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City Council, school board to meet in joint session tonight

School finances, need for another school among discussion topics

Pleasanton City Council members will meet with their counterparts on the school board in their annual joint meeting set for 7 p.m. tonight in the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Discussions will include the future need for a school in the Hacienda Business Park after the City Council on Monday night approved a multi-million-dollar housing project there. BRE will build 18 three- and four-story buildings on two separate sites with just over 500 rental units ranging in size from studio apartments to three-bedroom units.

Also likely to be on the agenda is the school district's ongoing budget problems stemming from state budget cuts.

The joint meeting will be held in the council chambers in the Civic Center, which is located at 200 Old Bernal Ave.

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Posted by Where's The Agenda?
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

If you want to see the agenda, look at the City's web page. I just looked at the school district's site and did not see an agenda posted. Brown Act???


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Posted by Tracey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Monday? Wouldn't today be a better day for a "joint session?"


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Posted by Rules, they have no rules
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Where's the Agenda, you have to remember, the District doesn't follow the Brown Act, State Law, or any parts of the Constitution.

They are sort of like some Banana Republic Web Link sort of like Guatemala, Honduras. Rules don't apply to them.

Looking forward to a long awaited coup so that eventually they will act within the laws that govern every other public agency.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

(Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)


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Posted by tim
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

along with a school in the hacienda park, how about: juvenile detention facility and a police substation. this will help with the coming crime that will no doubt arrive with the complex.


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Posted by Bat Guano
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

This meeting will be between The 3 Stooges and the Clueless 5. Does anybody expect anything productive to result? I'm timing how long it will take Ol' Jeb or Gina to nuke my post.


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Posted by Rules, they have no rules
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

Tim, good idea. How about a Federal office building that houses a new field office for the FBI and the Dept of Homeland Security Counter-terrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit and the DOJ U.S. Attorney's Office?

Think of the savings.

This will save on Federal travel/per diem dollars for dozens of Federal employees and contractors for future sting operations in busting other fake universities that offer the Ph.D. of Nurse that will be operating at the downtown PUSD Administrative Offices in the future.


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Posted by curious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

So B. G., what position are you going to run for since you seem to be so unhappy with the folks that have put themselves out there and been elected by a majority of the voters? Oh, I get it, just hide behind some phony name and call other people names--wow, I'm impressed!!


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Posted by curious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

BTW, the meeting was apparently canceled tonight as the school district didn't post the agenda according the Brown Act rules!! Either total incompetence or someone didn't want the meeting to take place. I'm betting it was intentional. . .


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Posted by steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

There always hiding something. Whats becoming clearer is that the low income housing is a ruze to bring more goverment into town. More schools, more teachers, more police, more postal workers, more FBI, more drug sniffing dogs. Anybody notice anything about this? There all UNION. Except the dogs. Guess we should prepare to pay higher taxes.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Here is what was posted at PUSD:
"Notice of Meeting Cancellation 4/23/12
"The Joint Pleasanton City Council and PUSD Meeting for 4/23/12 has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a later date.

"There was a change in the law at the beginning of the year (AB 1344, Effective January 1, 2012) which requires a legislative body of a local agency to post on its website notices of regular and special meetings. While the agenda notice was posted in hard copy at the District Office, it was not posted to the PUSD website. In light of this, the meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date."

Whatever change there was in the law, posting these agendas for regular, special, and joint meetings either for one governing body or for joint meetings with other governing bodies has been required for many years.


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Posted by Tracey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

You tell 'em, Kathleen! Woohoo!

I bet it's all some kind of union scam, huh? Cuz you KNOW they're all in cahoots!

Rock on, Kathleen Ruegsegger, rock on!


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Posted by steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Kathleen, don't mind the trolls. You tell it like it is. Theres obviously a conspiracy behind this. First they announce it. Then they don't post it. Then they cancel it. It probrably because we're now on to the filthy scallywags trying to expand goverment and union paychecks once again. How much union corruption are we going to tolerate before we toss all these fools out?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Really "Tracey", you need to find something real to complain about. I posted the "company line. It is spin. No one in the supts. office belongs to one of the unions.


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

The school district has posted ALL agendas on their website for years. It is not new information for them to do this. This excuse of a new law is just that, an excuse. Someone in the superintendents office dropped the ball big time. Shame on the district for trying to CYA with this excuse.


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Posted by Rules, they have no rules
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

Having the administrators spin the "Brown Act" requiring agendas to be posted 72 hours in advance as a brand new law is hilarious.


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