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on May 5, 2011
I wonder why they didn't film at the most popular spot on Main Street.... Corner of Tully's where the community hangs out, day and night, in the morning and have their coffee? Politics as usual ~ The battle goes on between the "Arch" gang and the "Magnet Shops" of Downtown Pleasanton
I hope someone comments on the air about how Pleasanton is "the town that couldn't pass a parcel tax." Pleasanton is the town that "really" cares about the education of its children. What a joke of a town!
Jeb Bing & The Cannons. No, not the name of a band, but I hope, Jeb, that your weekly column details how Brent & Laura and their crew embraced our great city. (Still great, even with the missed education funding opportunity; we all are protecting our money, even from good causes, out of necessity.)
Downtown Customer if you feel that Tully's defines Pleasanton that is a sad statement. Deans, the Arch, the old gas station I guess those mean nothing. Tully's is just a chain store found in any other town and the corner that all the middle school kids hang out on, yeah its a magnet that I stay away from.
They shut down the street for a liberal lamestream media event. That speaks volumes for this city.
Right, DW. Lafayette passed their parcel tax for education by a landslide 74%. Don't those residents have to "hold on" to their money in uncertain times too?
There is NO excuse for the greedy, self-centered ignorance "good old Pleasantonians." They will have to learn the hard way, after people move away because the schools degrade and property values fall.
The Fall of the Pleasanton Empire.
take a look around ""Lafayette passed their parcel tax for education by a landslide 74%.""
Waht has that got to do with Pleasanton? [portion removed]
Enjoy The Fall....
Let's not forget that 65 percent voted yes. That is the majority of Pleasanton...sorry No's but you are definitely the minority here.
1. Whoever scheduled TV on a "MORNING AFTER" should be fired.
2. 'Educator' is right....$150.DONATIONS from the Yes voters would
have met E's goals ! having assets, does NOT mean having money, not everybody CAN pay and should not be made a criminal for not being able to...donations are MORE FAIR.
3. Kevin, NO the 'majority in Pleasanton" did NOT vote yes. We are a town of about 70K, aprx 50K adults. 13K+ voted yes; 7K+ voted no;
aprx 25-30K did NOT vote at all !...like most elections. I'm a voter who decided to NOT vote this election because it was a tax issue....I am a senior and would be exempt, if I don't pay, I shouldn't be allowed to vote...for OTHERS to pay. I strongly feel in any votes ever, if it's about PAYING taxes, people who do NOT pay (welfare or whatever reason...like under the table beneficiaries) should not be allwed to vote. IF they don't have skin in that game (don't pay), then how dare they vote to TAKE FROM OTHERS ! ! !
When a measure or proposal comes up it is the responsibility of everyone to help in the decision making. Everyone's input is requested, as on a jury, it is your responsibility to vote and help make the best decision.
It seems shallow to not vote because it doesn't impact yourself. It will impact your neighbors, possibly your kids, certainly the city and schools. Do you abstain from measures on BART extensions because you may not be here in ten years when it is built, or environmental issues because - it wont be your problem? Do you not include your consideration on fighting wars overseas when you vote - just because you don't have a son or daughter in the military. Democracy means we all vote on the decisions... noit just teh ones that directly impact us
You also imply that voting is dictated by your pocket book and apparently believe that the size of people's pocketbook should determine if they can vote or not. Fresh out of the 18th century! The Constitutional Fathers thought only land-holders should vote. So let's deny the seniors who live in assisted housing the right to vote, and maybe you when you chose to live in an apartment becasue you don't need a big house in Pleasanton - surrender your voting card.
I don't care whether you vote yes or no on a proposition, please use your judgement. But please don't tell me your judgement is only based on your wallet. In any culture that sounds selfish.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that PUSD will NOT be receiving 13,000 checks for $98. How about it; how many of you have made your donations now that E has been defeated?
I voted no but I've already donated far more than $98 each year for many years...to the programs I choose to support.
Many of us will be donating more than that. We will also be working very hard to get Measure F on the ballot. Will you be sending a check for $98?
Glen, I'm sure at least some will and good for them. My point is that most will not.
I've been sending in checks. Here's a portion of my response to another poster: "this year I've donated over $3000, last year it was over $2500, and over $1000 each of the several years prior to that. I have also volunteered 100+ hours per year for the past four years."
Well, Blabber Flack, Sorry you think it shallow for me to not vote, since I wouldn't be paying. If I had voted, it would have been NO....I thought it more honorable for me to not vote.
I would prefer still having my large home, but I do not. The majority of my decisions are made based on costs. If only our elected officials had made their decisions based on costs, like they should....then we wouldn't be in this mess.
I have been watching NBC3 and they closed off the streets in the other towns they have been visiting, as well. I thought they did a great job showcasing downtown Pleasanton...how did this topic get hijacked to be about politics and taxes???
What the numbers on Measure E prove is that only 35% of the population bothered to read Measure E and saw it for what it really was: a very poorly written bill. Maybe if Measure F is done properly I'll consider voting for it. People of Pleasanton, please read these measures before you vote.
I like how some people (take a look around) think that the entire city should pay to educate their children. When my children were in the Pleasanton school system I spent a lot of money on donations and other educational expenses. I don't expect any one else to pay my child's education and I don't want to be "expected" to pay theirs. If I chose to donate that's one thing but no one should be forced to pay for something that doesn't benefit them. Now that my children are in college, lets pass a bill for the whole city to fork over money to the college to reduce my chilrens' tuitions.
Biteme, you say, "When my children were in the Pleasanton school system I spent a lot of money on donations and other educational expenses. I don't expect any one else to pay my child's education and I don't want to be "expected" to pay theirs."
If others hadn't paid for your children's education back then, you would have been paying full private-school tuition. In today's dollars, for say two kids, were you donating the equivalent of about $40-50,000 per year?
Public education is a part of our country's moral fabric. It's in the public best interest to have educated children. Other people did help pay for your children's educations, whether you welcomed it or not. And it's part of giving back to help pay for other kids now. Isn't it hypocritical to have received the help back then and not want to help now?
It might be a good idea for the Downtown Association to invite Channel 2 to downtown for one of the Wednesday evening events and showcase the city in a bit better light. Invite the bands from the high schools and put a camera in front of many of the businesses such as the dairy, the Rose Hotel, Gay 90s, etc.
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