Tommy & the 4 Speeds this Friday Around Town, posted by concert lover, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Aug 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm
As a long time attendee of the Friday concerts I have to say that the crowds are getting really out of hand. This Friday we will have a group that attracts the largest crowd of the summer. We will also have at least a dozen residents who put tarps or plastic coated blankets on the lawn, causing brown spots. We will have car loads of people who double and triple park on First Street to avoid walking a few extra yards to unload their stuff. We will have hoards of people who think they are too good to pick up their trash and either put it into garbage cans or take it home. They will leave it throughout the park to be picked up by city employees on overtime on Saturday or to end up in the yards of the residents across the street. We will have people who insist on staying in the park after 10PM along with their screaming kids to disturb the people living near the park.
What is it about this town that people feel so entitled that they refuse to use common sense and be respectable human beings? A free concert does not need to bring out the absolute worst in people but it sure seems to do that here.
Just follow a few basic rules, it is common courtesy and nothing more. Do NOT put tarps on the lawn, you kill it when you do that. Do NOT leave your trash in the park for someone else to pick up. Do NOT stay in the park after 10 PM, consider the people living around it and take your screaming kids and barking dogs home!
Posted by Wronsutton, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 15, 2012 at 9:29 am
Based on my experiences as leader of the after concert Cleanups for 12 years, until last year, under the Green Dog Rangers banner, the community has changed and has responded WELL to all appeals, incl
"Leave your surroundings CLEANER than you found them."
Culturalization let's me believe that new attendees will also adopt the desired behaviors when exposed to our positive expectations. The PDA needs to continue to appeal to "the best" in us. And, I am sure that will win out. That is Pleasanton.
Posted by Chris, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2012 at 8:20 am
Entitlement???!!! That is the motto for most of the residents in Pleasanton!
"What is it about this town that people feel so entitled that they refuse to use common sense and be respectable human beings? A free concert does not need to bring out the absolute worst in people but it sure seems to do that here."
I'm sure some idiot of Pleasanton will convert this comment to a rant about Obama, liberals and the union.
Posted by sports park neighbor, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2012 at 8:32 am
Talk about entitled. The downtown residents seem to feel that the downtown area and public places should be all about them. It is the events and family centric activities that make Pleasanton the desirable community it is.
Sports park neighbors are subjected to real hoards of people every Saturday during baseball,soccer and football seasons, and huge soccer tournaments. - not to mention the walkers and runners that can't seem to use the sidewalks or the park for those activities but insist on doing so in the street making cars going in their direction veer around them or stop to let oncoming traffic by. The number of vehicles up and down Parkside Drive as these short games turn over every hour is unspeakable. As the city never provided adequate parking, we are overrun by cars coming and going, parking in front of our houses lining every inch of space they can find in the neighborhood; if you can't park in your driveway - you'll likely not have a place to park when you return home. We live on a half-circle, and apparently folks are too lazy to drive around the court, and, instead make constant U-turns in front of our homes - quality of life and child safety is definitely affected, but as former Councilwoman, Becky Dennis responded when she was in office, "what did you expect when you moved in across from a park?"
I agree that a little common courtesy goes a long way - Pleasanton should be pleasant for all, and that requires a little cognizant effort from each person to keep our community above par.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2012 at 9:25 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Amen, sports park neighbor. Not to mention the garbage left behind, the public urination in our neighbors yards and the screaming as early ar 7AM. It's mostly the soccer tournaments that bring in offenders from all of the western states. Thankfully, it's only a couple of weekends a year.
Now, the joggers/walkers and bikers are another story.....they militantly claim the right of way and insist they are right....nearly dead right in some cases, but if that's what they want on their tombstone, so be it.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm
You think its bad now? Just wait til their are more low income housing units bringing in all the wild banchees from Obama districts.
Your right Liberalism is a Desease. You begin with inferior cultures, elect a dog eating Kenyon member from one of those, and they all come into our nieghborhoods looking for entitlements and handouts.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
No doubt it'll get worse....just like the fairgrounds on the 4th of July.
By the way, I've heard that dog is quite good if it's prepared correctly. Moochelle won't let Barry eat it any longer though since she thinks it's too high in fat.
But, he's so smart and sneaky (from Chicago, you know), I bet he's sneaking in a little pooch on the side when she's not learing at him. Hey, didn't they used to have a dog in the White House? You'd think PETA would be all over him for that, but there's a different standard for lefties--they tend to stick together (in packs, kinda like dogs).
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Aug 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm
I've recently informed 37 low-income families of low income housing being built in Plutonia. They can hardly wait to move in: they are Mexican, Puerto Rican, Bolivian, African, Vietnamese, and African Americans. They are so happy that they are going to have very nice neighbors.
I know that ALL Plutonians are HAPPY! TICKLED PINK! AND VERY DEMOCRATIC! The families are all very happy and I mean it!!!