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Cindy McGovern and Karla Brown?

Original post made by Mark, Bonde Ranch, on Sep 12, 2010

I have a great deal of respect for Cindy McGovern for her work on the School Board and City Council, respectively. She's smart, confident and not afraid to stand up for the good of our City. I'm very disappointed, however that she would align herself with Karla Brown who, in my opinion, is a follower with no mind of her own. She's not smart and is out to promote her own agenda. She and Kay Ayala have cost this City millions of dollars. Come on, Cindy, you used to be smarter than this!! How many votes is Jennifer going to get because of the people Cindy is aligning herself with?

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Posted by Amazed
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Sep 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm

As a long time resident of Pleasanton, I am truly amazed when I see a me first attitude run for the City Council. Karla Brown on her website mentions the ridge and we all know how that is going to turn out and a little mentioned PGE project that she fought to stop going through the same neighborhood as the afore mentioned ridge.

In 2002, Karla was one of a small neighborhood group that blocked corporate giant PG&E's plans to install an untested powerline technology, through a Pleasanton neighborhood.

What Karla failed to mention is that the PGE project was forced to move to Vineyard Ave causing large traffic jams along one of the busier stretches of road and the gateway to our wine country. It also cause noise and dirt pollution to the houses along that same area. I don't remeber Karla speaking up to help those neighborhoods affected. Additionally the change cost the project to rise which we all know who foots the bill.

Karla, thanks for making my decision so much easier. I want a council person who represents the needs of its citizens not just herself.


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Posted by K
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Mark, Amazed --

I am right there with you. I will not vote for Karla because of the Oak Grove disaster and the tens of millions her NIMBY attitude has cost us all. I will not vote for Cindy, although I have supported her in the past, for the simple fact that she and Karla are now a block. I will not vote for Fred Watson because he does not understand the separation between church and state, and is a puppet of Dr. Melson.

That leaves me with Hosterman, Thorne and Cook-Kallio, and I am just fine with that.


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I moved here about 25 years ago from a town that had a city council with a majority of Karla Brown types. Our mayor even stated "There will not be a single shovel of asphalt laid in this town while I'm mayor."

I'm unsure who will get my votes, but I'm sure it will not be Karla Brown. And, if Cindy is a supporter of Ms. Brown's positions it does reduce my choices.


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Posted by Robert
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

A vote for Karla Brown is a vote for, well, Karla Brown. She is not out for the best interests of Pleasanton. Her two self proclaimed victories are for two NIMBY projects. Both of these cost Pleasanton millions of dollars. As for Cindy McGovern, I tell my kids they become a part of the people they associate with. Cindy McGovern, shame on you...as Mark said, you used to be better than this.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Someone who knows all the facts about Karla Brown needs to make them available to the community.

I am just reading this and told my spouse we are NOT voting for Karla or Cindy.

The entire community needs to be aware of how dangerous electing someone like Karla Brown would be: she would protect her neighborhood at the expense of the rest of Pleasanton, don't allow her to do so, please!


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Posted by Very clear
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Like they say, it's the lesser of the evils, and a process of elimination. It is SO easy this time. The gridlock & land issues of the past, & Karla (supposedly a Repub) obviously is a threat to progress...is really more of a luddite stuck in the past....clueless to the Republican principle of 'private property rights'. So if she doesn't respect or value the basic rights of freedom, I could not possibly vote for her. She and Cindy have teamed up, so thosed two are OUT. Then Watson must be kept at arms length in any form of city services...where PERSONAL religious beliefs have NO place...simply not welcome and dangerous for the city.
All things considered, since I believe in limited government, I don't want basic freedoms (like any and all personal rights) violated, I don't want narrow, selfish, zealots with locked-in, closed-minded attitudes about a modern community...forced to accept what they push on us, yet prevented from things WE want ! Those above are all not acceptable and not worthy. It's Jerry Thorne for me, and apparently Cook-Callio, & yes, Jennifer too.


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Posted by Susie
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I have never read such biased comments in this forum. It was the voters of Pleasanton who stopped the Oak Grove development--not Karla Brown. A second vote was necessary because we had a deaf city council. The majority of us appreciated council members and others in the community who objected to city council actions which ignored the wishes of the people. Go ahead and get hysterical about council candidates, but the people of Pleasanton will look at ALL the candidates and make up our mind as to who we think will represent us, the voter, the best.


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Posted by To Susie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Wrong! Only 54% of the people who voted agreed with Karla Brown and Ayala, that is about 10,000 voters.

