Listed as one of the 15 Botanical Priorities Protection Areas of the East Bay, Tassajara Valley offers possibly the best example of rolling grasslands and alkaline swales in the East Bay.  Home to many rare and unusual plants, the Condgon’s tarplant is one species that occurs regularly in this area.

Congdon's tarplant (Centromadia parryi ssp. congdonii) with beetle photo by John Game

Congdon's tarplant (Centromadia parryi ssp. congdonii) with beetle photo by John Game

San Ramon has decided to attempt to break it’s current Urban Limit Line to allow for more growth outside of the City bounds.  This proposed change to the General Plan will imperil the botanical values of the Tassajara Valley area, as well as asking to rezone “parkland” to developed land (i.e. commercial and other).

EBCNPS has submitted a letter to the City Council and asked for the City to reconsider this ungainly proposal.  This general plan change will be voted on by San Ramon residents in the November 2010 election.

Here are our comments to San Ramon City Council regarding the General Plan Update process

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