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Blackhawk residents rebuff plan to sell parcels

Original post made on Jun 29, 2009

A recent proposal by Blackhawk Country Club to rezone two parcels of land from "Parks and Recreation" to "Residential" hit a roadblock when homeowners wouldn't OK the change. Frank Elliot, president of the board of directors for the Blackhawk Country Club, said the plan was to sell the rezoned parcels to create three buildable lots.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:21 PM

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Posted by White Hawk
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 29, 2009 at 8:13 am

Mr. Elliot is attempting to assure residents that the parcels in question will not be subdivided because "Contra Costa County would never let us do that."

Do we really want to rely on an almost bankrupt county to not do something to generate revenue? I think not.

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Posted by Evelyn
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 29, 2009 at 9:58 am

I believe the voting requirements should change. Cleary two thirds of the voters favored the zoning change. But the minority won. Why don't we decide results based on percentages from those who cared enough to actually vote! If people are not interested enough in a position then I don't think their "non-vote" should be in the equation.

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Posted by White Hawk
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

That's certainly in keeping with recent American tradition. If you lose, change the rules.


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