Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2008 at 7:24 am
HAHAHA you guys are so funny! I heard that some of you out there have even gone as far as calling the people who you think I am and asking if they write here under "Stacey" as a pen name. Go ahead. Ask away. You'll find out the truth.
Posted by Greg, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2008 at 7:53 am
I don't know what planet Mike from Birdland has been on for the last several years, but it was Brozosky that introduced a Karl Rove form of personal attack politics into this community in 2006. Brozosky's campaigns have been the most "mean spitited" that I have ever seen in Pleasanton in the 30 years I have lived here. I hate to think what Council meetings will be like if we allow Brozosky back on. His personal attacks on Jennifer Hosterman during Council meetings were absurd and hateful. Any Council member that disagrees with Steve can expect the same.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Hey, how about asking McCain to swap one perky Palin for a slightly shopworn Hosterman? We all know Hosterman has no agenda other than climing higher in any political arena, Pleasanton is just a small stepping stone. Now that she has trashed us just imagine what she could do for our country . . . . .
Posted by resident, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2008 at 5:04 pm
I wonder if Brozosky will hire Dan Carl "Rove" to manage his campaign this time around. Maybe Brozosky can, once again, avoid the real issues and make the election about email accounts and Hostermanís bird. I think Brozosky would be a great fit for some backwards, redneck town in the Central Valley, but not Pleasanton.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2008 at 9:04 am
I have never seen Steve behave in any way other than with dignity and respect!
However, I have very often seen Hosterman show her dislike for a citizen at the podium. There is no doubt Hosterman and Brosozky have a mutual dislike for each other.
Brozosky turned over all emails when asked. It was not known that the City's system was not keeping the email until it was all brought out. Brosozky was not responsible for the problem with the City's system failure.
Hostermans violations of the law, as well as ethical violations, are clear. It has been made very clear at the ethics training's that what she did was wrong.
You cannot say Brozosky is guilty of something because of a LACK of evidence. That is like accusing someone of murder without knowing who they killed, and no one is dead. That is truly Carl Rove style politics!
Steve has been a positive asset in his service to Pleasanton.
Posted by anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2008 at 9:30 pm
There is no way that Brozosky did not know that he was to keep records himself. Blaming it on the city server when most of us have trouble getting things off our computer is ridiculous. It's like saying It's not my fault I lost my homework, the dog ate it. Whose responsibily was it? The elected official has the responsibility not the city's server.
I have seen Steve take total responsibility for things that really are due to a combination of factors, two or more other votes on the council or the school board, a smart staff or administration that did the leg work, or the many people who at one time supported him. Not that he does not deserve some of the credit but certainly not all of it. One person can't do it alone.
To absolve himself of the responsibility of those emails is insulting to anyone using a computer particualrly after going after another official and pointing the finger concerning emails. He didn't expect that someone would ask for his? Sure he did.
I would like to see both candidates for mayor talk to me about the issues not about each other. I want to hear them talk about the positive things we have in Pleasanton and how we are going to continue to remain fiscally sound. I want to see their endorsements. Not just one endorsement from one pac or one individual, but the range of endorsements, that tells me who listens to the most variety of citizens in Pleasanton. I want someone who works well with others including people with whom he or she disagree. I know I won't get the perfect mayor but I hope to get one that is human and treats people with respect as much as is humanly possible.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:33 am
This became tiresome long ago.
This accusation is an absence of breaking a law, publicly stated by the city staff it was an error on the city's part, Brozosky did turn over email from his personal computer when asked.
Contrast with Hosterman caught red-handed of multiple legal violations and repeated disturbing disregard and disrespect toward citizens in her public communications.
This is all old news and I would like to see it end also. I am correcting lies and misinformation, if Hosterman's camp will stop muckraking we can move on.
This is an excerpt from a message Brozosky sent to supporters more than a month ago. I don't think he would mind if I share.
Monday, August 11, 2008 9:48 PM
Hello Friends and Weekly blog lurkers,
Now that the campaign season has started with the filing of papers, I wanted to let you know I will not be viewing the weekly blog at all. Since I know some of you do monitor the blogs, I have a few requests:
If there are negative posts about me, you do not need to notify me. Ignorance is bliss.
If you see posts that you know to be factually incorrect, feel free to correct the record.
If there is a factual item you need more information from me on before you post a reply, feel free to send me an email asking for information.
Try to keep to the facts.
I have renewed respect for Steve for making a commitment to his supporters to run a grassroots, issues based campaign.