Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 30, 2010

Letter: No mega-mansion housing

Dear Editor,

I moved to Pleasanton in 1973 and delighted in our city's unique and incredibly beautiful hillsides.

During the past 37 years, I have seen many mayors and City Council members come and go. None has infuriated me like the following three members of the current City Council: Jennifer Hosterman, Jerry Thorne and Cheryl Cook-Kallio. They have appalled, disappointed and frustrated me time and time again with their consistent inability to "hear" what many of the residents of this town have said loudly and clearly - Do not desecrate our hillsides!

While flaunting their "majority vote," they have confused the issues (competing Measures PP and QQ); abandoned its citizens (non-participation regarding the referendum lawsuit); and ignored logic and the public's input (by putting Oak Grove on the June ballot instead of November and needlessly costing taxpayers nearly $100,000 to do so).

We will have our chance to do truly what's right for this city by voting No on Measure D on June 8 where our voices will finally be heard: "Save Pleasanton's Hills!"

Do not approve mega-mansion housing for 51 families that will end up destroying the abundant natural beauty of the hillsides and the views that are now enjoyed by thousands of families.

Please join me by voting No on Measure D. Future generations will thank you.

June Thompson

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