Who to contact
Contact the surrounding cities and in support of their efforts to represent their communities
City of Santa Clara, Mayor and Council: MayorAndCouncil@santaclaraca.gov
City of Santa Clara, Planning: email@example.com
Dear Mayor and Councilmembers,
Thank you for representing us, the residents, in expressing concerns about San Jose's proposed Urban Village plans and studying the impacts. The plans are out of character for the area.
I, and my neighbors, support your efforts.
Concerned and want to express your opinion?
Contact the San Jose City Council and planning staff and call District 1 Councilmember Chappie Jones' office at (408) 535-4901.
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Here's a sample letter to San Jose (please customize and CC the councils surrounding cities so they can hear your voices as well):
(Please include my comments in the public record. I request acknowledgement of this correspondence.)
Dear Mayor Liccardo and Councilmembers,
In August, council approved the Stevens Creek Urban Village plan. I am opposed to the proposed 150 ft/12-15 story high rise building heights and density proposed in an area that is already heavily impacted by overloaded infrastructure, with no mass transit now or planned for the future, and that does not conform to the height limits established in the area which many already believe is too high.
In a short period of time, hundreds of citizens have expressed their opposition to the current the Stevens Creek "urban village" area plans by supporting this petition: http://tiny.cc/NoHighRise-Petition
San Jose can meet it's growth goals and provide housing by encouraging reasonable development that blends with existing neighborhoods, and concentrating intense development in areas with existing or planned mass transit investments (Caltrain, BART and VTA light rail).
Please listen to the hundreds of people that are in opposition to this proposal and the concerns expressed by the Cities of Santa Clara and Cupertino, starting by reducing the proposed maximum building heights.