I voted in favor of the development. The people who voted against it did not even understand it: ask my neighbor, who blindly put a sign on her yard, voted and then found out the facts and is now sorry she was fooled by Brown et al.

Karla Brown seems like a selfish, self-serving person and we should not have someone like that serve in any public office, since she will look only after her own interest, regardless of the cost to the city of Pleasanton.

The Lins will build, and I hope they put low income housing in that Oak Grove area, Karla deserves that and more.

And Susie, without Karla and Kay, you would NOT have been able to vote for anything, as there would not have been anything on the ballot to vote for.

Lins: please consider suing Karla Brown and Kay Ayala and their group directly.


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Posted by Mark
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

As Robert indicated, Karla Browns two self proclaimed major accomplishment are direct NIMBY. If anyone thinks Karla will represent PLEASANTON you're wrong. I know her, have experience with her, Karla is for Karla and got a taste of some power with Oak Grove and now wants more. The vote is yours, Pleasanton, but Karla Brown is a dangerous candidate and not worthy of a council position.


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Posted by Susie
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

The last time I checked, 54% is a majority. And, please don't disparage those voters as being ignorant and misinformed just because they didn't agree with you. Vote as you will, and let me do the same.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

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Susie,

The joke was made on another thread that an initiative should be made to restrict Karla Brown from the use of her home until legal fees are paid. The joke illustrates the absurdity of arguments like yours about 54% voting against Oak Grove. You should be equally comfortable with a majority of Pleasanton voting to restrict Karla from the use of her home. "Majority rules" is merely a method of determining the winner of an election and does not determine the accuracy of whether or not an issue was being heard by the Council nor does it determine which course of action is the best to take. Perhaps the reason the Council wasn't listening, as you say, was because voting against Oak Grove was the WRONG thing to do.


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Posted by dancermom
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

My spouse and I will be voting for both Cindy McGovern and Karla Brown because they are aligning themselves with the desires of the MAJORITY of Pleasanton voters. Both Karla Brown and Cindy McGovern are smart women who have the voters of Pleasanton in mind and not the developers and "selfish" business interests that threaten to undermine our small town.

Everyone in politics gets their interest in the field because of a particular cause that affects their immediate circle of influence. You can fault pretty much EVERY politician for having an "agenda."

I blame Jennifer Hostermann and the other two council members who voted with her for costing our City money in legal fees and wasted effort by supporting wealthy developers who want to deface our ridgelines against the MAJORITY of Pleasanton citizens' wishes. Hopefully, those same voters will come out to oust the Council members who haven't been listening to them!


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Posted by Tired on the East Side
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Sep 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

While Cindy McGovern has been wonderful for our school board I dont believe she has the vision to lead our city through difficult times. In addition, it is important that we elect council members with experience as well. To install someone like Karla Brown who has so little experience, who doesn't look at the big picture of things if it affects her home and neighborhood will be a disaster at best. We need a council who will represent the interests of all of Pleasanton not just her own neighborhood. For the record 54% of those who voted on Measure D is not the majority of Pleasanton! Just those who voted. Come November we will have to see who the new majority vote will go to and I hope its still Jennifer Hostermann!


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Posted by Gary Schwaegerle
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

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Well, this should be as Refreshing as Spring Air. Finally an Election
with the positions & values of the Candidates fairly clear. Do a little research on each compared to your Values and tell a friend to tell a friend and get out and VOTE. Your vote makes a difference
Cheers Gary Schwaegerle


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Posted by Dominic
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

Thanks for educating me about some of the folks running this season, as I haven't delved into this yet...I agree the voters were not properly informed on the Oak Grove development and I will not vote for someone who promoted the Save Our Hills campaign which suggested the misrepresentation that voting for Oak Grove would destroy our Ridges...Yes, this is going to cost us greatly and it is because the majority of voters were misinformed...Thumbs down for me on Karla Brown at this point...who is she running against?


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Posted by Tom Gallagher
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

It is very clear that Karla Brown does not have a clue what is best for Pleasanton. A vote for Cindy is a vote for Kay Ayala. These three have cost the city millions of dollars with their referendum on the Oakhill project.
Re-elect Jennifer, Jerry and Cherle.


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Posted by Conservative
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

54% may technically define a majority but when you look at the incredibly pathetic voter turn out, it's a small number of the total community. Kay and Karla just did a better job making sure those aligned with their NIMBY attitude got out and voted. They counted on voter apathy and it paid off for them. Unfortunately, it's the rest of the community that will pay and pay for their selfish behavior. But shame on them for not letting their voice be heard.

As for Jennifer... she's not much better given the council's track record of late. But as someone said, it's about the lesser of 2 evils...


