Sierra Club, Homebuilders Unite To Beat Ballot Initiatives

While Sierra Club and Greenbelt Alliance battle developers in the East Bay, the scene is the opposite in the South Bay community of Cupertino, home to Apple Computer. Here, they hold hands opposing 3 restrictive land use measures.

“The Sierra Club and home builders don't often find themselves on the same side of development issues.”

“These extreme measures would restrict densities in Cupertino, impose inflexible ceilings on building heights and mandate buildings be set back from the street a certain distance regardless of their location. Even the slightest variations would require a public vote, which means they will not happen.”

“Is it any wonder these measures have drawn opposition, not only from builders and environmentalists, including the Greenbelt Alliance and League of Conservation Voters, but also from good-government advocates, the League of Women Voters and from every responsible leader and entity in Cupertino?”

Thanks to Terry Trumball

Full Story: Why longtime rivals join to oppose Cupertino measures



Well Duh...

Density limits, building height limitss and zoned set backs are all "anti-smart growth." Developers and SmUGLERs (Smart Urban Growth LovERs) both desire denser taller, and closer (walkable) design patterns. It is not unusual to see them unite on these issues.

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