Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - May 28, 2010

Letters: What 'D' means

Dear Editor,

There is ongoing controversy with Proposition D and the ridgelands. Proper investigation will show that new homes built on the site will not interfere with the ridges. A drive up Hearst Drive to the site will prove this. Supporters of Yes on D are giving tours on the property to illustrate the point.

A Yes vote on D means that:

1. The high quality of homes built there will bring in more taxes to Pleasanton, and go toward maintaining Pleasanton as a wonderful place to live. That will certainly be a positive in keeping and adding to the value of existing homes.

2. A Yes on D will contribute $2 million to our schools and add another $300,000 annually to their funding.

3. The provision of 496 acres of open space, with hiking and nature trails provided for posterity makes Yes on D something that is a "no brainer." Why would any thinking person turn this down?

4. Yes on D will protect our beautiful ridgelines, open space and large old oak trees, and will permanently block any future development of the site.

When you vote, think of your future, as well as that of your families and all Pleasanton citizens. Think of Pleasanton, the city we all love and have all worked for over the years! Our family urges you to vote Yes on D.

Florence L. Bras

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