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Report of Steering Committee Meeting

This provides a brief recap of the Steering Committee’s Meeting earlier this month.

  • I recapped a meeting I had with a couple of City Council members. The reason for the meeting was to let them know about the Steering Committee and to open a line of communication.  They have not received anything from the owner.
  • We will need funding support from outside resources to effectively run a campaign to protect our interests. Two local realtors have already pledged to support our efforts with donating a portion of the proceeds of every sale in the neighborhood.  Big thanks to Joe Norton of Alain Pinel and Cindi Hagley of J. Rockcliff!
  • Good ways to draw attention to our cause and show support are yard signs and banners.

yard-sign

They are available at Vista Print.  The above sign costs about $17 that includes a stand.  You can order it or other options on their site:  sanramon.biz.vistaprint.com.

  • We discussed a Mission Statement and discussed various recommendations. We will fine tune the recommendations for our next meeting.
  • We are moving forward with forming an LLC. This will provide a legal entity for collection and dispersal of funds as well as liability protection.
  • We will continue to seek environmental agency support.

News reported after the meeting is that completion of the Faria Reserve Project on the back nine may not be completed until February or later.  This is just an FYI as it is has nothing to do with the new golf course owner.

John Adams

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Pete Domingo December 15, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Does anybody know what the city ordinance on noise? Today at 6 AM, they starts mowing the grass with possibly the loudest mower they have to either annoy or send a message to homeowners around the golf course. Any information or advise is appreciated. Thank you.

  • Susan Thomas December 15, 2016, 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the update!

  • Sharon Souza December 15, 2016, 10:12 pm

    Thank you for the update.

  • maria maxfield December 16, 2016, 2:18 am

    Good idea on the yard signs. We’ll definitely order one. Thank you for spearheading our cause and coordinating a committee.

  • Bob Smith December 16, 2016, 11:43 am

    Hey Folks, I’m a little concerned about a couple of points from the Steering Committee Meeting, as follows:

    1. Why do we need a campaign? The elections are over. At this point, do we really need a public awareness campaign? I think we’re better off with word-of-mouth, than signs and whatever else is involved with a campaign.
    2. So this is the first I’ve heard of a campaign. I take it the Steering Committee came up with the idea. NOTE: I appreciate each and everyone of you that is serving on the Steering Committee, but I thought it was made clear that our best option right now is to do nothing. As stated by a land use attorney, we hold all the cards. The land CANNOT be developed. There may be a time down the road when we will need funding, but I personally don’t think it is now.

    This is one man’s opinion. Thank God we still live in a free society. Feel free to agree to disagree, thanks 🙂

  • kim December 17, 2016, 8:18 am

    San Ramon Ca code of ordinances B6-101
    Business and residential relationships
    Maintenance by power equipment in area between business and residences is prohibited between 10 pm and 6:30. Am and 10 pm and 8 am weekends and federal holidays.

  • Laura December 18, 2016, 5:42 am

    Thank you for the up-date

    I understand the Faria Reserve Project was in the works for awhile. But, if the new owner has a tendency of letting golf courses go brown, not keeping them up why spend all that money from the Faria Reserve Project on the golf course now?

  • Laura December 19, 2016, 7:42 am

    Thank you Admin for your response. I realize the money is from the Faria project. Also, I realize using the money on the golf course was decided upon a while ago. I just don’t fully understand why the developer/city whoever decided on the project continued with it after knowing that the tendency of the new golf course owner is to close down golf courses, put of chain links and let the golf courses deteriorate.
    Hopefully, his actions doesn’t have a negative impact on the work being done right now on the golf course through the Faria Project.

    • Geoff December 20, 2016, 4:57 pm

      My thinking (I don’t have proof one way or the other) is that when the golf course was bought the Faria Project riparian habitat was already a done deal and was already set on what was bought. Since the habitat was approved by the various agencies like the Army Corp of Engineers then the Faria Project gets what it needs out of it and what happens later they don’t really care about. There could be protections that the land gains as a riparian habitat but I haven’t seen any evidence to that. It is also possible that if the habitat is fenced off it might no longer qualify but since that has yet to occur the agency that might have a say can’t do anything yet.

  • Admin December 19, 2016, 10:32 am

    Posted for Robert Smith, who was having problems posting (posted by Joe Parsons, admin):

    Hey Scott, I tried 3 times to put the below comments under the Steering Committee Meeting report. The last two times I got an error message stating that I already posted these, but they don’t appear. Can you help?

    Robert J. Smith
    5th green SRGC
    __________________________________________________________
    Hey Folks, are there Steering Committee Meeting notes that are available to the Stay the Course supporters? I’m a little concerned about a couple of points from the meeting as reported.

    1. Why do we need a campaign? The elections are over. At this point, do we really need a public awareness campaign? I think we’re better off with word-of-mouth, than signs and whatever else is involved with a campaign.

    2. So this is the first I’ve heard of a campaign. I take it the Steering Committee came up with the idea. NOTE: I appreciate each and everyone of you that serves on the Steering Committee, but I thought it was made clear that our best option right now is to do nothing. As stated by a land use attorney, we hold all the cards. The land CANNOT be developed. There may be a time down the road when we will need funding, but I personally don’t think it is now.

    This is one man’s opinion. Thank God we still live in a free society. Feel free to agree to disagree, thanks 🙂

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