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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

I hate to sound condescending but yes, the 54% of the votes against Oak Grove (IMHO) were mislead & lied to. The simple tag line of their campaign slogan "Save OUR Hills" in itself a lie. They are not OUR hills, they are private property, legally purchased & zoned for residential development & until anyone can tell me how this is in any way not a direct infringement upon the rights of private property owners I will continue to call you out on this!

I cannot tell you how many mis-informed people & have spoken with that when asked about what Ridge lines Oak Grove was going to be built on thought that there would be homes at the top of the Pleasanton Ridge, above Castlewood, not in the area above Kottinger Ranch. At that point, "ANY" ridge in their opinion worked to their advantage.

Karla Brown was complicit & in part a designer in this scheme & made no effort to correct the public's misconception of the scope of or impact that Oak Grove would have created & she totally ignored any regard to the benefits of the open space park or tax revenues that it would have generated.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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The Oak Grove development agreement would have made them OUR hills.


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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Someone earlier said it all: "A vote for Karla Brown, is a vote for....Karla Brown!" And, a waste of a good vote!!!
Her self-centered approach to matters that affect all of Pleasanton residents is NOT what we need on our Council! In fact, we don't need that in Pleasanton. If you'd like a good Realtor, Karla, I'd be happy to refer you to one!!!
The same goes for anyone who aligns themselves with Karla. Unfortunately, that includes Ms. McGovern. Cindy at one time was a good public representative, but sadly that is no longer true. It's good to see that the majority of people reading this blog are investigating the FACTS, and not caving in to the HYPE --
Brown and McGovern = one giant step BACKWARD!!!!!


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Posted by LesserOfTwoEvils
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Sep 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I consider Karla the lesser of three evils. I voted for the 51 home development on the Lin property because I thought it was a good deal for the adjacent neighborhood as well as Pleasanton as a whole. While I disagreed with Karla on this issue, what I really did not like about Hostermann and Cook-Kallio is the following.
1) They accepted developer money and pushed this project through, bypassing the Planning Commmission.
2) They responded to an earlier citizen initiative, by introducing a competing initiative on the ballot using their powers as council member instead of gathering signatures like their opponents did. (They lost on this).
3) When the latest initiative won in the courts and was qualified for the ballot, they forced it onto an early special ballot costing the taxpayers something like $95,000 to keep this controversial issue off of the November ballot when they would be running for reelection.
4) They introduced partisan politics to Pleasanton with their strong support from far left groups and other affiliates of the Democratic Party. Pleasanton politics is not the better for this action.
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While I don't expect to agree with everything our council does, I expect them to treat the citizens of this wonderful town with some respect. Except for Cindy McGovern, the current occupants of power on the council have done the opposite. I want them out.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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"bypassing the Planning Commmission."

The Planning Commission was not bypassed. That Commission turned down the EIR, which means they effectively turned down the entire project. An appeal was made to Council. Local government provides for a system of checks and balances between the different commissions and staff actions. These appeals are normal.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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P.S. Partisan politics came to Pleasanton far earlier than this Council.


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Posted by Propoganda
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

This post and the first ten responses are by the same person .... someone in the Hosterman, Cook-Kallio, and Thorne camps. They have been using the PW as an on-line propoganda tool, and have been for years (Oak Grove, Staples Ranch, etc. etc. etc.).

If the people of Pleasanton want to get educated about the candidates, this is the LAST place you should turn.


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Posted by Nurse Shark
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Propoganda,

Did you somehow hack the server this forum is hosted on, get the IP addresses of the posters, then hack their ISPs to find out they're the same person?

Or did you just make all that up?


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Posted by Robert
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Propoganda-Maybe everyone is just figuring out your pal, Karla!


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Posted by Sad Thing was....
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm

The Sad thing was that Karka and her group told voters that the Pleasanton RIDGE was at risk, leaving every voter to believe they were talking about the ridge on the east of Pleasanton (ie: above Foothill).

That campaign was full of misinformation.

Sorry Karla and Cindy....neither gets my vote - although I have voted for Cindy many times in the past.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Readers can believe Propaganda or not, but should know that the PW monitors and removes posts if they originate from the same IP.


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Posted by D W
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hmm, let's see now...

- The Lins are never to be trusted as they've proven over and over agains.
- Yes, the Council has disappointed a lot of Pleasantonians. And...
- Yes, Cindy Mac continues to deserve tremendous respect for her overall record.

