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Exhibit "A" <br /> <br /> Chapter 17.36 <br /> GROWTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM <br /> <br />17.36.010 Purpose. <br /> <br /> A. Since the mid-1960's, Pleasanton's transformation from a small, agricultural-based <br /> community to a suburban bedroom community and then to a suburban "edge city" <br /> has been marked by periods of rapid growth which stressed the City's ability to <br /> provide infrastructure and services, affecting the quality of life of both existing and <br /> new residents. <br /> <br /> B. In order to minimize the adverse effects of rapid uncontrolled residential growth, <br /> the City Council adopted its first growth management ordinance in 1978, designed <br /> to regulate the location and rate of new residential growth in a period of sewage <br /> treatment capacity constraints brought about by air quality degradation concerns. <br /> Through the 1980's and 1990's, the City Council modified the growth management <br /> ordinance in order to better achieve the evolving goals set for it, with the rate, <br /> location, and type of residential units regulated to achieve the general welfare of <br /> the City. <br /> <br /> C. In 1996, the City Council adopted a comprehensive revision to its General Plan. <br /> Key goals and policies reflect the City's continued commitment to developing in an <br /> efficient, orderly, and logical fashion, ensuring adequate infrastructure and services <br /> are present to ensure that the City's quality of life and level of services are <br /> maintained. The General Plan calls for assuring its citizens of a predictable growth <br /> rate, while providing housing to meet the needs of all economic segments of the <br /> community, regional housing needs, and employment growth. <br /> <br /> D. Despite the controls established by past versions of the City's growth management <br /> program, residential development has continued to fluctuate over time, there has <br /> been little predictability of the actual number of new building permits issued and <br /> development under construction, and there is uncertainty over the City's ability to <br /> maintain its service levels and quality of life for its citizens due to regional <br /> influences and uncertain revenue sources for City and other local <br /> service-providing agencies. <br /> <br /> <br />