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Real Estate Petition Circulating

We’re not sure what’s behind this, but we have had reports from a number of homeowners around SRGC that there have been some people gathering petitions for something regarding real estate development.

When I heard there was someone at a card table at WalMart asking (rather aggressively) for people to sign a petition, I thought I’d pay a quick visit. He didn’t appear to be your basic, know-nothing signature gatherer, but I did manage to get a few photos:

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  • Leslie Lea June 15, 2016, 4:25 pm

    It looks like this particular initiative is for the Faria Development projected to be built up around Crow Canyon and Bollinger. I just heard today about this initiative wanting to add Senior housing, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities to that proposed development

  • Thomas F. Mullican June 15, 2016, 5:09 pm

    It appears that the petition is making an honest effort to put an initiative on the November ballot to control the master plan of the city of San RAmon. This Bollinger development is only one issue….but we wonder if it could affect our SRGolf Course down the line to our benefit??

  • SallyAnne Andersson June 15, 2016, 6:25 pm

    I’m pretty sure the petition at Luckys on Sunday had different numbers…~700 down to ~350? But I do believe it was also for Faria preserve. Hopefully this is not a farce to flood us with petitions that seem ok & slip one in about the golf course.
    The pics you attached are a slide show so it was difficult to read, does this appear to be good or bad for us?
    Thanks
    SallyAnne

  • Gary Johnston June 15, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Seems that the Faria development has taken a new tack. The developer there appears to be trying to sweeten the pot to induce the city to reconsider. Since the underlying issue has a developer trying to overcome local resistance meshes with the general plan and land use there might be mutual interests at play. It would appear to worthwhile to see if there may be a way to coordinate campaigns and utilize common interest. Worth a pursuit.

  • Frank June 23, 2016, 10:03 pm

    I have some info (from other chat group) about the petition.
    Here is the gist:
    -It’s from Robert Klingner.
    -Objective: spread the “affordable housing units” to other parts of San Ramon. The slogan “Limit Growth San Ramon” maybe misleading the public.
    -Current plan=10 apartment bldgs, total 302 units, 200 of these are “affordable housing” units.
    -New plan=restrict development to 5 apartment bldgs, total 180 units, all are high end apartments rented at market value, no “affordable housing” units.
    -In exchange for the favor, the developer will contribute $50k per unit ($9M total) to the city’s housing program.

    Big Question: is the City of San Ramon still meeting the “affordable housing” requirement overall after the elimination of 200 affordable units off the Faria Preserve project? If not, where will these units go? The current owner of the golf course will love to take them and put them in the golf course. The City Council and residents from every other neighborhoods in San Ramon will want us to take them. You see the connection?

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