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Opinion - June 15, 2012

Long-serving council nearing an end

With the primary behind us and a few weeks remaining before the local November election campaigns begin in earnest, this may be the quietist time politically speaking to praise the work and composition of the Pleasanton City Council that will undergo a major change come Dec. 4. That's the date a new council with a new mayor and two new council members will be sworn in following their victories in the Nov. 6 municipal election. All but two on the council, Jerry Thorne and Cheryl Cook-Kallio, have been together since 2004, an eight-year run of elected leaders that is precedent-setting in itself. Given Thorne's election in early 2005 and Cook-Kallio's election in 2006, that's six years of reasonable solidarity in an elective body that is usually more frequently disrupted in its ongoing deliberations by newcomers.

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