Measure L is right for Brentwood. It will provide nearly $200,000,000 for fire protection, schools and city services, protect over 1,700 acres of open space in perpetuity and fund key traffic and road safety improvements, all at no cost to local taxpayers.
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By the Numbers
active adult (seniors)
acres of permanently protected open space
Overall density will be limited to three units per acre as averaged across the entire 815-acre site
in revenue and fees for city, schools, fire, and other public services
Hundreds of healthcare jobs at John Muir and Kaiser and hundred more union construction jobs over
to Traffic Flow and Safety
Without Measure L, local traffic flow, particularly around Heritage High School and Adams Middle School, will continue to be a significant problem. Deer Valley Road will also remain a huge safety concern.
Measure L will extend American Avenue
Measure L will widen Balfour Road
Safety improvements to Deer Valley Road are also eligible, making Brentwood residents’ drive to Kaiser safer and faster
Senior Housing — Maximum Benefit with Minimum Impact
By adding a senior community, Measure L’s benefits come with very little impact.
Seniors contribute less traffic during both rush hour and school drop off and pick up times
Very few school-age children will live on this property (if it gets annexed into Brentwood) meaning no additional school-crowding
Brentwood’s seniors are an economic engine, providing revenue to the local economy by shopping at Brentwood businesses
Build a Fire Station and Staff It
At its September 11 meeting, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District unanimously approved an agreement with Blackhawk-Nunn — the people behind Measure L — to build a new fire station, staff it and fund much-needed fire safety and emergency response equipment.
The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is critically underfunded which, coupled with California’s wildfires, is hazardous for everyone.
Permanently Preserving More than 1,700 Acres of Open Space
Save Mount Diablo supports Measure L because according to Land Conservation Director Seth Adams, Measure L is providing an opportunity for a once-in-a-generation environmental tradeoff agreement to protect over 1,500 acres of open space between Brentwood and Mount Diablo: a net conservation gain
Would protect at least 225 acres of open space on the property, which would include agricultural land, such as vineyards and olive groves, and other open space uses
Create Hundreds of Long-Term Jobs
The planned expansion of John Muir Hospital relies on passing Measure L, which estimates show will create at least 195 guaranteed healthcare jobs. John Muir and Kaiser rely on the area’s senior population to remain economically viable. These hospitals are important job providers in our community and will support hundreds of new jobs if we approve this measure.
Measure L will also provide hundreds of long-term union construction jobs over the 20-year build out. Brentwood is home to countless building trades workers who often commute hours to San Francisco or beyond each day for construction jobs.
The Right Plan for Brentwood
Consistent with Brentwood’s General Plan for community build out (SPA 2)
Allows Brentwood to control its own growth
The urban limit line can only be changed through voter approval
This property was previously inside a prior formulation of the county’s urban limit line