Alternative 2 to the Los Gatos 2040 DEIR

From the Los Gatos 2040 DEIR:

6.6 Environmentally Superior Alternative
This section compares the impacts of the four alternatives to those of the proposed 2040 General

Because this is about how the town can make a dent into Green House Gases (GHG), we have only shown the best solution because the Town has thus far chosen the worst solution-ie, hi-growth without substantiation.  What’s more important to us than growth, is life.

Alternative 2 Summary
Alternative 2, Medium Growth would result in fewer impacts compared to the 2040 General Plan for
many of the environmental resource impact areas. Under this alternative there would be modest
increases in density ranges outside Opportunity Areas and additional increases inside Opportunity
Areas. Overall, Alternative 2 performs better than the 2040 General Plan, especially in the following
key areas:
Town of Los Gatos
2040 General Plan
§ Air Quality
§ Energy
§ Greenhouse Gases
§ Hydrology and Water Quality
§ Population and Housing
§ Public Services

The Town is Largely Developed

Given the Town is largely developed, future growth can only occur as built-out lots are redeveloped. ABAG projects by 2040 growth of 619 additional housing units that could be occupied by new residents. For the past 10 years the population … Continued

Allocation of up to 3904 Housing Units in the 2040 General Plan is the Wrong Decision

  Executive Summary:   The Town is in the process of updating its general plan for the next 20 years.  Part of this process is the requirement to identify space for future development of residential units to meet the State’s … Continued