This petition was initiated by a multi-city coalition — United Communities for Sensible Development (UC4SD), which includes residents in San Jose, Santa Clara, and Cupertino……
On June 27, San Jose City Council will approve a plan to allow buildings up to 12 to 15 stories along Stevens Creek from Cupertino border to Winchester, the so-called Stevens Creek Urban Village (SCUV) plan, which is about 140 acres in total. On the same day, two other Urban Village plans will also be approved for Santana Row/Valley Fair area and along Winchester. These plans will also raise building heights to 120 to 150 feet (12-15 stories) or higher with community benefits. Please note that, there won’t be further Environmental Impact Report for these projects.
Your quality of life, commute and living expenses will be impacted!
1. Traffic congestion: Gridlock on 280, 880, Stevens Creek, Lawrence Expy, Winchester, Saratoga and De Anza. Traffic will overflow to neighborhood streets.
2. More crowded schools.
3. Overtaxed police, fire and ambulance services.
4. Almost no capacity for more sewage, water and landfill services. Taxpayers pay the price!
While developers get multi-million profit instantly, the community has to pay for the cost!
Please attend the San Jose City Council meetings to express your concern.
Location: San Jose City Hall (200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose). Parking garage entrance from 6th street.
Meeting 1: Tuesday, June 13th City Council meeting at 6pm – Approval of 18-to-25-story Volar Tower
Meeting 2: Tuesday, June 27th City Council meeting at 6pm – Approval of Stevens Creek Urban Village, Winchester Urban Village, Valley Fair/Santana Row Urban Village
You may also send email to San Jose City Council: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Santa Clara: MayorAndCouncil@santaclaraca.gov. Cupertino: CityCouncil@cupertino.org. Sunnyvale: Council@sunnyvale.ca.gov
For sample letters and more detailed information, please refer to UC4SD.com.