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San Ramon Planning Commission to again debate proposed Costco gas station

Original post made on Nov 17, 2020

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider approving plans Tuesday for a new 32-pump Costco gas station which, if approved, would be affiliated with the warehouse store located across the street within Danville town limits.

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Posted by Kelly
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:47 pm

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I've been a resident of Danville for about 15 years and am very disappointed to see that the cities of San Ramon and Danville are disregarding the near residences in favor of city revenue. I am a Costco member, and do my shopping mostly at Costco, because I've always been under the impression that Costco does a great job to serve it's customers. Costco's customers right now are in the firing line with respect to the impact to our health and safety. It is extremely disappointing to find out that even Costco appears to be acting like other big corporations with only their bottom line in mind - with complete disregard to their nearest customers and the environment at large.
If we don't stand up to these acts of injustice, we will not even be able to rely on our city planning commission and council members to work for us, and in our best interest.


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Posted by Dee
a resident of Danville
on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:29 pm

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Benzene emissions from the largest gas stations may result in near source health risk beyond the regional background and district health risk thresholds. Occupational studies have linked benzene exposures to numerous blood cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia . At gas stations, fuel can be released in both liquid and vapor phases during delivery, storage, and dispensing. Direct vapor release is usually associated with atmospheric pollution, while liquid spillage is commonly associated with soil and groundwater contamination. Of particular concern are children who, for example, live nearby, play nearby, or attend nearby schools, because children are more vulnerable to hydrocarbon exposure . Iron horse trail users, greenbrook school children, residents of fostoria, silverwood, and neighboring areas maybe at risk.
- Traffic congestions on such a small street - Upto 72 cars being serviced and waiting to be serviced - idling, - Traffic accidents -Noise Pollution and property devaluation.
- Costco why?
- San Ramon city please get an independent environmental impact study done. Your responsibility does not end at the demarcation line between both cities. On the San Ramon side you may only have businesses, what about the lives that are on the border - in Danville? When you approve a project where sensitive receptors like residents and children are within a 3 km /under 10,000 feet radius - you have lives at stake.. Thank you


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Posted by Maskedman
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:49 pm

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It's called free market competition. If Costco can undercut the prices of the cartel gas stations, I say let's do it.


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Posted by ProfessorReyes
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

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First of all, I would like to remind people who post comments not to use derogatory terms such as calling local, small and individually owned stations, “cartel gas stations,” in the San Ramon-Danville Valley, @Maskedman. Please be respectful.

I have lived in the Valley for more than 35 years. This was where I raised my now adult children who are successful and respectable tax payers and voters like me. We are all aghast at the utter disregard of Costco Corporation for the lives of people who live not only near the Danville Costco, but also those who live and/or work in San Ramon. Building a 32 pump mega station is going to destroy what the Valley stands for—living in decent, safe, wholesome, kid-friendly neighborhoods. My grandchildren’s health and safety are at stake here. I strongly oppose Costco Corporation’s thirst for profits, especially during a pandemic. Costco Corp is the second largest retailer in the world. Our locally owned small businesses and gas stations cannot even compete in this so-called free market system. They would close down and along with this, the quality of life that we have always enjoyed would go down significantly.

I respectfully urge the San Ramon Planning Commission to stop Costco Corporation from building a mega station on Fostoria Way. This company is rich enough to buy many other lands and build their stores and mega stations in the name of profit. Please help us keep our communities safe, especially our children. Thank you.


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