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Midnight Looming, Council Postpones CSUS Vote Till Oct. 9

Approximately 35 members of the community spoke out during the public hearing--most favorably to the project.

As expected, Tuesday's meeting of the Belmont City Council went late--very late, and the vote on evening's main agenda item, the (CSUS), was postponed until the Oct. 9 meeting.

Following a presentation about the project by city staff, comments from CSUS officials, and a public hearing during which approximately 35 members of the community voiced their opinions on the project, Mayor Dave Warden polled the council to see if they wanted to continue the discussion or continue it to a later meeting.

After a brief discussion, the council decided that given the late hour, it would be in the best interest of all concerned to continue the agenda item at its Oct. 9 meeting.

Patch will update this story on Wednesday with some of the public comments and discussion by city counci that took place Tuesday night.

Annie September 15, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Member, you have made the point that even if every child enrolled in CSUS was dropped off at school, before the Ralston start time you will still have 96 more cars. Those cars will be coming during commute time and the same time as Ralston. Going home you will be adding that 336 more cars at commute time that the school won't generate.
Member September 15, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Annie, I said that 336 parking spaces is not possible. So, you won't add that to traffic. Currently, there are 165 parking spaces at 6-8 and 10 Davis Drive.
Member September 15, 2012 at 02:37 AM
And Annie, realize that if every child enrolled in CSUS was dropped off at school, that would result in 480 trips (240 cars times 2) going through the Davis Dr/Ralston Intersection in the morning and again to pick-up.
Rob September 15, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Member, but remember they are carpooled, shuttled and dropped off. You aren't being fair. Still like their numbers better than a full office park no matter how you spin it. I live close to the site and will be impacted by ANY Rakston traffic. It's a Belmont issue. Not CSUS's issue. Did you read the Daily Journal today...the Editor says we can cone toghether and fix the Ralston issue. And CSUS wants to be a part of that collaboration. I have no vested interest in the school coming to Belmont. My kids are fine in the schools they attend. At first I said, "heck no" when this topic came up and then I did my research and feel this is the BEST possible traffic situation for Davus Drive. A great school who wants to will with us on all issues versus big bussiness who won't. It's a winner Member.
Annie September 15, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Rob, that was the point I was trying to make. Rob is correct any business or school will have more traffic on Ralston. CSUS is trying to alleviate some of these problems by starting school earlier than Ralston Middle School, carpooling, shuttles and public transportation. The point is there will be less traffic with the school than a business. Commute times are different than a business. Traffic will be impacted twice a day with a business, once a day (with less traffic) if CSUS is allowed to build the school.

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