However...
- Even if we do finally defeat the Lins and keep the ridges safe..
- Would it be a surprise if yet another court overturns that? No, it wouldn't! That said...
- See the first comment above about the Lins..
- If it's true that Ms. Brown is that self-centered about anything in our great city and Cindy Mac is aligned with Karla, then that is very disappointing and should be considered by all undecided Pleasantonians come early November.
- Even with all the legal fees, for those that are so Anti-Jennifer, you might want to take a deeper good look at the city's budget to see if it is still balanced as it has been throughout the entire Hosterman Era and before that, the entire Pico Era, both of which covered the previous Presidential Administration (as in Bush 43's) and not this one....
- No wait! This page is for bloggers of all stripes, especially some of those with lazy opinions that just want to rant and have nothing to back up their complaints (sounds like most pundits) with, let alone a willingness to get up off of their seats and do something about the issues that bother them most!
- Yes, we all love free speech and we must defend it to the almighty, even for the worst of us, but what's wrong with loving accountability for all actions and words?

We Pleasantonians should consider ourselves very lucky to live in the city we live in. Still, no Oakland suburb - regardless of all the rants on this page and elsewhere around the city - has the camaradarie and care about its citizens more than Pleasanton does. While it's a shame that our example hasn't resonated with the Eastbay Anchor City over the hills on Westbound I-580, we still continue to inspire and make a big difference to a lot of people within our city limits. I find it just as fun if not more to read about the positive aspects of Pleasanton than to read about personal attacks - honest (the Registered Users), hypocritical (I man up!), or hateful ("Pastor" Jones-like).

I still thank all fellow Pleasantonians for continuing to keep our city among the best if not THE best in the Eastbay! Oh, and if Ms. Mac is unable to achieve her Top-Of-The-City dethronement goals, then no matter how any of us feel about the other contender, I hope that we increase our respect for our current mayor as if she does win, she will have the chance to match the longest uninterrupted tenure in our city's history. And because she's had far more professional than unprofessional moments with a solid work ethic to boot compared to the other 8-year leader (albeit R.I.P. just the same), any superlative that would come up about Madame Jen would be justified. Fortunately for Cindy and the Mac attacks, the biggest mayoral race our city has ever had is still very much up for grabs with 52 days left to campaign. Good luck to all!


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Posted by Very Clear
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

For a long list of reasons, Jerry Thorne is always my first sure choice. For any others, the criteria is, since we do NOT elect by 'district' or 'special neighborhoods' in Pleasanton, I want a clear thinking, principled person with the OBJECTIVITY to carry out the tasks based strictly on what is good for Pleasanton.....ALL of Pleasanton !! No favored neighborhoods & special interests.
And Karla certainly cannot possibly be a real Repub or anybody else who doesn't know or honor the basic principle of freedom of private property rights. Because of Karla & Cindy's tunnelvision, I just couldn't vote for either. And the other guy sounds creepy if he wants to bring in religion to local issues...simply a red stoplight for me ...a no go. ...use an intellectual process of elimination.
(also, I was so outraged when I heard a special thank you to all the students at Foothill who helped carry out the con of lies about Oak grove...I am outraged at our students being USED'. First they are not the educated taxpaying property oweners. So I will oppose ANYbody ever on any issue that could stoop so low. Dishonest manipulation. I resent they used them to scare everybody along Foothill. The more I think about that, the madder I get. It will never be Cindy or Karla for anything,..ever. I want a council that is big enough to represent ALL of Pleasanton,k which certainly is NOT either of them.


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Posted by Very Clear
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

For a long list of reasons, Jerry Thorne is always my first sure choice. For any others, the criteria is, since we do NOT elect by 'district' or 'special neighborhoods' in Pleasanton, I want a clear thinking, principled person with the OBJECTIVITY to carry out the tasks based strictly on what is good for Pleasanton.....ALL of Pleasanton !! No favored neighborhoods & special interests.
And Karla certainly cannot possibly be a real Repub or anybody else who doesn't know or honor the basic principle of freedom of private property rights. Because of Karla & Cindy's tunnelvision, I just couldn't vote for either. And the other guy sounds creepy if he wants to bring in religion to local issues...simply a red stoplight for me ...a no go. ...use an intellectual process of elimination.
(also, I was so outraged when I heard a special thank you to all the students at Foothill who helped carry out the con of lies about Oak grove...I am outraged at our students being USED'. First they are not the educated taxpaying property oweners. So I will oppose ANYbody ever on any issue that could stoop so low. Dishonest manipulation. I resent they used them to scare everybody along Foothill. The more I think about that, the madder I get. It will never be Cindy or Karla for anything,..ever. I want a council that is big enough to represent ALL of Pleasanton,k which certainly is NOT either of them.


