Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm Kathleen Ruegsegger is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Thanks Gina. Don't know that additional comments will end up here; it has happened with previous topics though. I am registered, so it's not an issue for me; but I do wonder, for all the promotion Mr. Hunt is receiving, why those posts remain locked.
Posted by RestOfStory, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm RestOfStory is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Get used to it. We live in a socialist state and elected a socialist president. The majority of people do not want to be free, they want the government to take care of them. A friend of mine, now living in England, said that one interesting thing he observed there is that the reduced personal choices that socialism brought also reduced controversy. When everyone gets the same poor option, nobody objects. Hmmm.
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm
There used to be a team of workers at the Pleasanton Transfer station that sorted all of the incoming refuse to make sure recyclables were separated from non-recylable waste.
I don't doubt these guys did a much better job of sorting waste than most homeowners, but they were laid off to launch the in-your-face 3 can program. It gives the appearance the garbage service cares, but the program really requires much more effort on the part of homeowners and garbage truck drivers, which in the end results in more recycable garbage in the general waste collections.
Posted by Mr. Slippers, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm
Let someone else do the sorting. I'm too busy. As far as this outfit of crusaders waging 10 cent bag-fee jihad on us, I think they'd find a more welcome audience among the Taliban. Comes from living in a socialist state with a socialist president I guess.
Posted by Huh?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm
To Mr. Slippers: It's not as if President Obama visited Pleasanton or Alameda County and mandated that plastic bags will now be available on a cost-recovery basis for the local businesses. Golly gee, the town of Pleasanton is a bit behind the curve in this respect. But any true Republican capitalist should be cheering this development loudly and proudly! After all, the small business owner is being compensated fairly for services provided...YAY!! And the citizens still have a choice -- either bring their own bags of purchase bags from the retailer! Darn, what's not to cheer about choice and free will and capitalism?