Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 30, 2010

Letter: Campaign of deception

Dear Editor,

Pleasanton's mayor and two City Council members had the opportunity to rescind their vote approving Oak Grove. They failed to listen to their people who voted in Measures PP and QQ restricting houses on ridges and hilltops. The three unanimously voted to spend $95,000 to put Measure D, Oak Grove, on the June ballot instead of $10,000 for the November election.

Could it be the developer wanted lower voter turnout?

Do the mayor and the two council members fear they would not be re-elected for another term in November if the Pleasanton electorate saw their support for the destruction of our southeast ridgelines despite the overwhelming approval of PP and QQ on the same ballot as their re-election? Are they afraid it might affect their re-election potential?

The Oak Grove developer is spending thousands and thousands of dollars on a campaign of deception to try to coerce voters to support this measure. Please do not be influenced by their multiple mailings that greatly exaggerate the benefits of this development. The negative consequences to the southeast ridgelines and the beauty of Pleasanton greatly exceed any small advantages.

Become an educated voter and get all the facts at Vote No on Measure D.

Julie Schon


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