Does Thorne have it all wrong?
Original post made by Ray Morris on Jul 11, 2007
on Jul 11, 2007 at 7:28 pm
There is a relevant article on Wikipedia that reads almost word-for-word like the arguments surrounding this Staples Ranch issue, especially the 'Points of debate' section.
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No one is planning on building 12 Walmarts here. Pleasanton is/was a city of "Planned Progress". We historically have balanced residential, commercial, and recreational areas to make it such a great place to live today.
on Jul 13, 2007 at 11:53 am
Voters and citizens of Pleasanton should be outraged at Thorne's childish rants. He previously called Dan Faustina a 'sex offender' a couple of elections ago so that speaks volumes about Thorne's character (or lack of character). He is a hypocrit, controlled by developers' money and is more interested in spewing disinformation than he is in encouraging reasonable debate.
Thorne held up the Staples Ranch Memorandum of Understanding with Alameda County for 18 months because of his own last minute private back room deal to put a 4-rink commercial ice arena on the property.
Thorne is a classic NIMBY and also protested proposed lighted sports fields in his neighborhood back at the December 6, 1994 city council meeting because he said the lights would be "adverse" for his own neighborhood if it was expanded to include lighted sports fields. Then as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner he went on to write his own referendum co-written by the then chair of the Planning Commission (but signed by her husband) to put lighted sports fields miles away from his house on the San Francisco Bernal Property. Look at his record ---- the definition of "elitist NIMBY hypocrit" IS Jerry Thorne.
on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:49 pm
Wow, Tom H.
You say Jerry Thorne 'doesn't want reasonable debate,' and he 'spews disinformation.' Take a look at your message and think rationally about who's the one who sounds childish.
And oh, by the way, you might want to try 'spellcheck' before you send something in. Just a thought.