Original post made on Apr 24, 2009
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on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:15 am
The council majority (Hosterman, Thorne, Cook) who are approving child-based businesses outside of retail areas are driving downtown Pleasanton into the ground. And they are driving manufacturing/industrial businesses out of the area by approving these kid businesses in industrial areas.
I just saw where G.R. Doodlebug is closing its doors on Main Street. With all these approved children's businesses in industrially zoned Valley Business Park (aka "Romper Room" Alley) and Hacienda Business Park, no wonder Main Street is no longer viable and there are so many vacancies.
America can't survive if it can't produce anything anymore. No wonder businesses are outsourcing overseas when local officials are approving children's businesses in industrial zoning areas by calling them "trade schools." Give me a break! No wonder America no longer has a viable economy.
Sounds like McGovern, Sullivan and Fox are the only ones that realize the damage that these local decisions are doing to our economy.
on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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Hrm, I somehow doubt that zoning laws cause consumers to stop spending.
I wonder if the City and Council has considered local currency as a way to help local businesses. We could get Claudette to help design it.