Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - June 4, 2010

Letters: Yes on D

Dear Editor,

It's disappointing that Steve Brozosky would oppose a measure that would benefit the Pleasanton Unified School District and the city he once served. If measure D passes, $2 million dollars comes to the school district via builder developer fees and after that $300,000/year for years in property taxes. He is failing to recognize that Pleasanton schools could still benefit from improvements and from modernization projects.

If Pleasanton had some facilities money they could start some very beneficial projects almost immediately. One such project would purchase engineering teaching equipment for a Career Technical Education (CTE) class at Amador Valley High School. Two other projects would provide training/athletic facilities at each high school for athletes and students to study physical therapy training. Another project, supported by Mr. Brozosky when he served, the district would renovate a badly deteriorated playing field at Foothill High School. These projects sit on the shelf for lack of district funds.

It is misleading for some to say the proposed development would damage the visible ridgeline of the Pleasanton hillsides. That is simply not true. And, we are only talking about 51 homes carefully sited on hundreds of acres of hillsides that will be hidden from view with trees and other enhancements. The parks created will be for all the citizens of Pleasanton to enjoy, not just a few trespassers that ignore the private property signs. Please sign up to take a tour of the property. You won't believe how beautiful it will be for all to enjoy.

George Hefner, Retired Director of Facilities, Pleasanton Unified School District

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