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Column - March 16, 2012

From budgets to Buddy in large type

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton Finance Director Emily Wagner's success in writing children's books that even 3-year-olds can follow with ease and quickly learn to read makes us wonder if she wouldn't be better placed in Washington, D.C., where she could rewrite some of our tax codes. It is surprising when you look at Wagner's many years of accounting and finance activities, including writing and then re-working the hundreds of pages that go into Pleasanton's annual $100 million budget document, that she has the time and is able to make the transition to the younger set of readers.

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