Use a City-led Community Engagement Process
JOIN ~1,200 OTHERS BY 130PM ON TUESDAY, 4/25/23! TAKE 30 SECONDS TO TELL THE CITY: COMMUNITY VISIONING FOR THE PLEASANT HILLS GOLF COURSE SITE SHOULD BE CITY-LED, NOT DEVELOPER-LED!
Use the form below to send an automatic email to the San Jose City Council to tell them that the city, not by the developer, should lead the community engagement process for development on the 115 acre former Pleasant Hills Golf Course site.
~1,200 community members demanded city-led community visioning if the city voted to approve a last-minute exception for private recreation and open space areas citywide. On December 6, the City Council voted to allow such development. Thanks to community member input, the Council asked the Planning Department to present a community engagement process recommendation. Planning Department staff have recommended a city-led process instead of a developer-led community engagement. Link to staff memo. Link to memo from Mayor Mahan and Councilmembers Candelas, Ortiz and Foley.
Take 30 seconds to tell the City that the community engagement process should be city-led, not developer-led, and that future plans for this site should include dedication of a significant percentage of the site for public open space. Use the form below to automatically send an email to the City Council. You may add a personal comment. The text of the email is below the form. You will receive a confirmation email.
TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL
Dear City Council,
I join 1,200+ community members, who have emailed the City since this topic was raised, in urging you to use a city-led community engagement process for any development of areas zoned Private Recreation and Open Space, including the 115 acre Pleasant Hills Golf Course site.
Use a city-driven and very robust community engagement and visioning process like you are doing for sites a fraction of the size. The city and community should drive that process, not the developer. Please also ensure any future plans for this site include dedication of a significant percentage of the site for public open space.
You may not use my contact information for any purpose other than to respond to my concern regarding the topic listed above, nor may you share my address with any other organization(s) or individual(s).
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