Why We SHOULD Sign the Petitions
Original post made by Activemom, Pleasanton Middle School, on Nov 27, 2007
I am supporting the Referendum and the Initiative to save the hills around Pleasanton by signing BOTH! Why are the anti-petition groups working so hard to prevent something from getting on a ballot? Maybe they are afraid that Pleasanton citizens will vote to keep houses off the hills around our community and don't find a trail with 11 parking spaces worth sacrificing the beautiful hills around our city. They are scaring off voters by telling them that the developer will come back again with a worse plan--UNTRUE! The Initiative will make sure that NO developer can come to ANY hill ridge in Pleasanton and build a visible house (they will still be able to build up to 10 homes on their properties, just not so tall or on ridgelines.) The Planning Commission did not approve this development. A previous City Council approved a golf course on this property and the voters showed them a better alternative. The voters are being asked to show their wisdom over the Council's decision once again! Thet's why its called a "democracy."