The selection of Jill Buck as Woman of the Year ("Woman of the Year--Jill Buck: a purpose-driven life," Cover Story, Dec. 28, page 16) understates her contributions to Pleasanton, Alameda County and both California and the United States. She is truly the Person of the Year.
In my opinion, both Jill Buck and Pat Belding have contributed more to the City of Pleasanton as "ordinary" citizens than any elected official has in the last decade. They have, by their actions, paid more than lip service to the concept of "Community of Character." They have demonstrated higher ethics than most of our elected officials.
I would encourage Jill Buck to run for the position of mayor or City Council of Pleasanton to change the culture of Pleasanton government.