I have just received the following from Ryan James, a local homeowner. I am posting it here with his permission.
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Questions or comments?
Is anyone clear on who we should vote for to make sure the Hollywood developer that bought the course doesn’t have a voice in our City? Since there hasn’t been any formal proposal submitted to the City (yet), the candidates can’t really comment on how they would vote, but from what I can infer the two incumbents, Phil O’Loane and Scott Perkins, seem to be our best bet. The Contra Costa Voter Information Guide came in the mail last week and I noticed O’Loane and Perkins wrote personal narratives. The narrative for Sabina Zafar appears in the third person and doesn’t mention anything about Open Space. Is this an indication that Sabina is backed by the developer and he is managing her campaign? Perhaps a stretch, but then I noticed last week that candidates posted/attached signs to the iron fencing behind the 13th green of the golf course along Pine Valley Road between Thunderbird and Blue Mound. All these signs were subsequently removed except for one…Sabina Zafar. I haven’t seen anything written or posted for the final candidate, Susmita Nayak. I don’t know any of these candidates, all I want to know is who will protect San Ramon Open Space, particularly the golf course. Does anyone have more definitive facts on who to vote for?