I feel bringing this idea of quasi-upscale apartments to where my fellow homeowners live is a joke.
I purchased my home in the Glenbriar development because of the respectable working-class atmosphere, where people have and continue to take care of their homes.
I feel this area of southern Tracy is where most people want to live and raise a family. I feel that bringing 244 rentals also brings more problems and issues to this city that it really can’t afford in the long run.
I have seen police and fire resources be cut and response times that are ridiculous. I have seen money wasted on silly downtown projects along with the bus station that nobody wants to use.
I would like to think Tracy’s brilliant leaders would be able to develop real projects that benefit everyone in this city and not just someone with a temporary plan who won’t take any pride in where they live.
I feel residential homes and some park space would fit perfectly in the parcel where the apartments are planned. I did not receive a notice or hear about this apartment planning by the city, nor did any of my neighbors. I believe this is another tactic by the city and its council to get one over on the people of this city.
This city has enough apartments. There is a 324-unit apartment complex at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and Sycamore Parkway. I feel this is enough of units for this area.
I have seen my home value drop by 50 percent since 2006. It is obvious to me that this city does not care about me or my fellow homeowners. I have not even started to talk about the crime and or calls for service that this complex will demand from the city.
• Editor’s note: The City Council unanimously approved 144-unit and 60-unit apartment complexes on Valpico Road at the dead-end of Glenbriar Drive at its Tuesday, Dec. 18, meeting.