With the loss of Measure W, San Ramon has to re-examine city planning

Sophia Kazmi SAN RAMON — A landslide defeat at the ballot box will require San Ramon to take another look at its plans for the future. Voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure W — which asked for approval of an update to the city’s general plan. The measure became controversial when city officials added to the plan an extension of the city’s urban growth boundary east about 1,600 acres into the pastoral Tassajara Valley… Read More

San Ramon sends growth boundary expansion to voters

The San Ramon City Council voted 5-0 in July to place an item on the Nov. 2010 ballot that expands the city’s urban growth boundary to include part the Tassajara Valley.

Legal review finds “New Farm” proposal illegal

A legal review released July 1 shows that the proposed 185-unit “New Farm” project in the Tassajara Valley would, if approved, violate numerous local laws and policies.

Setting Boundaries on the ballot

This November Santa Rosa and Cloverdale can set some good boundaries. City councils in both Sonoma communities voted this week to put urban growth boundary measures on the November ballot.

Final Council decision on Cloverdale urban growth boundary Mon. 6/28

Wednesday, the Cloverdale City Council decided to delay the vote on the urban growth boundary to a special session on Monday, June 28. Council directed city staff to adjust the language to protect …

Cloverdale planning commission votes in favor of urban growth boundary

On June 2, the Cloverdale planning commission voted in favor of the draft urban growth boundary. This is great news because the planning commission took our requests into consideration.

Tassajara Valley threatened by developers’ plans

Developers are pushing Contra Costa County officials to approve a 193- unit housing development in the Tassajara Valley called “New Farm.” They’re also mobilizing a campaign convince San Ramon to expand its urban growth boundary.

Brentwood votes down Measure F!

Victory! On June 8, Brentwood voters soundly rejected Measure F, the urban limit line expansion that would have sacrificed 740 acres of valuable agricultural lands to sprawl. With 100% of precincts reporting, Brentwood voted down Measure F 57-43%.

Cloverdale to consider adopting an urban growth boundary

After years of community input and urging by Greenbelt Alliance, the City Council is now poised to place an urban growth boundary measure on the 2010 ballot.

Brentwood: Vote no on Measure F

Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club, and Brentwood residents have organized an opposition campaign to Measure F. If all goes well June 8, this development scheme will be beaten back, again.