Keep the EEHVS Vision Alive
We, the undersigned, believe that the City of San Jose is going down the wrong road in its recent decisions regarding the Evergreen/East Hills Vision Strategy project. We need to move in a direction that improves the quality of life for residents in all of District 8 and adjacent districts. Therefore, future housing developments in the Evergreen/East Hills area should not occur until the City can ensure the following development principles are followed: 1. The City must require that the jobs planned for our community since 1982 become a reality before allowing more housing growth. This is needed in order to foster more local travel, alleviate traffic congestion and improve the jobs/housing balance. 2. Current traffic congestion must be solved so that future development does not result in more traffic gridlock along the major streets, such as Capitol Expressway, Tully and White Roads, and Highway 101. 3. District-wide school impacts (K-12) must be completely addressed so the needs of our children will not be ignored in the process. 4. Unfunded community centers, sports fields, parks and trails specified in the recent EEHVS Task Force recommendations must be identified in any future development plan, and the City must have a solid plan for future funding of these improvements. 5. If the traffic, parks, trails, schools and open space benefits needed in our community cannot be provided, residential growth must be drastically reduced or halted until such improvements can be included. If not, the quality of life in our community will be destroyed as a result. Unless these principles are followed, the quality of life in Evergreen/East Hills will be irreparably harmed, and therefore additional residential development should not go forward without them.