My friend and I attended the Memorial Day Flag Ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery on May 31. The service was lovely with all the Scouts, speakers, the band, songs, and prayers to honor those who have fought for our freedoms.
When the ceremony ended, we walked around the whole cemetery for about an hour, locating familiar names on crypts and headstones. My friend and I were so impressed with the upkeep of the grounds. The flower holders were all full of flowers; some artificial and many fresh flowers. It was peaceful and beautiful to be there.
We would like to thank whoever has been caring for the cemetery grounds and making it so lovely.
On behalf of "Save Pleasanton Hills" and the "No on D" Campaigns, we would like to express our appreciation to all of our grassroots volunteers and contributors! We ran our frugal campaign, focused on keeping expenses low while educating voters about Oak Grove.
* Thank you to the many volunteers who spent their Saturdays at Farmer's Market talking to citizens.
* Thank you to our tireless walkers who spread the message by delivering hundreds of bright green fliers door-to-door, because mass mailers were too costly.
* A big thank you to the students at Foothill High School that spread the word that this plan was environmentally damaging to our ridgelines.
* A heartfelt thank you to our voters that knew this Oak Grove plan was not good for our city.
* And a generous thank you to our many financial donators that came close to covering our expenses. Close, but we are not there yet.
The land owner spent over $500,000, while our organization spent under $10,000. However, we still have $1,757 in outstanding bills. A $25 check (or more) payable to "Save Pleasanton Hills" would be a big help. Please mail it to: Save Pleasanton Hills, P.O. Box 5087, Pleasanton 94566.
You passed Measure PP to protect our ridges (November 2008), and now we have defeated Oak Grove (June 2010). Pleasanton's ridges will be safe for generations to come -- all because you helped and voted No on D.