At their meeting on Tuesday, May 15, the San Jose City Council will decide whether to approve an updated Specific Plan for the Evergreen District that relies on an outdated City General Plan, has numerous environmental impacts, and could harm efforts to slow the developers’ land rush in
Please join us in asking the City Council to defer a major update of the Evergreen Specific Plan until after the City General Plan has been revised.
Developers in east
Although on a smaller scale than
Committee for Green Foothills strongly supports deferral of this project.
Why this is important:
It is likely that some change in zoning and the Specific Plan for Evergreen will be needed, but such changes should be done under the right circumstances and not at the expense of the environment. Making these changes under an updated General Plan that corresponds to the
Handling Evergreen development correctly increases the chance of doing the same with the even-bigger
What You Can Do:
Please ask the City Council to defer a decision on the Evergreen Specific Plan until the General Plan has been revised, and to ensure that loss of farmland and burrowing owl habitat be mitigated, if and when a decision on Evergreen ever happens.
or fax (408) 277-3868
As always, please send a copy to us so we can track the efficiency of our work:
Fax (650) 968-8431 or action@GreenFoothills.org.
Thank you for speaking up for environmental protection!