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Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of Stay the Course San Ramon will be this week:

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 PM
Wedgewood Banquet Center
9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon

In particular, we will discuss the proposed “steering committee: and its function.

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Julius Kahn III October 26, 2016, 8:27 am

    I will be out of town and unable to attend. You have my full support.

  • Ruth Rydbeck October 26, 2016, 10:46 am

    Thank you, Joe!

  • Stephen Nault October 26, 2016, 12:23 pm

    I am an ex paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and understand the risks involved with jumping in behind enemy lines, still I am concerned about holding any type of meeting at the given location. Why ? Thank you for your help in answering his question. San Ramon library or Senior Center may be more appropriate.

    • Joe Parsons October 26, 2016, 12:57 pm

      That was my thought as well–until I learned that the banquet center is a concession with no connection to the owners of the golf course other than that they pay rent there. It’s expensive to rent a space for 250-300 people. My understanding is that the owner of the banquet/wedding center gives it to us for free. We have taken up a collection in past meetings to pay the young people who stay late to clean up the room.

      • Corey October 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

        Did you receive my comment from yesterday? It was sent successfully. Thanks — no reason to post this one

        • Admin October 26, 2016, 4:06 pm

          Corey, it appeared in the post “Where we are now.” Any comments you make will appear immediately.

  • Michelle Podany October 27, 2016, 5:08 pm

    I can’t make tonight’s meeting, due to a previous commitment, but look forward to updates

  • David Chippero October 28, 2016, 1:51 am

    Just noticed late this afternoon a fence was put up behind the 13th green on Pine Valley and Blue Mound. It extends all the way across the opening with no gates. A golf cart would not be able to pass. Is closure starting already?

    • Geoff October 28, 2016, 10:41 am

      The fencing on the back nine is for the construction work that will enhance part of the course as a riparian habitat. The riparian habitat is being made in a land trade with the Faria Preserve Project (the development behind Home Depot) to meet environmental requirements. Since Faria Preserve eliminated some riparian habitat the builder (Cal Atlantic) had to make up for it elsewhere. Cal Atlantic made an agreement with the prior SR Golf Club owner and got the various government agency approvals. The plan calls for planting 19 trees and 3,247 shrubs on the course and Cal Atlantic is paying for everything.

      Additional info here:
      http://staythecoursesanramon.com/index.p

  • J. Glabner October 31, 2016, 1:24 am

    Well, that’s good news. I guess it is going to be difficult to bulldoze a government-mandated riparian habitat (whatever that is.)

  • Charlie Quickert December 1, 2016, 8:37 am

    The letter from the developer is confusing me on why I would not agree with him. Maybe if I knew exactly where the 180 new homes would be built it would help. Does anyone have a conceptual plan of what the developer would actually build? The course has always had an abundant amount of “unused” space. By this letter of his, it looks like he will improve “our” golf course, pool and clubhouse and raise home values. I hate the idea of change but if a plan such as this could keep him from closing the course it would be well worth looking at.

    ISSUES

    -Aging clubhouse and infrastructure
    -Labor and water bills not sustainable
    -Declining golf play
    -Not economically feasible for the long term
    -Closure is imminent

    OPPORTUNITIES

    -Preserve over 115 acres (89%) as improved and permanent open space
    -Limit development to less then 15 acres (11%)
    -Keep in place 18 hole golf course, driving range, club house and pool
    -Invest millions of dollars back into the infrastructure, irrigation, drainage, landscaping, the golf course, the pool, open space and the clubhouse
    -Insure that the 115 acres stays green for generations to come
    -Add additional amenities for the community to use
    -Cap on unit count (no more then [sic] 180 units)
    -Restrict development to 55+ (no impact on schools and very traffic impact)
    -Development plan affects very few existing current views of homeowners
    -Limit height to no more then two stories
    -No apartment or condo buildings
    -Prevent closure of the course and the issues that go along with closure such as fencing, brown grass, vagrancy and crime for years to come
    -Preserve and increase existing home values
    -Complete community input and involvement in the entire process

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