As expected, the San Ramon City Council voted 5-0 on Monday to place an item on the November 2, 2010 ballot that expands the city’s urban growth boundary to include 1,624 acres of the Tassajara Valley, opening the area for major development.
What surprised everyone was the amount of community members who came to show their opposition. The meeting room was packed and 15 of the 16 speakers urged the council to protect the Tassajara Valley by leaving the boundary in place. The Councilmembers also read emails urging them to “hold the line.” The opposition’s participation was particularly important in shaping the press coverage, which will be critical to winning voter support in November.
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