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Here are some numbers on G at a glance if you are interested...

Original post made by Numbers Man, Birdland, on Jun 3, 2009

Info is from Pleasanton's website and Alameda county site for results numbers on Measure G...
There are 34,879 registered voters in Pleasanton
15,639 Voted
44% voted
27.6% of total registered voters voted yes
17.2% of total registered voters voted no
With the # of yeses that voted it took 3,185 to vote no to not pass
With the # of nos that voted it took 17,965 to vote yes to not pass (which is much higher than the total that voted at all)

Final real results (as if you didn't know)
9,651 Yes (61.7%)
5,988 No (38.3%)

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:29 am


Pleasanton voters on both sides... should be proud of themselves and their neighbors. Too many 'potential' voters in this country complain and don't go to the polls. It takes a great deal of courage to support what you believe. Hoorah!

Proud to be an American!

unclehomerr..


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Posted by ashamed
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I am ashamed of my community. When other, less affluent communities are able to pass a parcel tax overwhelmingly, enough Pleasanton voters have let bitterness, selfishness, and some irrational anti-teacher sentiment deprive students of the quality education they've come to expect. Whatever their reasons for voting "no" (and many of them are intelligent, well-thought, and justifiable), the bottom line is students are going to suffer. So congratulations on keeping your $233; now you get to go out to dinner at Haps.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Numbers Man, you've got some bad math there.

With a 2/3 majority required, to overcome 5988 'no's, you'd need twice as many 'yes's : 11976

To negate 9651 'yes's, you'd need half as many 'no's : 4825


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Posted by $$$
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

# man?
Can you or anyone post the Yes and No for each precinct? I think that will tell a lot about our little town. My guess is that those that have the least voted yes and those who have the most voted no. Steve B. was quoted in the CC times:
"People say times are tough and prices are going up everywhere, and there are other things the district needs to do before it asks for more taxes," he said.
I'm sure times are tough in Happy Valley... what a crock of @#$%^ !!!!!


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Posted by Numbers Man
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

oops.


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Posted by also a numbers guy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

If we are being picky, it would have been twice the no vote + 1 for passage, while it would have only taken one half of the yes votes to defeat the measure.


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Posted by another numbers guy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

11976 to pass (based on the no votes)

4826 to fail (based on the yes votes – 4825 = .6669 of the total. I don't know which way that is rounded by law.)


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Posted by another numbers guy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

opps ... make that 11977


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Posted by Map Guy
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Jun 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I'll link the results map once Alameda County makes it available.


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Posted by Basic Arithmetic
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

34,879 registered voters in Pleasanton

9,651 voted Yes or 27.7%.

25,228 did not or 72.3%.

The VAST majority have spoken.


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Posted by wunderboy
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jun 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I'm not sure that those that didn't vote would all be nos. If everyone was informed and voted it would be interesting to see the results though.


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

Dear Ashamed,

As you can see people are stuck on the result. Now is the time for ideas and for this "Community of Characters" to pick themselves up by the bootstraps and find a "Plan B" that can gain concensus.

We are stuck criticizing salaries and benefits and "the Big Bad Unions and Administrators". Contracts that were legally negotiated and approved. We should be blaming ourselves for the boobs we elected to manage policy in our school district. We, for too long, have left it up to others to take care of our business. Relying on this state whose population is projected to grow larger and more diverse is not the answer. We need to take care of our community and plan on relying less on the state and more on ourselves.

We need no more "rubber stamping" of staff reports from management. I believe schools boards, past and present did this alot. "Everything was beautiful". "And the Board said if Staff says so, then it mustbe".....Like the group of businesses downtown, who became less enchanted with the Chamber and specifically the PDA, they sprang to action to market themselves more aggressively. I propose that parents form a separate Grass Roots body to (PTA's are not the answer, they are political and got snowed too) get creative.

Why could our parents and grand parents find solutions and we cannot? Could it be that they may not have had money to throw at problems in the first and thus found a way to solve a problem, in facts many problems, in their time.

The wallet has simply slammed shut, now what is "Plan B"? Plan B should have been planned out long ago. It wasn't and WE are all to blame.

I seethe at the $300,000 spent on this special election. It was wrong and a great waste of money. Our parents and grand parents did not have money to waste.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Scott Walsh wrote: "Why could our parents and grand parents find solutions and we cannot? Could it be that they may not have had money to throw at problems in the first and thus found a way to solve a problem, in facts many problems, in their time."

My in-laws are like this. Don't have something? They don't buy it, they build it. I've known other immigrants that come to this country with nothing and act unhindered in their initiative to just go out and do what they need to do to make their way. Us Americans seem to have all sorts of hang-ups with this, like we're waiting for someone to give us permission. For all our modern emphasis on college preparatory education, we're actually pretty dumb.


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

I gave up on the school district when they threw out the shop classes, auto body classes and the other so-called "Blue-collar" subjects. What have you paid a plumber, a HVAC person, a building contractor, a car mechanic lately. It was all about college prep and state test scores and not all kids want to go to college or are about books. The Administrators knew best and the Board said "yup, yup".


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