At its regular meeting last Thursday, the Chamber of Commerce board of directors unanimously decided to support Measure G.
Chamber board chair Laura Olson along with president/CEO Scott Raty said the decision came after several public forums between business leaders and district officials, as well as two months of research by the Chamber's economic development and government relations committee.
"The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce places a high priority on education and supports the Pleasanton Unified School District's goal to offer the highest quality education and learning environment possible," Olson said. "For this reason, education is a key component of 'Pleasanton 2015: A Community Vision,' the Chamber's local public policy agenda for sustaining a strong local economy and high quality of life."
Olson also noted that teachers and support staff are said to have made about $2.3 million in cuts and concessions.
While the Chamber backs Measure G, Raty said the endorsement also challenges the school board to address the long-term stability issues of school funding.