City manager comments on Weekly's editorial on asphalt plant, PR position costs Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Aug 24, 2007 at 10:27 am
In a 525-word commentary emailed to the Pleasanton Weekly, City Manager Nelson Fialho took exception to an Aug. 10 editorial in this newspaper that said taxpayers would pay $500,000 to move an asphalt plant away from Vineyard Avenue neighborhoods, and that a Public Information Officer is a vital position needed by the city government.
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Posted by Steve Brozosky, a resident of the Vineyard Hills neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2007 at 4:03 pm
Sylvia, the plant will either be located off of Stanley, across from the existing asphalt plant at Vulcan, or it will be moved completely offsite. I was the one who initiated all the processes to do something about this asphalt plant that appeared without any public notice or even a hearing in the county. They handled it over the counter. This forced me to research the whole project and I found all the documentation going back to the 1950's which allowed a plant at its existing location (which was off of Stanley). Clearly it was wrong to have the plant where it is now and I have been working with the City and County to take care of this problem that start 5 or 6 years ago. In addition to this, the plant was placed within a few hundred feet of the Neal Elementary School Site was already approved by the State. There are state laws about locating a plant this close to a school site without noticing the school district (which was not noticed) and the community, and then making some findings.