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County focuses on water mitigation measures for Tassajara Valley cemetery

Original post made on Mar 5, 2013

Ahead of public hearings on the environmental impact reportfor a $35 million cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley, county planners are taking a look at hydrology mitigation measures. Residents have expressed concern that the development would have significant impact on local water sources.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:16 PM

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Posted by JT, a resident of Danville
on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:45 am

This cemetery is misguided, yet another attempt at despoiling the Tassajara Valley to make money off of an agricultural zoned property. These uses spew toxics into the ground as human bodies decay.

We have the New Farm to its north that would be better called Fake Farm. And now we have a proposed "Dead Farm" to the south where toxicly altered bodies will be planted into our ecosystem.

Stop this insanity. Take your cemetery somewhere else, or use the existing ones in the area, which have more than enough capicity these days with more and more people opting for cremation and memory walls.

Additionally, yet another stupid reason to use water for monster green lawns, in a place that has no place for these lawns. How about requiring the cemetery to use gray water, that they pay to pipe in themselves, so they can avoid over taxing the aquifer.

Fight this travesty, say "NO To Dead Farm"
or better yet: "Dead Farm: Dead on Arrival!!!"

Posted by Marilyn, a resident of Alamo
on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

Why the need for a traditional "green lawn" cemetery?

Why not the natural native golden grasses already growing in this area?
Nature's own xeriscape.

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