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San Ramon: Developers seek city support in re-characterizing apartment project as fully affordable housing

Original post made on Apr 24, 2019

In response to a large shortfall in available funds for construction, developers of the previously approved San Ramon Valley Apartments project have requested that the city of San Ramon support their decision to re-characterize the property as 100% affordable units with an emphasis on housing for military veterans.

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Posted by johnny crowell
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 24, 2019 at 9:09 am

People live in a nice community because it is a nice community. Bringing in Hayward or Oakland or Concord is destructive. The Veteran's argument is simply a way to reduce taxes, and provide less amenities unless Planning Required Every Tenant to be a Veteran (which they won't). Building high density family housing along a major business corridor is NOT planning, it is the opposite of planning.
Look at the City Center traffic at 680, the ugly Ulta building at Camino Ramon and Crow Canyon, the overflow traffic from Crow Canyon or the chopped up hills being overbuilt. I don't know if it is greed, ego or just plain stupidity but our local officials need to protect our community instead of destroying it.


29 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 25, 2019 at 5:19 pm

The San Ramon City Council has proven itself over many years of ignoring residents to be a tool of Sunset development/Bishop Ranch and other developers.

Yes, Harry Sachs was an exception that was elected to council primarily to oppose the HOV ramps that would have decimated the neighborhoods West of I-680, but the others on council turn a deaf ear to concerned residents.

Two are pro-development realtors, one, Phil O. voted to approve the Faria project even though he "had trouble visualizing how it would look", and the other Scott P. forms strong inflexible opinions without listening to residents input.

Only 20% of residents vote on regular elections, most likely poorly informed & influenced by the colorful shiny election mailers. The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter. This adage is severely and sadly true for San Ramon.


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