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Nice ornate street lights, what's the deal?

Original post made by T.H., Pleasanton Meadows, on Oct 28, 2009

I'm sure to get blasted for this but I really am just curious. I was near Ruby Hills today but not in Ruby Hills I believe. Whatever the new home tract name is just West of Ruby Hills and East on Vintage Hills. Well anyway I noticed their new lamp posts. They are very nice (and new obviously). I think they look great, and possibly expensive, but my question is, do property taxes get portioned out relative to neighborhoods tax revenue? Do they get these ornate lights because the developer pays for them? Basically why do they get better street lights then the rest of Pleasanton? I'm not complaining about my streets lights, they work well and I wouldn't want the city wasting money replacing them. I just wanted to know if it was my tax dollars, their tax dollars, the developers or what. If you know tell me.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

If it isn't an HOA, it is possible that the neighborhood has a landscape and lighting district which pays for the lights and upkeep.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm

The developer pays for the lights, and then folds it into the price of the house.

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Posted by Ruby resident
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:36 am

1st lets say it outright there is NO "S" on Ruby Hill! In this subdivision we pay an HOA that covers all the lights and streets and landscaping. As for the new subdivision outside RUBY HILL I'm sure the developer paid for the lights and passed on the costs to the homeowners.
I think it is also in the portion of new homes that use solar power for energy. I wish mine was built that way. The energy saved with the solar built right in saves the homeowners tremendously.
Kudos to the builders for the insight and design. Good job Pleasanton City council for approving it.

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