is the issue?
the videos and see/hear what the Mayor and Council members said
when BAREC was on the agenda on April 26, 2005. This information
is very enlightening and proves no final decisions have been
made regarding BAREC.
Click here for all the information<--
see all of the events that have taken place over the past four years,
click here to read about the timeline for the sale
of the BAREC property. You will be amazed about what has taken
2004: Notes/summary of the latest Santa
Clara City Council Meeting on February 10, 2004.
17 acre open space will be lost forever because the state intends
to sell the land to a developer who will replace the open space
with high density housing.
There have been no plans to relocate or recreate the facilities
or preserve any of it's historic value to the community. This land
has served the public since 1886.
public land to private developers is a betrayal of what our government
represents. If this land is sold, many programs to improve our community
will never return.
traffic and parking problems already observed by other new housing
developments such as Santana Row will be compounded with the developer's
intentions for BAREC.
the summer of 2002 our City did a study of where to place Santa
Clara's required housing for the next five years. This study showed
that BAREC was not needed for this required housing."
--Patricia Mahan, Santa Clara City Mayor
City [Santa Clara] loses money with housing as it is costly to maintain
--Geoffrey Goodfellow, Santa Clara City Director
of Planning, stated this on January 2003 in front of 300+ people
at a community meeting.
can't withhold zoning arbitrarily, unless you want to subject this
City to a lawsuit that will bankrupt it...and, it's just not going
to happen, and I'm sorry to say, that's just the reality of it."
--Patricia Mahan, Santa Clara City Mayor, April
26, 2005 at the Santa Clara City Council Meeting
See her on video here: Watch
State has never challenged a city on a zoning issue."
--Jeff Crone, Senior Real Estate Officer, California
State Dept. of General Services.
Note: that Dan Potash is the State’s consultant in charge
of selling BAREC and his boss is Jeff Crone.
Clara City Mayor Mahan speaks on public television
about BAREC and wants to preserve it!
Concerns with David Bonasera
Where: Comcast Community Television
When: October 12, 2004
> Santa Clara City Mayor Patricia Mahan
> Terry Trumbull (environmental lawyer)
> Shiloah Ballard (Silicon Valley Manufacturing
> Kathryn Mathewson (SaveBAREC, Secret
> Cameron Colson (California Compliant)
> Joe Cernac (Sierra Club Guadalupe Group
in Santa Clara Valley)
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Santa Clara City Mayor Mahan said:
have 17 acres reserved as open space would be magnificent.
I do not know that anyone of us sitting here today would argue
that fact." Listen to
the county would step forward and say we will join with the
City of Santa Clara and purchase some of that [land] or if
the City of San Jose wanted to contribute, it would be marvelous."
Listen to her
"There is no [BAREC] plan yet....The
conceptual plan is, is just like a placeholder. The City Council
has done nothing to approve a plan. We have not even
seen a plan." Listen
two minutes in her own words.
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