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Miller posting signs on private property without permission

Original post made by Miller continues cheating on Apr 14, 2013

David Miller is disrespecting private property owner rights and continuing to do what he wants not what he says. He has posted dozens of his yard signs on private property where he has no permission to post signs. We live in one of the HOA associations (on board) and know for a fact he has no permission. Our friends, who are on another board, encountered the same situation. This will be the 2nd time in a week we have had to remove his signs again.

So much for respecting the right of private property owners. I guess the rules apply to everyone but David Miller. Ethics and fair team play continue to big a big concern with us as we see how Miller continues to disregard rules for only his benefit

Anyone is more ethical than Miller.

Comments (31)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

let show some patience...can we all get along?

there's no need to be nasty!

Posted by Max, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Saw a bunch of Miller/Tea party people holding up traffic at the corner of Valley and Hopyard. They kept pressing the buttons so they could walk back and forth with their signs. Not much consideration given to the people who just wanted to get home.

Posted by Jessi, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

There are other candidates who put signs in private properties without authorization, what we did is to contact the candidate to pick up the sign. No need to get nasty. I saw all candidates putting signs out in in permitted places.

Posted by BellRinger, a resident of Avignon
on Apr 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Wow...I haven't heard such petty nonsense since high school. Does anyone in these blogs actually discuss the real issues for this election?

Posted by Steve, a resident of Ponderosa
on Apr 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Miller continues to have questionable ethics. He continues to post signs up along Valley and property owners told us he did not get permission. After property owners removed signs, the Miller team just puts them back up again. This is illegal. Hear similar things are happening in other areas of the city too.

Miller said he values rights of private property owners but continues to disregard rules of these owners. So much for ethics and walking the talk from the miller team.

Posted by Miller ethics in question, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Hi Bell Ringer,

What issue is more important than trust and ethics. Not sure what you value, but I value someone who walks their talk. Miller continues to show he does not do this. Just a couple examples:

- Miller signs pledge of fair play when he submits to run for office including dates for putting up signs - breaks guidelines as he wants to be ahead of everyone else. Everyone else plays fair.

- Miller says he values property rights of owners and then puts out political signs on private properties w/o asking permission - not just once, but 2 and 3 times, after owners have removed signs earlier.

Have not seen any other candidate doing either of these things. Everyone else is playing fair game.

If ethics are not important to you, David Miler should be your guy.

Posted by ethicsforwho, a resident of Beratlis Place
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Excellent point about ethics.

We can talk about signs and anonymous accusations or we can talk about documented facts that Narum has taken contributions from the same developers who she will decide the millions of dollary up-zoning fate of their property on the east pleasanton task force. Or we can talk about the documented facts that Narum has taken money from 10 of the 20 members of the east pleasanton task force...a committee she is co-chair and one would think she should remain objective and uninfluenced. Or we can talk about the documented fact that Narum has taken money from the developers that she has previously approved projects while serving on planning commission. If this is what is plainly public, what else is there lurking?

Go look at her campaign financial filings and you will understand why there is all this nonsense being posted about signs. Narum can't hide these facts so she's making up fake controversy so you'll look the other way.

You decide what is important in this election...

Posted by ???, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I'm confused. . .I looked at Narum's financial disclosure and i only see money from 5 people who are on the east side task force. These include Nancy Allen, Pat Castanzo, Brock Roby, Ken Mercer and Bob Shapiro. Have i missed something. . .otherwise 5 vs 10 seems like more bs from the miller folks trying to dodge the question of placing signs where they don't have permission. BTW, these donations are only $100 a piece. . .not what's implied here.

I would like to see the Miller campaign address the questions of having signs on property where they don't have permission such as the office building at mohr & santa rita, corner of valley & bernal, valley business park, etc.

They've raised smoke and mirrors about Narum but have failed to address issues raised with their campaign!!

Posted by Miller ethics in question, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hi Ethic for who,

Just hoping Miller and his team, including you, would address his real ethics issues vs. trying to deflect issue to others Why do you and miller continue to say you value property rights and trespass to put up signs without permission?

As to Narum, according to the public filings, over 75% of her contributions are local residents with no development interest. You can see the facts on the city web site. In contrast, majority of miller's donations, according to city web site, are out of town and mostly just tea party.

Please try to address the issue about why Millet is not walking his talk and is violating property rights now vs. ignoring the issue at hand.

Posted by Silva, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm


We tried to tell Miller to stop putting signs up when we removed his sign from our private property He came back again when we were not looking and just put the same sign up again.

We called the police and they said we need to take care of removing signs. So here we go again as Miler will not stop!!!

If you are part of the Miller campaign, could you please ask Miller to stop trespassing on our property in the future.

Posted by Please stop Miller, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Miller illegally posting signs on our property as well. Please stop this, David Miller, and respect private property rights.

Posted by Ronald McDonald, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Miller even put up a sign at McDonalds on Stanley and Bernal. Gee whiz. I went to Burger King instead.

Posted by I think $100 is a lot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Kathy's team states some donations are only $100 x 5 people totaling $500. Am I missing something? I think that is a generous donation. I guess she is rolling in money and considers $500 just chump change.

