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San Ramon City Council candidates set for public forum Sept. 29

Original post made on Sep 23, 2016

The four candidates for San Ramon City Council this fall are set to share their thoughts on key city issues during a public forum on the evening of Sept. 29.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:13 PM

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Posted by Eleezeh
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

What is the candidates view on the recent talks about closure and building on San Ramon golf course.

Posted by Scott Perkins
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

I voted for the golf course to have a land use designation of "Golf Course" when it cam to the council many years ago. That designation limits the building on the site to buildings that directly support golf (like a pro shop and cart maintenance shed) and an event center. That was the correct decision at the time and I believe that it is still the right designation now.

FYI - It would take a UNANIMOUS decision of the City Council to change that designation since Dave Hudson lives near the course and would be prohibited from voting on potential change. Our Ordinance requires 4 votes to change the designation. If just one member does NOT vote to change the designation then the change cannot happen. JUST ONE "NO" VOTE AND THE MEASURE FAILS.

I promise you that I will not ABSTAIN from voting on any proposed change to the golf course land use designation.

Scott Perkins
Vice Mayor
Candidate for re-election to the City Council

Posted by Process
a resident of Danville
on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

Aren't there rules that preclude a council member from declaring how he or she will vote on something before it is heard? Saying you believe it is still the correct designation now, before any public hearing, sounds an awful lot like you are not giving the applicant a fair shake.

Posted by Scott Perkins
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

There is no proposal before the city at this time. I am making no commitment regarding an unknown proposal. I am saying that the current land use designation is appropriate now.

Posted by A little more
a resident of Danville
on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:16 pm


Don't condescend us all. We can read what you wrote, and it was a lot more than "that the current land use designation is appropriate now."

Posted by Sabina Zafar
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Sabina Zafar is a registered user.

Eleezeh - The general plan was approved by the voters and any major changes to the general plan should be approved by the voters again. I do not support re-zoning of the San Ramon golf course. If elected my vote would not be in favor of the developer. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out via my website Web Link or phone: (925) 272 9097

Posted by Joe Parsons
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Joe Parsons is a registered user.

Regarding Scott Perkins' comments: as a City Council member, he has to be very circumspect in what he says about matters like this. We have a good idea where he stands in the golf course matter from his past actions and statements. I did not read his comments to be in any way condescending--only carefully measured.

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