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Janette Fon inside City Boundary August 30, 2019, 10:45 PM
I was walking home tonight with my 10-year-old son and had to cross Moraga Road at Moraga Blvd. We are well aware that someone died last summer as a left-turn was made into him. Even after that incident, it has always bewildered me why we still have a yield-on-left-turn light there. Why isn't the pedestrian protected all the time? Tonight, as we were crossing, as soon as the red light was up, the driver ready to make a left turn gunned it right towards us. I froze and yelled at the top of my lungs, "Stop!" as I held my hand up (as if I could have stopped him) protecting my son. Fortunately, his window was down and he was able to stop. We crossed as he hung out of his car window saying he was so sorry. My son and I were petrified. We stopped and hugged after crossing trying to shake off that terrible image of the car accelerating towards us as if we were not there. This light configuration is too dangerous. It needs to be 100% protected for the pedestrian to cross completely before the red light is lifted on the left-hand-turn driver coming from Moraga Blvd. It's just an accident waiting to happen and borders on negligence. If this won't be done then we need more visibility such as lights on the ground lighting up the cross-walk or in the best case a bridge that avoids the pedestrian in the street altogether.
edith locher inside City Boundary July 20, 2019, 12:33 PM
I am strongly supporting the comments by Elizabeth Doyle, June 9th 2019 about leaf blowers! They are a health hazard! Edith Locher.
Kathy Marshall inside City Boundary June 17, 2019, 2:38 PM
I attended the June 12, 2019 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Committee meeting to ask whether or when inspections will be done in our County particularly in Lafayette. The answer was not what I hoped. Moraga-Orinda Fire District posted on Facebook that they are out in force issuing citations and they are focusing on evacuation routes. I saw tree work happening on Glorietta. Is Lafayette, particularly the part that is marked red for very high hazard zone doing the same?
Name not shown inside City Boundary June 13, 2019, 9:22 AM
I’d really like to see downtown Lafayette be more like downtown Danville, Los Gatos, Pleasanton, etc. with a focus on boutique shops and restaurants. Currently, downtown Lafayette has too much of a mixture of all sorts of businesses and residential that keep it from being the quaint downtown that it could be. Zoning for just boutique shops and restaurants for several blocks within the immediate downtown, moving other businesses to the outskirts of town would make downtown Lafayette a much better place for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Elizabeth Doyle inside City Boundary June 9, 2019, 6:39 PM
The din from the leaf blowers in the community has changed Lafayette to a very noisy place to live. All day and most days there is leaf blowing racket....everywhere. I have lived here 35 years. Even on the "spare the air days" the gas driven loud leaf blowers are run all around our neighborhood and it is oppressive but also illegal.
Berkeley outlawed them. I would like to do the same.
James Martin inside City Boundary May 13, 2019, 9:05 AM
Everything about this project is exactly the opposite of what Lafayette needs...
No to increased density
No to removing local infrastructure ( medical offices) that support our community
No to removing local jobs
No to increased classroom sizes at our local schools
No to increased traffic everywhere, especially at the most trafficked corner of our town
Name not available inside City Boundary May 12, 2019, 9:42 AM
The 1/2 mile to BART is as the bird flies and doesn’t meet the state’s “walking” goal of 1/2 mile. The true walking distance is 50% greater to around .75 miles.
Second, the 1/2 mile is only places it halfway within the project and 50% of the project is OUTSIDE their radius given the architect’s own survey.
papa john kiefer outside City Boundary May 10, 2019, 4:37 PM
Corporate Terraces -
I regularly visit three professional offices for various medical needs. Being an elder, I am grateful they reside in Lafayette. If the proposed development is approved, where will these three medical facilities move to and remain within the Lafayette? I feel threatened buy this proposal, as it would negatively affect my quality of life. Further, I appreciate the current architecture, as it is visually unobtrusive.
We need access to professional / medical facilities in Lafayette, not more residential complexes in our core area.
Papa John Kiefer
Mike Becker inside City Boundary May 10, 2019, 6:58 AM
Lafayette is being transformed into a high density wreck. The endless building and profiteering by developers is a disaster. Shame on those involved.
Name not shown inside City Boundary May 9, 2019, 5:51 PM
This is a disaster! I can’t believe it. That little medical complex has been a godsend for us and many others. We are in our 90’s and depend on that locale for our medical needs. That’s as civil as I can be!