I am posting the comments by Sustainable Saratoga regarding the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). It is important that people are aware of how serious an impact the final UDO document, if approved, may have on the city. I would urge the readers of this blog to follow this process closely. Just one example is their proposal to change the current lot size requirements to a fluid version based on the lot sizes specific to a particular area. The manner by which lot size under this proposal would actually be determined is never explained. Potentially, a neighborhood with some small, non-conforming lots could end up with many more units than current zoning allows. There are other similarly concerning recommendations. As Sustainable has pointed out, the process by which these changes were arrived at was completely opaque. The original document submitted by the consultants was rejected by the city’s planning department. The planning department then oversaw the rewriting of this paper. I made a request for the original paper to compare it with the rewritten version. I was asked to leave my telephone number but consistent with this process, I was never called.