• Petitioning Fremont, CA City Council

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Fremont, CA City Council

Stop Ohlone from building Apartments near Mission Blvd.

    1. Petition by

      Div Harish

      Fremont, CA

Prevent further overcrowding of our schools

Worsen traffic congestion on Mission Blvd.

Conserve nature, preserve mature trees and open look of historic Mission area

Fremont, CA City Council
Stop Ohlone from building Apartments near Mission Blvd.

[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • rose hakimi FREMONT, CA
      • 8 days ago

      Please vote for Joe Longsdale as Ohlone College, Board of Trustees to stop this project of building 315 units of apartments near Mission Blvd. Joe can voice for us, when no any existing trustee member is caring about well beings of Fremont residents. Thanks,

    • James Wei FREMONT, CA
      • 21 days ago

      To protect the environment and to preserve the living quality for all.

    • iris Yakuma FREMONT, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I live in the area, and I like having all the trees in that part of Mission Blvd. If the apartment buildings are built, the feel of the place will worsen. Als traffic on Mission Blvd. is already bad in the afternoons. Adding more people to that street is a bad idea.

    • Vanilla Lung FREMONT, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Stop traffic congestion on Mission Blvd, high rise crimes in the nearby neighborhood and already overcrowding of the school district.

    • Div Harish FREMONT, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      As you know that the Ohlone College board of representatives, against the wishes of local residents, approved plans to build a huge commercial apartment complex on pristine land (meant for educational purposes) on the Ohlone campus. Most of the current representatives did not care that thousands of fellow citizens signed a petition expressing their opposition to such a plan. They did not care that this new development would add significantly to the over-crowded roads and schools of the community and make the situation even worse than it already is. It was disheartening to see that most of the current representatives simply did not care to represent our voices and opinions.

      It has become clear to me that the only way to fight such bone-headed and unpopular plans, now and in the future, is to elect representatives who belong to the community, have the skills, the passion, the time and energy to understand the issues, and needs of the community and uncompromisingly represent our points of view during board deliberations.

      I am delighted to learn that our very own legendary MSJE Chess coach Joseph Lonsdale has decided to stand for election to the Ohlone Board. I don’t think we could have found a better person for this task than Joe Lonsdale and am very happy to endorse his candidacy.

      Joe has lived in Fremont near Ohlone College for over 26 years. His three sons attended Fremont schools from elementary through high school, so he is well acquainted with the community and its educational standards and needs. His son Joe Lonsdale Jr.’s accomplishments as an entrepreneur and investor (counted among the Top 30 under 30 in the nation) are a testament to how good a parent and guide Joe was and is to his sons.

      Joe has a degree in engineering and an MBA from Harvard University, which speaks eloquently about Joe’s logical thinking skills and excellent analytical training which enables him to make good and sound decisions taking into account all sides of a debate.

      For the past two decades, despite having full time jobs and three boys to bring up, he setup the famed MSJE Chess Club and Chess Team. With his unique style, passion for the game and loving nature, he nursed it into one of the finest chess programs among public schools in the country and still continues to do so! He has single handedly put MSJE and Fremont on the national map!

      He spent over two decades working in various executive roles in the bay area and is recently retired. Unlike many of us who care about the issues but have little kids to take care of and are starved for time, Joseph Lonsdale has the knowledge, the skills, the resources, the energy and the time to contest this election and make a difference for the community.

      I’m sure you would agree, based on the above anecdotal facts I have shared with you, that we are lucky to have a person of Joseph Lonsdale’s calibre, character and talent standing for election to represent us. I urge everyone in the community to support him with their vote and do everything in their power to get him elected to be our representative on the Ohlone Board.


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