Posted by William Tell, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:45 am
I encourage everyone who wants the water slides to stay to "read between the facts" here and then email your city council person:
Pleasanton and East Bay Parks bureaucracy is the only thing standing in the way of the water slides.
1. The Parks District and Pleasanton are so unfriendly to do business with - only one company was brave enough to turn in a proposal.
2. The company needs approximately $900,000 to do the work and $500,000 to deal with permits, inspections, etc. What's wrong with this picture when more than half the cost of the actual work is required for permits, bureaucracy and no-value BS.
3. Why should it take over a year to get permits in place? This is for a facility that already existed - they are just going to augment it. Will the whole thing need to be "inspected" again - in order to make our local bureaucracy more money?
Please understand this could be streamlined and completed by summer - but too many bureaucrats need to stifle this to justify their jobs. Be thankful that you've voted liberal, union backed local politicians because this is the result.