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Expand Urban Limit Line; Permit Mixed-Use Development
City of Brentwood
Initiative Measure - Majority Approval Required
Fail: 4251 / 42.71% Yes votes ...... 5702 / 57.29% No votes
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|Results as of Jun 8 10:54pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (27/27)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Shall the Initiative Adopting a City of Brentwood Voter Approved Urban Limit Line; Permitting Mixed Use Development; and Providing Funds for Jobs, Sports and Recreational Fields and Public Safety be adopted?
The Measure places approximately 740 acres (Area) within the ULL. The Area is bounded by Balfour Road to the north, Deer Valley Road to the west and portions of the south, the Deer Ridge Golf Course and a residential area to the east and open space to the south.
The General Plan currently suggests a land use mix of predominantly ranchette estates to low density residential uses and open space and parks for the Area. It also provides for general commercial uses and public facilities. The Measure establishes a mixed use plan area and zoning district in which commercial, single-family residential and multifamily uses are permitted. Residential development, of varying densities, may not exceed 1,300 units, including up to 200 multifamily units. The other proposed uses for the Area are: open space - 100 acres; general commercial - 35 acres (maximum); flood control - 32 acres; parks - 15-20 acres; potential joint use recreation - 10-15 acres; and an elementary school - 10-12 acres.
The Agreement is between participating Area property owners (Owners) and the City and entitles the Owners to develop their property. As development occurs, in addition to any adopted City fees, the Owners are required to contribute funds to the City for various purposes based on the number of single family residences developed. The contributions are up to: $3,900,000 for jobs and economic development infrastructure; $2,600,000 for sports and recreational fields; and $130,000 for the enhancement of public safety.
The Agreement requires the Owners to provide property for and construct American Avenue to Balfour Road and widen Balfour Road from American Avenue to Deer Valley Road as development occurs. It requires the Owners to identify a future elementary school site; restrict, as is legally permissible, the sale of residential units to owner occupants; and use good faith efforts to hire local Brentwood construction workers and businesses. It requires the Owners to seek to negotiate an agreement between the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and City for joint use of land for flood control and sports and recreational fields. It requires the City to cooperate in negotiating the joint use agreement; amend an agreement with the City of Antioch to address applicable initiative provisions; and, consistent with the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan, expand the portion of the Area designated Urban Development Area.
The Measure amends the Municipal Code to require future developers of residential projects over 100 units to submit a report assessing whether their project will have an adverse fiscal impact on the City and provide adequate services and facilities.
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure F. If you desire a copy of the Measure, please call the City Clerk's office at (925) 516-5440 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you or go to http://www.ci.brentwood.ca.us for a complete copy of the Measure.
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|Arguments For Measure F||Arguments Against Measure F|
|Brentwood must control its future, reduce crime, revitalize our economy and improve property values. That's why we're voting Yes on Measure F.
Measure F creates Brentwood's own Urban Limit Line. This new growth control tool will allow Brentwood's voters to decide where and if we allow development around our border. Currently, these decisions are controlled by countywide voters and the Board of Supervisors. Local residents should decide, not outsiders nor nearby cities.
Measure F does not guarantee new development will happen. It establishes zoning and an agreement defining City and land owner rights and obligations. Should development occur, Brentwood's fiscal analysis showed $60,000,000 in direct City revenue along with an annual $800,000 surplus. Any actual development would be years away and after the market absorbs current extra housing.
Importantly, Measure F would require potential growth to more than pay its own way. Implementation of our initiative would:
Measure F will break Brentwood's 2006 voter-approved Urban Limit Line. Measure F constructs 1,300 new houses and commercial buildings on 740 acres of agricultural land west of Brentwood. A Development Agreement locks in "developer control."
Measure F fails because it:
Please Vote NO on Measure F.
|Developers have placed Measure F on the ballot to trick us into voting for:
Don't be fooled. Please Vote NO on Measure F.
Opponents would have you believe that these leaders are easily fooled. Hardly. Brentwood has weathered the current downturn much better than its neighbors because of the knowledge, vision and hard work of many Measure F supporters.
However well-intentioned, opponents fundamentally misunderstand our proposal. Passage of Measure F: