Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 9, 2012 at 10:45 am
One down, one to go. Oh Mary...can you hear the angry villagers about to storm your castle? Perhaps another appropriately timed brain condition might gain you some sympathy and a few months but either way, your next!
Posted by Member, a resident of another community, on May 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm
The point here is that a responsible capable person is appointed to take office and respect the chair they sit in. Why "Latino" it's not about ethnicity, it's about who can represent "professionally" and take the job seriously, with experience and a successful track record.
Posted by Billie, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm Billie is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
"At the board's meeting last week, Jose Duenas, the president of the Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said the board shouldn't appoint Steele and instead should appoint another Latino to replace Lockyer, who is Latino."
During the Supervisorial Redistricting process last year, Ms Lockyear's comments regarding the process and the proposals were to make sure that her District was not being touched so that her Hispanic constituency would remain intact. She was assured by the in-house redistricting "Committee" (Supervisors Haggerty & Carson) that her district was not being impacted by redistricting.
It certainly won't surprise me if/when the Board of Supervisors grants Mr Duenas request given the way they gerrymandered, I mean protected, Ms Lockyear's former District during the redistricting process.
Posted by Common sense, a resident of Livermore, on May 20, 2012 at 1:27 am
Please for God sake we need a supervisor who is fair, smart, intelligent, caring, honest and professional for the district instead of some of race crap. For the record I am from minority background but I don't care what race is supervisor as long as they have the above qualities. Ms Gaile Steele has proven record who seemed to care for all backgrounds which includes Latinos so why this stupid idiot allowed to show ignorance after the crap we had to deal in our district recently.