I am asking the City Council, city attorney and city manager to stand up to the harassment of our citizens. It is outrageous that a citizen would be put in a position that requires that they hire an attorney to defend themselves for participating in a process that is so much a part of our Pleasanton culture. It is the process that began the political involvement of most of our current City Council. It is the responsibility of our city and City Council to protect every citizen's rights.
Even if you support the Oak Grove project, it is your responsibility and moral obligation to protect our rights against intimidation and harassment.
Please follow the example set by a past council that stood up for the rights of Pleasanton citizens, even when they did not support the referendum as in the case of the Ponderosa project.
Please complete the certification of the referendum per California Election Code at the next council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15.