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Original post made on Feb 27, 2009

The Pleasanton City Council, to its credit, voted Tuesday to extend Stoneridge Drive from its current barrier at Trevor Parkway to El Charro Road, where it will connect to Jack London Boulevard in Livermore. The new traffic artery, when completed in 2011 or 2012, will give Pleasanton motorists a faster and easier route to Livermore and the multi-million-dollar retail, recreational, senior housing and auto mall complex to be built on Staples Ranch, a 124-acre vacant parcel at the southwest corner of El Charro and I-580. At the same time, an extended Stoneridge will fulfill a General Plan obligation dating back two decades that called for a cross-town, intra-city thoroughfare. It was put in the plan to provide a way for motorists to travel between Livermore and Pleasanton without having to use the freeway.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 27, 2009 at 1:39 pm

"The extension of Stoneridge Drive, long advocated by Dublin, Livermore, Alameda County and Caltrans puts Pleasanton back on the "good neighbor" list and likely to gain their needed support to press forward on widening Highway 84 over Pigeon Pass to connect commuters between I-580 and I-680. This, more than any other traffic plan, is expected to significantly decrease cut-through traffic on Pleasanton streets."

Misguided actions by several Councilors and Planning Commissioners will no doubt put the SR84 widening at risk. They don't have Pleasanton's best interest in mind.


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Posted by V.Venkatesan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Good editorial. I totally agree with it. Let us go ahead with something positive in these dark days for the country,state and Pleasanton.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Politicians get money. Politicians flip flop. They morph into becoming as our esteemed mayor has referred to "Haggerty's lapdog."

From Mayor Jen's blog in 2006 Web Link

"Second, Supervisor Haggerty endorsed Councilmember Brozosky. Am I worried? Not in the least. But, their relationship goes further - while I have gone to bat for the people of Pleasanton and fought the County on numerous issues - Staples Ranch, the Stoneridge Drive Extension, the ACE Train station, putting up a fence in Happy Valley, etc., Supervisor Haggerty, even though he was elected to represent the people of Pleasanton, has failed miserably to do so, and Councilmember Brozosky is apparently his new lapdog with regard to all of those issues."

Woof! Woof!

I can't wait until a mayor is elected again that represents the people of Pleasanton.


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Posted by Amused
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Haggerty and Brozowski hate Hosterman and have teamed up with Kamena to nail her when they can. Haggerty is about the County and is no Campbell. Boy to have him back again. Fremont, Sunol, Livermore and at the end Pleasanton. And oh yeah, a piece of Dublin when he and Councilwoman Hildenbrand were playing "house".


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