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Five Former Mayors were In Developers' Pockets

Original post made by hikergirl, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Jun 1, 2010

I feel like the headline should read what it actually IS. Those mayors supporting development in the hills have never changed their tunes because they were and are business and developer-sponsored pro-growthers. The people of Pleasanton have voted down their absurd ideas since the early '90s. A vote of NO on Measure D is a vote to protect the hills and not give in to the money supplied by the developers to these "lobbyists." (Tom Pico has been on the Oak Grove payroll as a lobbyist for years...puullleeeze!)

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Posted by Geez
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Just because someone disagrees with you does not mean they are paid off by a developer. How much do you think a mayor or councilmember costs? Are you kidding? You obviously don't know how much work this is and the time that goes into planning by the city staff and elected officials. I am tired of people talking as if somehow government is constantly working against YOUR best interest. It is a balancing act.

These kind of comments take away from the real discussion.

POINT #1 They are NOT your hills. They don't belong to you. They LEGALLY belong to someone who has played by the rules. This is the third time they have presented a plan to the city.

POINT #2 Cities change. The idea is to figure how you balance the needs and the wants of the community with property rights, state and federal law.

POINT #3 The mayors are correct. This is a good deal. The balance is in the favor of the people of Pleasanton. 90% of the open space will be protected.

This not about personalities, who you like or don't like. . . there were public meetings, there were opportunities for discussion and compromise. This agreement did not happen in a vacuum. It was approved by a 4-1 vote and will bring many amenities to the city and the school district.

Vote yes on Measure D


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

A Short History of America: Web Link

Signed,

Robert Crumb

ps i rest my case...


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