SAN LEANDRO (KCBS) – Homeowners in San Leandro’s Heron Bay Homeowners Association walked away disappointed from a City Council meeting Monday night, after the council voted five to one in favor of a proposed windmill project by Halus Power Systems.
Halus, a company that installs refurbished windmills for the purpose of generating electricity, has proposed erecting a 100 ft. tall windmill roughly 500 ft. from the boundary of Heron Bay.
San Leandro’s Board of Zoning Adjustments approved the proposal in February.
“In the total disregard of what it does to the property values, the esthetics of the association…bay marshes – which are protected, I frankly don’t understand why the federal government isn’t interested in this thing that close to the federal marshes. It’s going to effect bird patterns,” attorney Alan Berger argued on behalf of the association, hoping to convince the councilmembers to overrule the Board of Zoning Adjustments’ earlier decision.