Hundreds turn out for Pleasanton's Independence Day celebration
Original post made on Jul 4, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 1:34 PM
on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:40 am
Apparently the Pleasanton Weekly is in Pleasanton Garbage Service's back pocket, too. I posted a comment critical of Tony M, completely relevant to this award story, and they quietly deleted it. Shame that he gets labeled a "patriot" while we citizens are silenced in our criticism of his business tactics.
on Jul 5, 2012 at 9:30 am
This is just another example of the Business-Political Machine that runs Pleasanton. The Chamber of Commerce PAC and developers buy the Mayor and City Council Majority and they in turn carry out polices friendly to the "elites" and hostile to residents. Awards are given to insiders like Jan Batcheller, Tony Machiano, the Shapiro's and the same gang over and over again. There has not been a legitimate Mayors Award since Ben Tarver (or a legitimate representative government, for that matter). Unfortunately, with the current crop of machine-friendly candidates running for mayor and council we're in for much more of the same.
on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Wait, Pleasanton Garbage Service is a privately owned company - not a municipal service? No wonder rates are so high. Seems pretty crooked to me...