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Political Tricks

Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Jul 15, 2008

Proponents of the ridgeline protection initiative keep saying that a second Council-sponsored measure on the ballot this November will only confuse voters. Opponents of the initiative say that choices must be given to voters.

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 15, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Amen Stacey! You go girl!

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Posted by frances
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Stacey, why don't you run for council!

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Posted by Kathleen
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

Give me a break!
Has Stacey ever been involved in Pleasanton beyond sitting at her computer and pontificating?

You are criticizing people that have been active, caring about an issue and getting off their butt and doing something about it.
Stacey you speak from both sides of your face on another thread you said, "I am discounting the posts here [even mine). These posts here should not replace the weight and consideration reserved to someone showing up at a public meeting or otherwise being recorded in the public record."
Were you there last night? Did you speak? Have you ever done anything for our community?

Stacey has no place to presume what these active citizen care about, they have and are working hard for this community.

Caring about an issue is not an evil agenda.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 16, 2008 at 10:48 am

I didn't say the agenda was evil. I said it was Communist. And neither did I criticize anyone for their passion in caring about an issue. I'm simply calling an ace an ace and stripping away the wool trying to be pulled over the eyes. Proponents of the initiative have written on this site in the past that they wish to make it so restrictive to develop Oak Grove that the Lins will just end up giving the property to the City as a tax write-off. That is just about as Communist as things come!

Someone spoke at the meeting last night pointing out that the people behind the initiative are former council members or have worked in planning, etc. and not some ignorant group of people sitting around a table in a dark room writing up the language of the initiative. That makes it worse! They know all the tricks and are trying to exploit them. They know that the citizens of this City will pass a ridgeline protection initiative if it is unopposed at the ballot box! Let's not pretend to be naive.

And since you attempted to take my own words from another thread out of context here, let me clarify. Elected officials should not seriously consider gossip at a third-party venue to influence their decisions. They have an obligation to stick to due process of the law. Third-party gossip sites like this are not part of that due process. And as such, I have never written here in an attempt to influence the decisions of our elected officials nor have I ever expected them to vote a certain way based upon the amount of gossip on this site. That would be HIGHLY IRRESPONSIBLE of them!

PS. I'm a product of Pleasanton, the PUSD, etc., lived here most of my life and now have a family of my own to raise here. I only became interested in local political issues within the past year. When you try to criticize me based upon my starting level of participation in the political scene, I'll try to not criticize the fact that most people are relative newcomers to my hometown who are only here because us long-timers didn't believe in no-growth.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 16, 2008 at 11:28 am


Run for Council? Definitely not the time! 1) I'm not experienced enough for that and 2) I'm probably too much of a firebrand here!

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 16, 2008 at 11:48 am

Cholo is in the news!

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Posted by Nobody
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Communist is evil

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Communism is a political theory. It can only be as good or as evil as the people practicing it make it. Democracy can be made to be just as evil.

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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 16, 2008 at 9:02 pm

The premise of the subject of this blog is that the initiative and Oak Grove are inter-related. For those with short memories, go read:

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