No Taking Open Space w/o Community Input

JOIN OVER 250 OTHERS! TAKE 30 SECONDS TO TELL THE CITY: DON’T TAKE OUR OPEN SPACE WITHOUT COMMUNITY INPUT! 

Please take 30 seconds to send an automatic email to the Planning Commission and San Jose City Council to tell them not to mess with the General Plan to allow a developer to convert Pleasant Hills Golf Course by making an exception and without community input.

The old “Pleasant Hills Golf Course” land in East San Jose, across the street from Lake Cunningham, is under consideration for development via a policy change instead of a visioning process. Tell the City not to mess with the General Plan to allow a developer to convert Pleasant Hills Golf Course by making an exception and without community input.

The proposed significant policy change would allow a developer to convert Pleasant Hills Golf Course with no clear process or plan for meaningful engagement by the community in visioning the future uses of the land.

Use the form below to automatically send an email to the Planning Commission and City Council. You may add a personal comment. The text of the email is below the form. You will receive a confirmation email.

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    TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL

    Dear Planning Commission and City Council,

    I join over 250 community members in rejecting the proposed significant policy change that would allow a developer to convert the former Pleasant Hills Golf Course site with no clear process or plan for meaningful engagement by the community in visioning the future uses of the land.

    [your-message]

    Do not implement a policy change to accommodate a single property and the corresponding developers. If you decide to allow development of a 114 acre property, do so via a city-driven and very robust community engagement and visioning process like you are doing for sites a fraction of the size.

    1. I understand that staff are not recommending this policy change. I am in support of the staff recommendation, which did not include the additional policy change that was explored.
    2. A policy change should not be driven by a single property, in this case the Pleasant Hills Golf Course. If it is, that should be disclosed for transparency.
    3. The policy change would have implications for other areas. It could be used as a model that could be applied down the road to other types of zoning.
    4. Any future plans for this site must include dedication of a significant percentage of the site for public open space.
    5. If the city would like to explore what should happen with this 114 acre site, it should be through a city-led community based process instead of developing a policy to lay that out. The city and community should drive that process, not a developer.

    The city is already doing visioning for other locations, including a 15-acre site, throughout other council districts and our community demands the same due process, community engagement, and requirements that are already in place to ensure our neighborhood growth and development align with the city’s general plan and the community open space initiatives.

    [your-name]
    [your-zip]

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