In a recent Mayor's report, Mayor Hosterman commented on the possible explanation of a Legislative action vs. a Ministerial action... and how it, perhaps, pertains to Wal-Mart and its application process for the occupation of the old Nob Hill site on Santa Rita. The Key qualities of a legislative act, appears to represent the following: prescribe a course of conduct by establishing policy or law; balances private conduct against the public health,safety and welfare. Where as: Ministerial implements policy or law by applying the facts in the particular circumstances to the law or policy. Received this infomation, courtesy of Google.
So the question may be: How does our City really determine whether or not the law or policy has been satisfied to approve Wal-Mart's application without due process?... from my understanding, the City of Pleasanton has asked Wal-Mart's intention of said property and until the facts or received and understood, this could not possibly be a "Done Deal."
According to the Pleasanton Weekly, a letter is being circulated around that particular neighborhood that encourages their voice be heard. Isn't that what our elected representatives are there for? Wal-Mart is bypassing a process so important to Pleasanton. Our Community is connected by shared interests... to lose that due process... what does that mean to you?