Dubliners for Change is a diverse group of resident volunteers working together to ensure that our city is governed in an ethical, constituent-driven manner. We are dedicated to the preservation of open space and the environment, quality education free from school overcrowding, sufficient infrastructure to support our city, and the development of a premier pedestrian friendly downtown.
2nd/4th Tuesday Every Month
100 Civic Plaza Dublin
Dubliners for Change
1st/3rd Tuesday Every Month
100 Civic Plaza
7471 Larkdale Dublin
Di-Manto Property Remains Zoned For Commercial/Retail
We Successfully Lobbied City Council to Vote "No" on "The Green" Project
We provided specific steps to DUSD that, in a relatively short period, led to a 50% increase in developer fees and the removal of the Demographer who had been providing the inaccurate data to DUSD for well over 10 years.
History of Dubliners For Change
Our founders, working as "Friends of Dublin Open Space", authored the "Dublin Open Space Initiative", which established an urban limit border along the eastern city limits, maintaining the Doolan-Collier Canyon area as agriculturally zoned open space. Should any development proposals for the area come the city’s way, they would require voter approval. The Initiative was passed unanimously by the Dublin City Council.
Dubliners For Change continues to advocate behind the scenes, and in the public eye, for the citizens of Dublin.
Requires the preservation of as many Heritage Trees (defined as having a trunk diameter of 24" or more) in Dublin as possible.
DFC Founder David Bewley, and other concerned Dublin citizens, were instrumental in the passage of Dublin's Heritage Tree Ordinance
We alerted City Council and local media outlets about the potentially unscrupulous practices of a prominent Dublin Planning Consultant. This led to an independent investigation into his invoices ($4.5 million over 10 years), the city's accounting and ethics policies, and the eventual suspension and termination of his firms' contracts with the city.
We successfully rallied the community to keep the 15+ year promise of a Pedestrian Friendly Community Gathering Place alive by petitioning City Council to prevent the developer's request to rezone the land to allow many residential units and much less commercial/retail space.
Lennar Homes requested a General Plan Amendment, which, if approved, would have rezoned critical Commercial/Retail land into Residential, allowing up to 372 additional homes to be built on the property at a time when our schools are overcrowded.
We Kept the Hope Alive for Grafton Street/Promenade
Current projects include Dublin's Pedestrian Friendly Downtown, Wanmei (Dublin's Protected Golden Eagles), Sutter Retail (Heritage Trees), IKEA, and a 2nd Comprehensive High School (CHS2).
We campaigned against this Developer Led Initiative, which would have authorized and urged the City of Dublin to annex Doolan Canyon, opening this pristine area to large scale housing development. We won by a landslide.
We successfully lobbied our City Council to prevent rezoning the DiManto Property (across the street from East Dublin Safeway) from Commercial to hundreds of medium- density & single family residential units.
We were instrumental in the election of key city council and school board members.
DFC Co-Founder, Dick Schneider, Co-Authored Alameda County Measure D
City Council and Dublin Unified School District Elections
We Successfully Led the Campaign to Save Doolan Canyon
Measure D passed, amending the Alameda County General Plan to protect 250,000 acres of open space in Eastern Alameda County from excessive, poorly located, harmful development.