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Petition Drive on Johnson Drive Big Box Initiative Started

Citizens for Planned Growth is now collecting signatures on a petition to place the Initiative on the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone on the November 8 General Election Ballot. The initiative’s official Ballot Title and Description from the Pleasanton City…
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Ballot Fight Brewing Over Big Box Store

Dennis Cuff of the Contra Costa Times/Bay Area Newspapers outlined the latest developments in the Citizens for Planned Growth’s efforts to place an initiative restricting big box retailers from being included in the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone.

EIR Traffic Chart Explains Big Box Effect

The Draft Environmental Impact Report the Planning Commission staff has put together for the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone contains a detailed report on traffic patterns for the various scenarios they considered. In the “Issues of Concern” section of the…
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Pleasanton Announces Joint Meeting on JDEDZ

Dear Johnson Drive EDZ Interested Parties, You are invited to a Joint Meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission to discuss the potential Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (Johnson Drive EDZ). The meeting will take place on April 12,…
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Harms of Big Box Stores

reprinted from www.goodjobsfirst.org Big-box retailing refers to the massive “big-footprint,” “category-killer,” stores such Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, and Cabela’s that have reshaped America’s economic and physical landscape the past few decades. For the definitive analysis of the…
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Big Box Retail–Why Are They a Problem?

Residents of Boulder, Colorado, were dealing with the influx of Big Box retailers in 2011. This insightful article from former city planner Dom Nozzi talks about why the massive retailers are a bad idea for any community–citing harm to existing…
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Bay Area Air Quality Management District Weighs in on Johnson Drive

In a letter to the City of Pleasanton, The Bay Area Air Quality Management District makes recommendations for requirements to help reduce pollution and points out errors in the methodology used to assess pollution impact in the Johnson Drive Economic…
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Alternatives to Costco in Johnson Drive Development Zone

According to the Draft EIR submitted by the Planning Commission, alternatives have been considered in deciding upon what should be done with Johnson Drive. However, they have already seemingly rejected some scenarios that could prove more beneficial in terms of…
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Planned Growth Initiative on Johnson Drive Introduced

JDEDZ overview

An initiative to let the people of Pleasanton vote on whether a big box store should be included in the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone has been submitted to the city of Pleasanton. Sponsoring group Citizens for Planned Growth (CFPG)…
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