1982 – Founding

We began as a small group of concerned Tri-Valley residents who wanted the general public to be informed about the implications of building the Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton.  It was being planned as a vast commercial development that was nearly absent of any residences.

This “out of balance” planning process meant that people working at Hacienda would live far away, and make highway 580 suffer tremendously. At that time (and it’s hard to imagine now) there was no daily commute backup on 580.  Locals never calculated our journeys to avoid 580 traffic – just drove when we wanted.  In the end, Hacienda did build a few residential units.

CBG continues to be committed to that fundamental idea; the best way to solve traffic problems is for people to be able to live near their jobs if they choose.