Terraces attorneys threaten the City with lawsuits BUT….

These five items below are the real threats to the City:

  • Terraces wildfire and traffic evacuation delays would threaten lives for all those anywhere near Pleasant Hill Road north of Highway 24.
  • Terraces violates local and regional policy, and state law in regard to traffic impacts, wildfire risk and evacuation, air pollution, noise pollution, wildlife species, grasses and trees.
  • Terraces EIR Addendum is not compliant with the City General Plan nor with State Law.
  • The City’s Planning Commission Terraces-related meetings violate the State’s Brown Act.
  • This project, if approved, could remove lawsuits/referenda as protections against other housing development projects anywhere in Lafayette.

Mayor Anderson acknowledged just three months ago that Lafayette need local local jobs (short about 600) and local businesses, not more housing (Lamorinda Weekly 3/18/20).  Lafayette has already met its State Housing Element requirement through 2022.

Please read the documents below to learn more

Roadmap for Denial – 06/10/2020

Experts highlight Air Quality issues,  which City ignores – 06/10/2020

City Can Deny the project – 05/18/2020

Traffic Study Significant issues  – 05/17/2020

“City Attorney’s Mistaken Advice” – 05/14/2020


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  1. Hi. Thank-you for everything you are doing to stop the Lafayette Terraces Project. A small piece of input if it could be useful.

    I live in the Beacon Ridge community, east of Pleasant Hill Road (next to Acalanes Ridge Open Space). During the October 2019 Lafayette fire, our community was not specifically put under an evacuation order. I had an appointment that afternoon. This is what happened when I tried to leave the community.

    As soon as I reached the intersection of Green Valley Road and Pleasant Hill Road, it was clear that I could not make a left turn, as traffic was gridlocked. I made a right turn onto Pleasant Hill Road, and then made my way to Geary Road. Coincidentally, a multiple car collision had just occurred on Geary Road, and the road was blocked.

    What this illustrates to me is that even with a relatively small fire and evacuation, the routes were compromised. It it just common sense that adding more homes, people and cars into the equation will further compromise the ability for any sort of safe and orderly evacuation in the event of a large wildfire or other emergency.

    I offer this as a small, realistic example to document what occurred less than a year ago. I am happy to help any way I can. I have a background in natural resources management and firefighting.


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