The Livermore Planning Commission’s May 2 decision to recommend that the city council alter the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan (SLVSP) to accommodate development of a 30-room hotel was wrong.

We believe the city council should reject the recommendation and send the hotel project back to the architect’s drawing board. While we support a long-desired Wine Country Inn, the SLVSP’s rules were not meant to be broken because a developer does not want to abide by them.