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Petition to Cupertino City Council members

Say NO to re-zoning the commercial sites in Cupertino

Dear Cupertino City Council members, The existing 2005 General Plan is in effect until the year 2020. With 14,000 jobs to come from Apple Campus 2 and Main Street, we are already providing twice the ABAG projection of 7,000 jobs between 2010 and 2040. We don't need any more office allocation and we don't need Community Benefits program to promote any more development at this point. We would like to request the City Council to uphold the 2005 General Plan at this time. In a few years, properly revise the 2005 General Plan for a 2020-2040 General Plan with proper community input upfront as suggested by "California General Plan Guidelines." The draft GPA, proposed as Community Vision 2040, plans to do a blanket rezoning of many sites in Cupertino without any notification of the surrounding neighborhoods who are affected. Large areas are marked for additional height with no input from the immediately community. This abuses the intent of General Plan Amendment, which is allowed 4 times a year, to make project specific change to the General Plan with community input. There are many ongoing constructions, newly completed or to be completed in the next year: Rosebowl (Nineteen800), Biltmore 2, Main Street, Apple Campus 2. The traffic condition, air quality, noise level and school impact would all be impacted significantly by these projects still in the pipeline. What's the rush to build much much more at this time? We urge the council to NOT rezone any site without project specific plan or sufficient outreach meeting to solicit community input. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We DO NOT agree with the proposal of rezoning of sites for conformance with General Plan and Housing Element. All the proposed sites are along Stevens Creek Blvd and De Anza Blvd.  Cupertino's main arteries, Stevens Creek Blvd and De Anza Blvd, are already congested with heavy traffic. Parking near the Cupertino City Center has become worse because of the high density housing available in the area, especially along Stevens Creek Blvd between Wolfe and De Anza Blvd. There's no parking available for people coming to the library. Rodrigues Ave has become very crowded after recent lane restructuring. Though there are bike lanes on either sides of Rodrigues Ave, it is really unsafe for kids biking on this road, as cars are parked along on both sides of the road making it very narrow. Please note that this is the route that most of the middle school and high school kids go to and from the library. So, adding more residential units along these main roads will complicate the current Cupertino road scenario.  We still do not know the impact of the projects, like Rose Bowl, Main Street and Apple Spaceship, that are still in progress. It is definitely not going to get any better. So, before we rezone more sites to include housing elements, we need to make sure we understand the full depth of impact on traffic, school, emergency response, parks and recreation, safety of kids, and of course, pollution with too many vehicles standing bumper to bumper for extended time.  Also, the meetings related to adding more residential units or rezoning for more housing, need to have representatives from school, traffic and other important infrastructures. Sometimes, there is no accountability with the survey reports. It's the residents who send kids to school or drive day-in and day-out in these roads who face the brunt of it. Surveys and reports are just estimates and there's always an error margin to it. We hereby urge you to vote NO to rezoning for sites in Cupertino for conformance with General Plan and Housing Element.  

Cupertino Residents Profile
2,214 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Marinwood CSD Directors, Leah Green, Bill Shea, Izabella Perry, Jeff Naylor, Irv Schwartz, Damon Connolly

Stop the White Elephant in Marinwood Park

Stop the huge maintenance shed compound.  Let's build a "right size" garage instead.  It’s huge. It is a 4400 square foot walled compound that is 150' long.  The main building facade is a towering wall 15’ foot high by 80' feet long. Another 10,000 square feet is needed for roads and accessory parking.  Despite the massive size, the long, narrow building cannot park all of our maintenance vehicles! It will block access. Our nature path will be blocked. Vehicles will be forced to turn around in the meadow crushing plants and animals. Say goodbye to spring wildflowers in the meadow! It is ridiculously expensive.  Instead of a conventional garage like every other parks department in Marin County, CSD Directors have hired a former CSD Director as the architect.  His initial fees have exceeded the cost of a prefab garage BEFORE site plan approval. At this point it is expected to cost hundreds of thousands more than a conventional garage. We cannot be certain of the total cost because the CSD has yet to establish a budget.  It is a recipe for financial disaster! We can have a better building that respects our park, our neighbors and nature that will cost hundreds of thousands less.  We need you to stop the white elephant in Marinwood Park.   Let's build a "right size" garage instead.  

Stephen Nestel
113 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Lloyd Pareira, Jim Costa, Anthony Cannella, Adam Grey

Delhi Water Treatment Sewage Spill discovery on Oct 6, 2017 Residents Right to Information

On October 6 ,2017 we discovered that the Delhi sewage water treatment  plant main line was compromised , pouring raw sewage all along Second Avenue South in Delhi. The smell was horrible and killed every chicken that has drank the water. It was a horror scene at 7 am in the morning. They were our pets.  We later woke up to a second second spill on Nov 2, 2017 that once again killed our new brood of free. range chickens.   Finally one Delhi Water supervisor. explained that 9 years ago AT&T sub contractors damaged and hit Delhi's multi million dollar state of the art main sewer pipe and repaired it very poorly and never reported it to anyone. After 9 years the leak finally came upward.The EPA later informed a few of the residents in mid November that there was a circle of danger. 500 ft from this spill was hazardous. They said our county failed to serve us and that  everyone should have been given instructions and water and legal information regarding our rights.We were not. In the state of California residents have only 6 months to preserve any right to file lawsuit and must file a complaint to ensure rights. No one advocated or assisted for us during this toxic surprise .Only after. many months of empty promises,  we learned on April 2 ,2018 only a few of the residents were offered water testing  after they put chemicals on our soil and removed the contamination.  I was told my letter was mailed to me registered mail and that I refused testing. This was a complete untruth verified by the post office. I was finally presented  with a copy of the never sent letter dated Dec 30,2017. . It was now April 3 and we had no idea that in 3 days no one would have been able to preserve their rights to anything. Thank goodness a nameless and considerate attorney located the complaint form we were denied existed by the Delhi Water office. We all filed and preserved the rights on the very last day possible following our 6 month information freeze. A month later we were denied our requests for the original data pre cleanup list of toxins and possible poisons , bacteria and depth of this raw sewage. A lawfirm representing Merced County denied our complaints. It has  also believed and has been clearly related that the " higher ups " with local county government and law enforcement have referred to the complaints as unimportant referring to us  as bad residents for mailing formal requests ,preserving our right to litigation on behalf of our neighbors.I believe all local residents should have absolute cooperation, information and complete transparency about the details of this spill. This community should not be denied access to details that could or did affect our health.Our taxes paid for a state of the art monitering system, so I ask.Who or what went wrong that they didn't know for 9 years. ? With a pressurized main they should have known immediately. Where else could AT&T have hit the line and not reported it throughout your town ?Who else could be drinking sewer water and not being updated on preventative measures ?No resident should have to fear repercussion or vindictive persecution or pressure to leave the whole thing alone !   I have contacted local supervisor Lloyd Pareira by text successfully in the past .But have not received a response to the same text contact reguarding this situation and request for current help. Join me in starting a community wide effort to get every signature on a Delhi petition to make every detail of this data available to the public.Contact me to assist in getting the petition and signatures we need to keep our water and local officials clean and clear . Our property is also freeway 99 frontage in Delhi, Ca. . We will post a direct question pointed at our elected politicians on a huge freeway facing sign by September 11 if we have not by then recieved the relief we need to carry on our sovereign lives in harmony with Merced County. County departments , employees and elected officials and agencies are supposed to work for us to help us ,not against us. We want assistance not resistance. Delhi County Water District, Stan Feathers, 9730 Stephans street, Delhi CA. 95315 phone 209 632 8777 Merced County District 4. Elected Supervisor. Lloyd Pareira ,             phone 209 385 7496 emsil Attn: Merced County Legal representation on behalf of the Delhi Water District Callister, Hendricks&Spenser Law,    544 w. 20th st, Merced Ca 95340.    209 722 8126 21st Assembly District Representative Adam Grey , 690 west 16th street, Merced California 95340 .              phone 209 726 5465 16th Congressional district Representative Jim.Costa, 855 M st , Fresno, Ca 93721. Phone 559 495 1620 12th Senate representative ,       Anthony Cannella 2561 3rd street #A, Ceres Ca 95307 phone 209 581 9827 Thank you.Fear Nothing but God.The truth alway rises

Kelly Collier
119 supporters