residents were concerned about the lane reduction on Owens Drive across from the Pleasanton BART station near Hacienda. We encouraged Pleasanton residents to voice their opinions about options to reconfigure the lanes and possibly add another lane on east bound Owens Drive between Willow Road and the Iron Horse Trail crossing. The City Council majority voted not to add another lane.
PleasantonVoters.com in a survey of residents found that a majority of respondents were concerned about rapid housing growth. Approximately 92.5% agreed that school overcrowding, traffic, and water supply should be carefully considered by city leaders before approving more housing development.
In line with our mission to preserve the voter approved Urban Growth Boundary (UBG), PleasantonVoters.com supports maintaining the UGB which protects Pleasanton’s quality of life, environmentally sensitive areas such as Ridgelands and the Southeast hills, and prevents urban sprawl.
The General Plan is the official document used the City decision-makers and citizens to guide the long-range development of land and the conservation of resources in Pleasanton.
Alerted residents about significant water rate increases..