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Paris of vested people with clipboards at intersections

Original post made by Citizen, Valencia, on Apr 14, 2010

I have seen pairs of people with clipboards sitting at significant intersections around town. Anybody know who they are and what their task is? Are they traffic monitors? I sure hope that they are there to count & record all the people running red lights. Yesterday I was at Stoneridge & Hopyard and I counted 5 cars continuing to turn left after the signal turned red. The only place I have seen such disobedience and uncare for traffic signals is driving in China. The traffic in this town is behaving more & more like a 3rd world country.

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Posted by Pleasantan mom
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm

They are a delegation of French foreign exchange bureucrats making sure America is ready for the One World Government and Socialist Agenda. And taking notes to hand over to Obama.

What I do when I see them is I cover as much of my windshield as I can with one of those reflective shades so they're not able to read my patriotic thoughts.

Come to the Tea Party tomorrow! Unfortunatly, Orly Taitz won't be there, but we'll try to make up for it!


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

The Stars and Bars will fly again.


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Posted by Gerry
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Were they shirted and panted, too?


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Posted by Keith
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I saw them too. Seems like an easy job..sit back with a clipboard and get paid at least min wage.
There were 3 of them sitting on front of McDonalds in Dublin today. Had a couple of big bags of food. shades on and stylin.


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Posted by Ben
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Apr 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

They seem to be there once a year and I have always wondered what they are doing also.


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Posted by Ben
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Apr 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

They seem to be there once a year and I have always wondered what they are doing also.


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Posted by To Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Apr 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

To Pleasanton Mom-
Please call your doctor. Your paranoia medication seems to be loosing its effectiveness.


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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Janna is a registered user.

I didn't think that PM post was real. I sure hope I wasn't wrong. Scary!

I believe those people are doing some kind of traffic counting. I've seen them before over the years.


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Posted by To Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Apr 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Duh, thanks Janna. I can see the sarcasm now.

Pleasanton Mom-my sincerest apologies. I don't know why I thought you were being serious. A very long work day, I guess.


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Posted by June
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Apr 16, 2010 at 10:14 am

They are doing traffic counts. It helps the City prepare its City-wide traffic baseline report as far as the volume of cars traveling through intersetions. They can then analyze signal timing needed, road or turning lane lengthening, etc.


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