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City of Santa Clara
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 15,163 / 59.84% Yes votes ...... 10,176 / 40.16% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Feb 26 1:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (43/43)|
|Information shown below: Yes/No Meaning | Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
Shall the City of Santa Clara adopt Resolution No. 07-7432, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Santa Clara, California, Rezoning The Parcels Located At 90 N. Winchester Boulevard And Granting A Density Bonus For The Senior Housing Project For The Santa Clara Gardens Project?
The property at issue is owned by the State of California. The University of California used the property for an agricultural research station known as the Bay Area Research Extension Center (BAREC) for approximately eighty (80) years. The State of California declared the property surplus in September 2002, and the University of California decommissioned the agricultural research station.
The property is proposed to be redeveloped for a mixture of single family and senior housing with a one acre public park. Specifically, SummerHill Homes has entered into a purchase contract with the State of California for approximately 11 acres, and is proposing to construct approximately 110 single family homes on ten acres with an approximately one acre public park. The remaining six acres will be developed by Charities Housing, which is proposing to build 165 rental units to be made available to seniors at low and very low income levels, with approximately 2.5 acres of gardens. The senior units are proposed to be owned and operated by the Santa Clara Methodist Retirement Foundation.
A "no" vote is a vote against enactment of the resolution. If the resolution is not enacted by a majority vote of the electors voting, then the "A" Agriculture zoning will remain on the property, the density bonuses and other incentives will not apply, the proposed projects cannot receive entitlements, and the City Council will be precluded from considering any similar resolution for a period of one year from the date of this election.
A "yes" vote is a vote in favor of enactment of the resolution. If the resolution is enacted by a majority vote of the electors voting, then the parcel will be rezoned from "A" Agriculture to: PD (R3-25D) in order to allow a senior housing development; PD (R-3-18D) for a single-family residential development; and "B" Public for a public park.
Helene L. Leichter
|Arguments For Measure B||Arguments Against Measure B|
|As residents of the City of Santa Clara, we are committed to preserving what we like most about living here - a nice place to live and raise a family where your neighbors share a sense of community.
As our community grows, we need to support parks and open space as well as ensuring that our local senior citizens aren't forced out of the area and away from their families by unaffordable housing. This is why we support BOTH Measures A and B.
A YES vote on Measure B will specifically approve the zoning necessary to build the 162 affordable senior rental apartments that are an integral part of the Santa Clara Gardens project. More than 20 public meetings have been held over the last four years, giving the community an opportunity to discuss this project and offer ideas that have improved the proposal.
A YES vote on Measures A and B means that the fenced-off site's contaminated areas are cleaned up at no cost to the City of Santa Clara. Once retested and certified as safe by environmental regulators, the family homes and affordable rental apartments for seniors will be complemented by open space, gardens and a public park - more than 3 acres all together.
The State of California, which owns this property, has said in writing that if this proposal is rejected, it has no intention of returning the site to agricultural use nor will it give the property to the city or sell the property at a below market price. In fact, the State has made it clear that if this proposal is rejected it would use the site for another institutional use.
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Please join us in voting YES on A and B to support the Affordable Senior Housing, Parks and Open Space that Santa Clara needs.
/s/ Patricia Mahan
/s/ Barbara Ratcliffe
/s/ Bill Gissler
/s/ Aldyth Parle
/s/ David DeLozier
When this land was being looked at for sale in 2000, terms like "global warming," "peak oil," organic food, and thinking "green," were not part of our common vocabulary. They are now. This land can be purchased with local corporate and foundation funds to continue to lead the area towards a sustainable future.
The opponents' arguments are false, from beginning to end. Their misrepresentations and scare tactics attempt to create fear and doubt to get you to vote in support of the proposed housing projects. A NO Vote ensures your voice, the citizens of Santa Clara, will be heard in future land use discussions.
Some of the key misleading statements are:
Vote NO on Measures A and B.
/s/ Richard P. Santos
/s/ Jean Salmon
/s/ Steven B Sanders
/s/ Lisa Kealhofer
/s/ Linda Marie Delgado
|Vote NO on Measures A and B|
You are being asked to vote on the future of the City of Santa Clara's last 17 acres of agriculturally zoned open space. Send a clear message to the City Council that you do not agree with the change in zoning, the high density bonus, and the general plan amendments proposed for this unique and historic site.
NO Vote Needed on Both Measures
Keep Public Land Public
Possibilities for Greater Common Good
Support Healthier Locally Grown Food
Join thousands of Santa Clara citizens who petitioned the Santa Clara City Council to thoughtfully consider other uses for this historic and unique property by voting NO on Measures A and B. Vote NO!
/s/ Joe Cernac
/s/ Jackie Moore
/s/ Joy Haas
/s/ Thelma Sorich
/s/ Brian P. Lowery
Please consider the following additional facts before voting:
Join us in voting Yes on A and B + Please don't take away the affordable senior housing, parks and open space that Santa Clara needs so badly.
/s/ Patricia L. Craig
/s/ Don Callejon
/s/ Patrick Kolstad
/s/ Margaret Bard
/s/ Dennis Wan
|Full Text of Measure B|
|RESOLUTION NO. 07-7432: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, REZONING THE PARCELS LOCATED AT 90 N. WINCHESTER BOULEVARD AND GRANTING A DENSITY BONUS FOR THE SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE SANTA CLARA GARDENS PROJECT
SCH 2003072093, CEQ2006-01032 (DEIR), CEQ2006-01033 (RDEIR), CEQ2007-01039 (Final EIR), PLN2003-03744 (Rezone from "A" Agriculture to PD Planned Development for 110 units of SF), PLN2003-03745 (General Plan Amendment), PLN2003-03958 (Rezoning of Senior parcel to PD [R3-18D], PLN2007-06295 (Tentative Subdivision Map creating 110+ parcels), PLN2007-06327 (Rezoning application from "A" Agriculture to "B" Public Park), PLN2007-06329 (Development Agreement)
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, AS FOLLOWS:
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, AS FOLLOWS:
I HEREBY CERTIFY THE FOREGOING TO BE A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, AT A REGULAR MEETING THEREOF HELD ON THE 19TH DAY OF JUNE, 2007, BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
AYES: COUNCILORS: Caserta, Kennedy, Kolstad, Kornder, Moore and Mayor Mahan
ATTEST: /s/ Rod Diridon, Jr.
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