Civic diplomacy took a back seat in the Pleasanton City Council chambers last Monday as Mayor Jennifer Hosterman again sparred with leaders of a citizens group long opposed to a housing development in the southeast hills called Oak Grove. The outburst came as former Councilwoman Kay Ayala asked for an answer to her question on if the council, in closed session, had voted on a settlement agreement with representatives of Frederic and Jennifer Lin, the landowners who are currently suing the city on two issues. Hosterman refused to allow the question, but others intervened, allowing City Attorney Jonathan Lowell to say that consideration of a "stand-down" agreement with the Lins had been discussed, but no vote was taken.
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posted Friday, September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM