UPDATE - As promised the Tassajara Valley Preservation Association "TVPA" has been keeping a close eye on the proposed Tassajara Parks project, which if approved, will break our voter mandated Urban Limit Line and set a precedence for other developers to follow on our county’s currently protected open space and agriculture land! TOGETHER, We CAN HOLD OUR COUNTY’S URBAN LIMIT LINE! Now is the time for you to be engaged in civic action, so our communities will continue to be a place we want to live! The TVPA will give weekly updates as we gear up to Hold our Urban Limit Line and preserve our quality of life! Your engagement is critical in this stage. Read on to learn important ways you can participate.
1. The Tassajara Park's Final Environmental Impact Report is scheduled to come out the end of March. This is important, because this sets into motion the final stages of approval or non-approval of this project! Which means, that the time to speak up and make your opinion known during public hearings is fast approaching! Mark your calendar! Civic engagement at this hearing is vital to stopping this proposed development! Speakers, observers and written comments are essential at this meeting! Don’t listen to the naysayers. Your voice does COUNT! Our ELECTED officials listen to their voters.
Contra Costa County Planning Commission Hearing County Tentative Dates: May, 9th or May, 23rd 7:00 pm 30 MUIR ROAD, MARTINEZ
2. The TVPA will host a few special meetings for those who are interested in speaking at the County hearings. These meetings are purely optional, and are provided to help speakers prepare, we’ll also share legal speaking points. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the interested speakers list, and you will receive more information on these upcoming meetings. Remember all people are welcome to attend the hearings, and the TVPA encourages all those concerned to go to the hearings even if you do not plan to speak!
3. Keep in mind: The Board of Supervisors Hearing date will depend on the level of public input and information requests received at the Planning Commission Hearing. Currently, it is expected to take place in June or July. We will keep you informed!
4. Key Leaders in this effort to Save Tassajara Valley and to Hold our Voter Mandated Urban Limit Line are: The Town of Danville, Sierra Club, Greenbelt Alliance and almost 3,000 Contra Costa County Voters!
We are in the process of creating a Hold the Urban Limit Line Affiliate Member List. Joining costs nothing, but will send a strong message to our Board of Supervisors. Please consider adding your business or organization to this the growing list. To join the list please send an email to email@example.com.
5. Share this information and the petition with your Contra Costa County friends, family and neighbors.
6. While you're out and about in San Ramon or Danville, pick up a copy of the Valley Sentinel to read our article on the proposed Tassajara Parks project!
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