Dear City of San Jose Council members, Planning Commissioners, & Planning Department:
We, the undersigned, object to allowing the bar, the Branham Lounge, to do business in the Branham Plaza, near the intersection of Branham Lane and Pearl Avenue.
Specifically, please deny the re-zoning request from a Planned Development to a Commercial Pedestrian zone, and please deny the Conditional Use permit to allow a bar in that strip mall.
We do not want the higher traffic, the higher density, nor the increased risk of drunk drivers that would come from new zoning and allowing a bar in our neighborhood.
Furthermore, this is a residential area, with four schools and a library within walking distance of the proposed bar. Any bar is not characteristic with our family friendly neighborhood. (Please sign with your name, as staying anonymous doesn't help our numbers. Thanks for your support!)