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PLEASE VOTE "NO" ON "PROPOSITION 98" & "YES" ON PROP. 99"

Original post made by Walter, Vineyard Avenue, on May 13, 2008

We need to keep this information going...so posting it again.

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Posted by Jessie
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 13, 2008 at 8:53 am

There will be a townhall meeting on this at the Vineyard Villa Mobile Home Park on Wed. May 14, at 7pm. City Attorney and others will be speaking. I think we all need to attend to see how the we can save our homes. I am a senior in another park, and live on social security. I have worked hard all my life raising my family. Now I come to a time in my life, that am in fear of loosing my home if this passes. I don't know where I will go. I do not want to be a burden on my kids. This is just not for us seniors, but families that have children in apartments and condos.
What is this world coming to?


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Posted by first gen
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on May 13, 2008 at 10:49 am

Pleasanton Weekly Staff,

Will you be at the Wednesday, May 14th meeting and doing a story on the issue?

I think quite a few of us in different neighborhoods would be interested to know if our seniors are being looked after or being taken for a ride by others.

Thank You.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on May 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I do not understand why mobile home parks are included in this...
Apartments and condo's yes because of the upkeep...like carpeting, painting, etc and in MHP people own their own home...
God the Government is taking over! Pretty soon they will come after home owners....oh they do...its called property taxes


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Posted by Jason and Lena
a resident of Sycamore Place
on May 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Yes Walter...its all about the greed!
I bet if these owners of these places had family in them, they would think differently!
I wish you the best of luck...
People vote NO and Yes


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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 14, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Either proposition may serve as a "poster child" of the abuse that factions perpetrate using direct democracy. Written in secret by special interests, they float laws to be voted into effect by the unknowing public who are fed sound bites that are feel-good to most in order to secure votes. None of these proposed laws are previously vetted in public forums that would normally flush out the greed and self-interest that is usually hidden within these propositions. Simply vote no for all or any of them unless you really, really understand them and want their effect.


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Posted by AL
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 26, 2008 at 10:48 pm

I just filled out my ballot. YES on 98, NO on 99. Sorry, I just can't agree with rent control. Let the market dictate rents. Thanks for pointing these out, so I could research them on my own:)


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 27, 2008 at 7:17 am

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Posted by Police Informant
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 1, 2008 at 10:08 am

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Posted by Drexl
a resident of Ironwood
on Jun 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I'm with Al, Yes on 98 No on 99. Both are practically exactly the same except on Rent Control. Sorry, don't believe in it, and yes Stacey, I did read the propositions, with a friend who was Yes on 99; he ended up changing his view to no on both as they do not do enough to protect our homes; and we both concluded, it is all about rent control; his reason for no on 98; does not know enough about the impact of getting rid of rent control.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Heh. My comment got removed. Let me put it nicely then. There is a segment of the population that believes the market should dictate rents and housing prices. I think that is fine only up to a point. What happens when your own kids can't afford to live in the town you moved to to raise them in...

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a resident of Bridle Creek
on Aug 15, 2008 at 9:41 pm

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