Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - June 4, 2010

Letters: Environmentally irresponsible

Dear Editor,

Campaign finance disclosure statements on the Pleasanton city website tell the story: As of May 22, Yes on D had spent a whopping $379,308.60 to influence voters to support Oak Grove. No on D spent $6,915.28. Financial support for No on D comes from local donors. Yes on D has been 100 percent funded by the property owner, Frederic Lin.

The property owner has a financial stake in the outcome and is paying extravagantly to protect his investment. As an investor he is entitled to do that; making profits is his business. But Pleasanton voters should reject this slick and expensive campaign. It would be a shame to see such excessive and self-serving spending lead to victory at the polls, especially for a plan as environmentally irresponsible as Oak Grove.

Send a message to the special interests. Vote No on Measure D.

Anne Childs


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