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Posted by Carl B.
a resident of Danbury Park
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Hosterman has been a solid, good Mayor for our City. I've emailed her several times, and always received a thoughtful answer. Pleasanton is in good hands with this council, but especially with Hosterman in the lead.


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm

You think Karla and Cindy can get bigger signs? Yes,that should help! Bigger signs, everywhere! Oh, I'll vote for them, now!


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Posted by Jack M.
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I can't vote, but seriously, the Karla/Cindy signs are silly. Reminds me of when Kay put up those huge monstrocities on the Bernal Property - were they 10 feet high? More? That was her first run against Hosterman. Kay's revenge against Jennifer, all over again.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I have been thinking these thoughts for months - never did I think the entire community would share the same outlook re this election for mayor and councilmembers. I'm not exactly politically savvy, but its clear to me that the current council is working just fine. And, these others, with this Karla Brown candidate, are just not good for Pleasanton. I see the Mayor everywhere and I think she is doing a superb job of representing me and my family.


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Posted by Tom R.
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Susie,

Did you see Karla at the podium last week? Talk about self-serving - you are so right!


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Posted by gala
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

Karla Brown is a case study in NIMBYism and hypocrisy. I find it interesting that she can oppose a limited development like Oak Grove, when she lives in Kottinger Ranch, a development that is 10x larger than Oak Grove and was far more destructive to Pleasanton hillsides.


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Posted by Mark
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Sep 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

Yes, Karla=Nimby. If elected maybe she can change the name of Hearst Drive to Nimby lane. Of course all of Kottinger Ranch are supporting the Nimby candidate.


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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I don't get it...

The wacky, left-wing, environmentally conscious mayor of ours now supports building development on open space land & the rights of private property owners to choose their direction in which they can profit by said development.

Not very "left-wing" if you ask me.

Conversely the supposed "Tea-party" candidate & council hopeful takes a stand directly against these issues, puts herself on a local stage to tout her accomplishments & the right-wing CINO's (conservatives in name only) all seem to fall in lock step behind her & her.

Not very "right-wing" of her if you ask me.

Just my .02


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Posted by To Stacey
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

"Readers can believe Propaganda or not, but should know that the PW monitors and removes posts if they originate from the same IP."

It is a simple matter to spoof that. Google "IP proxy". But maybe you know that already.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

That won't accomplish it. If you use such a thing, all your schizo posts will still be from the same IP.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Nosy Neighbors said: "the supposed "Tea-party" candidate & council hopeful"

FYI, the official Tea Party candidate, as promoted by the Pleasanton Tea Party on the "home" page of their website, is their "very own" Executive Board member Fred C. Watson. Web Link

Until they kicked off his campaign Mr. Watson was listed as their Director of Security; now he's just their Lead Volunteer. So much more innocuous.

Too bad we don't know where Mr. Watson stands on Oak Grove . . . or any other Pleasanton issue.


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Posted by K
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I asked Mr. Watson the question regarding where he stood on the Oak Grove question last Saturday. He was down on Main St., along with the other candidates, glad-handing all the Farmers Market shoppers.

His response was not satisfactory, in my opinion. He said that, first and foremost, he believes in the "rule of law", and in this case he said that meant that the legal documents signed by the city and the representative for the Lins were the guiding principles in the case. He indicated that he had spent considerable time reading the various meeting minutes, correspondences, filing, etc., and felt he had a firm grasp of the issue.

When my husband asked what he thought about all the subsequent legal action, he repeated the answer about "rule of law". Two more questions later and we were still getting the "rule of law" response, which was essentially non-responsive.

He seemed like a nice guy, but I was left with the impression that he was not an original thinker. I also was turned off by his campaign table which included tee shirts printed with patriotic images and biblical quotes, which seemed an inappropriate mix of church and state.


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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

What a bunch of tangents. Tired of taking your life in your hands to cross Stanley? Are you all happy with the traffic we have now? Would you like additional development so we will have more. I don't see a problem with someone who is willing to call a halt to further development until the current problems with overcrowded schools, too much traffic downtown and through the neighborhoods, and a runaway city budget that is yet to face the pension liabilities we are going to share.

It is time to solve the problems we have before we develop more.


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Posted by Eastside
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Too bad Karla was a NIMBY, so I couldn't vote for her. Cindy is a zealot meddler to the extreme...obsessed...crazy. She has zero business stalling, lying, coniving,and continuing to interfere with the East side, as she is leaving. She continues to believe only HER opinion matters....just a giant blockhead, stacking the Eastside committee with her clones. I'd say Foothill opinions are not welcome regarding the East side.


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