Letter From Karen Yee & Ann Heile

We were shocked to learn about Steve Kelly’s most recent conflict of interest on the Santa Clara Planning Commission.

As Chair of the Santa Clara Planning Commission, Steve approves his own real estate rezoning deals.

We need representatives who seek and address neighbors’ concerns.

On Woodhams Road, there is a proposal to rezone a specific lot from 2 to 5 houses. This severely changes the character of the neighborhood.

Shockingly, Steve Kelly, Planning Commission Chairman, represents the buyer! When neighbors escalated conflict of interest concerns, Mr Kelly finally recused himself. However, he retains significant influence and also profits significantly.

We need a fair, less biased, more objective process.