Posted by wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Wow, that is a lot of attack. It is my experience in the previous campaigns that when signs get misplaced, the property owner will contact the candidate and the candidate will have their team take the sign away. Mr Miller is a guy with great ethics and integrity, I am sure Mr Miller will be more than happy to take it away if the property owner contact him. I hope everyone in the blog to focus on the real issues in the campaign.

Posted by Silva, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm


We have taken down signs twice and Miller just puts them back up again. He is trespassing and ever asked our permission.

He says he values private property rights and this is inconsistent. Why is he not calling to ask permission B4 he puts up signs. We property owners should not have to call Miller. He should know better if he is running for Council. If he can't honor property rights, how can we trust him to negotiate contracts or other city issues?

Posted by wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Thanks Silva. I believe firmly Mr Miller value property rights. I do not believe Mr Miller's campaign team will put the sign out twice, I am wondering whether someone else might have set this up? Maybe his opponents' campaign team? To make Mr Miller look bad!!! Wow, what a political campaign strategy. Let's focus on the campaign, the real issue.

Posted by Ronald McDonald 2, a resident of California Reflections
on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I saw Miller's sign that he illegally put up on Valley and Bernal (I hear the owner took it down at least twice).

I ended up staying away from McDonalds and "miller illegal land" and went to Burger King. Love their burgers too.

Let's all play fair and ethical so we can keep the wonderful Pleasanton small town feel.

Posted by Josh, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Wow, are you saying Miller's campaign team is Ok putting out signs once illegally but you doubt they will put them out twice??????? Once is not right. Also property owners should not have to track down Millers info and call him - Miller should know better and not trespass.

The ethics of Miller and his campaign team are awry. Sounds like you may be the campaign leader and please help in any way you can to insure Miller and his team are playing fair and legal.

Posted by Set up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I now believe this whole thing is a set up, by whoever Mr Miller's opponent's campaign team is. And the string of emails sounds like all from one person. I would recommend everyone to stay positive and focus on the real issue of the campaign. Thank you.

Posted by Craig, a resident of Old Towne
on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

Why are the candidates themselves being accused of the placing of signs? They have no control of the people that ask for a sign to post.

I more concerned with the signs that appear at shopping centers and on city properity along roads and near corners.

I suggest a city ordinance that requires each sign posted to be signed when obtained by the person posting it, name and address.

Posted by Truth, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Craig...ultimately the candidate is 100 percent responsible for his/her campaign actions. Miller's actions enforce the fact he is an elitist who thinks the rules do not apply to him. This is not what Ptown needs......what a tool.

Posted by Chemist, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Who cares about signs? I care about Kathy Narum's donor list: it is packed with developers who will be expecting the inside track on permits, a short-change on infrastructure development, and who knows what other benefits in exchange for their donations. Follow the MONEY, forget about the SIGNS.

Posted by Signs of what are to come, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm


I care about signs as if a candidate can't follow the rules with something as simple as signs or properly instruct the people that are posting them, how can they lead anything more complex?

Let's stick with the facts that Miller seems to have lots of rhetoric but no meat to back up his promises.

We can do better!

Posted by huh?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Max said "Saw a bunch of Miller/Tea party people...". Max, tell me, what do tea party people look like? Do they all have cups of tea in their hands? Looks like you are a left-wing loony who calls anybody that does not think like you a tea party person. I am sorry that you do not have any confidence in yourself and feel you have the be the playground bully calling people names.

As far as I know and have seen, this is a non-partisan race. The only partisan politics I have seen is Olivia being supported by the democratic party. The rest of the candidates have not been involved in partisan politics.

Posted by Buford, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Buford (me)is back folks. Miller reminds me of a young Richard Pombo and that is why he has my vote. Pleasanton can be as big and pretty as Tracy, CA with a little hard work. Any progress on that downtown Walmart?

Posted by Pickles for sale, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I'm confused. If I see a bunch of people standing on a street corner with tri-cornered hats (surrogate for sheets?), confederate flags, and t.e.a. posters saying taxed enuf all ready, should I not assume they are tea party goofballs?

Posted by Buford, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Pickles for Sale,

Listen here son, just because our Tea Party rally went from 10,000 people at the fairgrounds in 2010 to 20 people at the corner of Valley and Hopyard doesn't mean you can mock us. I put one of those support the troop stickers on my SUV in 2002 so I deserve respect. Miller will stand up to the UN and Soviets when nobody else has the guts to!

Posted by Max, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm

"... Looks like you are a left-wing loony ... feel you have the be the playground bully calling people names"

Oh, I see a person called "huh" would never call people names. Wait a minute...

I think "huh" may be suffering from Psychological projection.

Web Link

"... as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world instead."

Posted by Rights for all, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

I would like to object to the fact that only big money candidates are getting attention in this forum.

No, not Narum and Miller. Ronald MacDonald and the Burger King.

Wendy's makes a great chicken sandwich and chocolate frostee. And you've got to love
Jack's commercials.

Posted by LARRY, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

I would vote for Miller just because his opponents are so afraid of him, they are setting him up. I have never seen such hate, and lack of interest in the issues. To continue this stuff about his signs, just shows a lack of everything. Let's all quit this stuff, grow up, and act like men and women, not 1st grade school children.

Posted by Lou Skunt, a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Another out of town Miller supporter. Par for the course.

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