Breaking Brentwood’s urban limit line will not solve the American Avenue problem. If the ULL initiative is passed, it will be at least four more years until American Avenue is completed.
Why don’t we try to draw a more conservative ULL to solve the school traffic problems? Why push the ULL all the way to Deer Valley Road to fix the traffic problems at the schools? We are told Antioch will take the land if we don’t vote to break the current urban limit line. However, Antioch would have to vote to break its own urban limit line in order to try to claim the land in question.
Does anyone really believe Antioch wants this land? Antioch has enough of its own development and money problems without adding more to the mix. The City of Brentwood’s fiscal analysis states the city would receive a net gain of $800,000 a year whenever the proposed development is completed.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Now ask yourselves: how much money will be made by the landowners – including the biggest landowner, Mission Peak Development (a home builder based in the South Bay)? Please read the initiative when your ballot arrives and decide for yourself if it agrees with your vision of Brentwood.
Gretchen Klaus, Brentwood