Despite no public support, strong resistance from neighborhood residents, and reservations from its Architectural Review and Planning Commissioners, the Pleasant Hill City Council has approved a plan to allow a massive hotel development project adjacent to a residential neighborhood on Ellinwood Way, on the 2.4-acre site of the former Chevy’s restaurant. At its June 16, […]
We’ve posted about the California legislature’s latest questionable environmental regulation du jour to ban plastic bags and allow groceries, eateries, and other stores to charge fees for paper bags here and here. The idea behind SB 270, introduced by State Senator Alex Alex Padilla (D-San Fernando Valley), is that this will benefit the environment and reduce municipal costs. But […]
Today the spectre of another voter growth limitation initiative looms over Pleasant Hill. Now more than ever, residents cherish the low-rise suburban look and feel of Pleasant Hill because it’s more liveable and desirable than more urbanized neighboring cities. Public officials who overlook this fact do so at their own peril.
On Monday, June 9th the Pleasant Hill City Council introduced zoning ordinance amendments to “sync up” with its law adopted last year that regulates firearms and ammunition sales. As expected, introduction of the zoning changes was approved on a 3-2 vote that mirrored last year’s adoption of the new gun law (Councilmembers Carlson and Weir opposed; Durant, Flaherty […]
The Pleasant Hill City Council will hold a special public hearing on June 9, to consider its Planning Commission’s refusal to amend that city’s Zoning laws to accommodate the recent City Council Firearms Ordinance, which would further restrict the sale and purchase of firearms and ammunition. The hearing will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, […]
The City of Pleasant Hill will consider acceptance of the resignation of Kimberly Lehmkuhl, its City Clerk at tonite’s city council meeting, sources say. Lehmkuhl had been widely criticized for not providing minutes of city council meetings and not fulfilling other duties of the office. A vigorous recall effort had been launched. The Pleasant Hill […]
Proposed City Ordinance banning plastic bags from retail stores The City of Pleasant Hill is considering an ordinance to prohibit single-use (plastic) carryout bags in all retail stores including restaurants. Under the ordinance, all grocery and retail stores in Pleasant Hill would no longer provide single-use carryout plastic bags. This includes department stores, clothing stores, liquor stores, drug […]
Colliers International reports that the Class A commercial property segment in Walnut Creek 680 corridor improved in 2014 1Q. The report notes that the Walnut Creek Pleasant Hill BART Class A submarket in the Walnut Creek 680 corridor, registered a 230 basis point decrease in vacancy. The submarket tracked 41,011 square feet of net absorption. […]