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San Ramon: Commission to discuss next phase of Dougherty Valley annexation

Original post made on May 10, 2020

After a prolonged absence due to Contra Costa County's shelter-in-place order, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to return for a regular meeting on Tuesday, to talk about the next phase in annexation of the Dougherty Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 4, 2020, 3:40 PM

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Posted by Longtime SR Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm

I was raised in San Ramon and continue to live here. Over the last 50 years, I have witnessed first hand the growth and the population soar beyond measure. I feel that enough is enough. Our streets and intersections are jammed and the infrastructure cannot continue to handle more and more people. Our open space and hillsides have been slowly disappearing over the years and once they are covered with asphalt and stucco covered sticks they are gone forever. Our schools are overcrowded as well. Just about every school now has portables brought in to make more room for the increasing student populations.

What annoys me the most is that the developers are getting rich off these projects and they don’t care at all about our community. All they care about is the almighty dollar. They probably have never even been to San Ramon. They promise open space and parks and whatever else just to show they care but I think we all know that all they want to do is try and fit in as many homes as possible into every single section of dirt as possible. It doesn’t even matter if you can’t get a garbage can out from your aide yard anymore. It’s all about the giant house on a tiny lot. “Little boxes on the hillside”.

San Ramon as I once knew it disappeared about 15 - 20 years ago. Let’s try and hold on to what little we have left.


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