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Vote NO on Woodside Measure A

Original post made by Don Pugh, Woodside: Woodside Glens, on Jul 21, 2021

Measure A will be on the ballot on Sept 7 for Woodside Voters. This is an attempt to allow significant commercial expansion in the Woodside Town Center by overriding the limits set by Measure J back in 1989.
The plan is to bulldoze the open space lot behind Roberts Hardware to create parking for an expansion of the Bakery. A second unrelated plan it to build an amphitheater by Town Hall to provide a venue for commercial events like a rock concert. Both will create unacceptable impact on our Town.

The fundamental question is: Do we want Woodside to continue to be a pleasant rural community without crowds of tourists and outsiders overwhelming our peace and quiet? Or do we allow more commercial activity, outsiders and visitors so the Bakery owners can make money off them?

For many years, the citizens of Woodside have fought to save rural Woodside. Measure J – Limit Commercial Development was passed by a landslide of 72% of the voters to stop commercial expansion in the Town Center. The General Plan requires that businesses primarily serve the day-to-day needs of the local community, not outside tourists. The attempts to expand commercial uses must be fought by concerned citizens if we want to keep our rural environment.

The future of Woodside is in your votes. Do you want to allow commercial interests to eat away at our rural environment? Or will you stand with the many voters who supported Measure J to Limit Commercial Development to keep Woodside Rural?

I ask you to vote NO on this measure.
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Don Pugh
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Woodside resident since 1972
Author of Measure J

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