Back in September of last year, the Mayor made a referral to have staff report on development activity within the City. I was a little puzzled what the purpose of the referral was. I assume it was motivated by growing concerns within the community about the City’s development policies.
Soon after this, the City produced a mailer about development in the City. It said the recent development in Fremont was “designed intentionally to protect and enhance existing neighborhoods and elevate the community as a whole.” A number of people disagreed with the intent of the report and questioned why the City chose to use precious public funds to send out a propaganda piece trying to justify its development policies.
A total of 13 people spoke at the Council meeting and were all critical of the City’s development policies. I share many of their concerns.
Read the Mercury News Article on this.