Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - May 7, 2010

Letter: Yes for future of Pleasanton

Dear Editor,

I would like to share my thoughts on Oak Grove and Measure D.

While I am happy that Pleasanton voters will have the opportunity to vote on the Oak Grove plan, I'm disappointed that it has taken this long to approve a plan that clearly brings great benefits to our community with very little impacts. What more can we possibly ask for than a plan that asks for nearly half of what the landowners are allowed to do on the property (only 51 home sites instead of 98) while also giving the city of Pleasanton 496 acres of open space to help protect against future growth to the southeast. With so much open space, Pleasanton residents will benefit with trails for hiking, biking and equestrian with a parking and staging area.

If you still need more reasons to vote Yes on Measure D, think about the property tax revenue that will be generated for the city as a result of 51 homes. It is estimated the city will receive approximately $200,000 annually to help pay for vital city services. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, our treasured schools will receive much needed revenue from property taxes estimated at $300,000 every year, as well as a one-time direct fee of $2 million.

For the future of Pleasanton, vote Yes on D.

Dick Quigley


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