Posted by Kurt Kummer, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm
I've had the pleasure of working with Jerry Pentin on both the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Bicycle Pedestrian and Trails Committee, and you won't find a more thourough and conscientious guy than Jerry. He does his homework, asks the right questions and listens to the public carefully before he casts his vote. He's exactly the right person we need to have on Council. If you don't know him already, make it a point to meet him during this upcoming election season. I think you'll be impressed.
Posted by local, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm
From the article, "He vowed to work to keep the city out of courtrooms on legal issues that have cost millions of dollars, and to work to keep state government off the city's back so that the council can determine the bet way to govern the city."
That is a complete conflict. The courtroom charges we have incurred have to do with the state government on the city's back. We can thank former Attorney General Jerry Brown for this legal fee and loss of planning control in our city.
The other courtroom costs have been because of the Lin family constantly suing the city, and the Lins loosing each time. So does Jerry want us to roll over and not fight those who have a history of suing if they do not have their way?
Posted by Pleasanton local, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:00 am
Our family has known Jerry for many years. We have seen his work first hand with the Rotary club where he donates numerous hours for this community. Jerry has always been a very honest and trustworthy person. I am more than happy to vote for him for City Council. Pleasanton could use more people like Jerry in our city government!
Posted by George, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm
Hugo, I don't know who this Carla person is, but if she is in the same camp with Kay Ayala then she has my vote. I have a lot of respect for Kay the way she fought to put issues on the ballot even though those losers of a mayor and council would not support her when she was getting sued by the land owners - the Lins. Carla has my vote!
Posted by Kurt Kummer, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm
Please take the time to meet Jerry Pentin in person. Don't form an opinion based on these nameless, faceless blog posts. I think that if you meet Jerry at a First Wednesday you'll be impressed with his love of Pleasanton, his fair-mindedness and his grasp of the issues. Meet Jerry. Talk with him. You'll like what you hear, I bet.
Posted by Why?, a member of the Lydiksen Elementary School community, on Jun 10, 2012 at 12:03 am
Why would voters vote for someone who organized a do not sign petition political campaign to shut out the opportunity for the voters to have a voice on whether to approve or not approve Oak Grove [the developers (the Lins) are ones that have been fined $20 million by the Feds who have accused them of scamming the govt with unlawful bogus optional basis tax shelters].
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
What is the problem with exercising the freedom of speech to convince people to not sign a petition? Are people only allowed to hear what the signature gatherers have to say? I'm glad Pentin was out there ensuring that voters heard *all* opinions on the Oak Grove matter, not just what the signature gatherers had to say.
Posted by Kurt Kummer, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm
OK 'George' here's your answer, I think. Jerry probably believed (although I haven't spoken to him about this for years) that the Oak Grove development would've been a very good thing for Pleasanton. And that the petitioners were led by someone who wanted to be mayor, and had been soundly defeated, and was using the issue to benefit her own ends. Jerry probably thought that a 500 acre nature park given to the City and its residents was a good thing.
But why don't you ask him yourself? He won't be hard to find over the next few months. You might be pleased to learn that Jerry is a good guy, and very approachable, and eager to listen to all sides of an issue.
Posted by Why?, a member of the Lydiksen Elementary School community, on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Funny how the west side referends the Merritt Property on flat land off Foothill Rd. Then some of these same people wanted mansions on the SE ridges in a fire hazard zone with no road as an escape route.
Posted by June, a member of the Alisal Elementary School community, on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm
This is a mostly negative tread by people who sit at the back of the room and throw rocks. What happened to being open-minded and listening to the issues and positions of the candidates during their campaign. No wonder no one wants to run for office these days with the brawl and mud slinging. So let me get in the gutter with you. Id rather see developer contributions than union contributions. At least development contributes revenue and to the local economy with all decisions vetted during the public review. The unions do it in private, have caused pension short-falls and created affluent government retirees. Oh, and no one can even see the SE hills which is no ridgeline, where Oak Grove is located unless you are in a plane. The ultimate political wanna-be fear tactic
Posted by George, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm
I live in a big house and I don't really care if more big houses are built, but Kurt, I don't understand why anyone would try to block the voters of Pleasanton from voting on an issue. Just let the development go to the ballot and let both sides be heard in public. This just does not make sense to me. Perhaps Jerry can tell us?
Posted by Why?, a member of the Lydiksen Elementary School community, on Jun 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Go to Google's search page
Type the words
hong lien lin
Press enter. Read the description of these links that come up. I am certain anyone reading these links will be stunned and question why anyone in our city's government would be involved with these folks.