City's new Housing Element task force needs volunteers

Chance to guide public participation in planning for new developments

The city of Pleasanton is currently accepting applications for five at-large members of a new Housing Element Task Force that will guide the public participation component of the Housing Element Update of the city's General Plan.

Interested parties should submit completed applications to the City Clerk's office by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. The Pleasanton City Council will confirm task force members at its meeting Oct. 19.

Applicants must be residents of Pleasanton with an interest in the housing needs of the community and in making recommendations for future additional housing. Prospective task force members should be available to attend at least one or two meetings per month for a period of one year or more.

The city seeks task force members who are able to do background reading and research, work collaboratively, engage the community in constructive dialogue about housing concerns and can provide input on draft reports.

Applications are available at the City Clerk's office, located at 123 Main Street in Pleasanton, or can be downloaded at . For more information, please contact Janice Stern, Planning Manager, at (925) 931-5606 or

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Posted by The New Cholo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2010 at 8:19 pm


1. Must Hate Capitalism and Growth
2. Must not allow any home other than your own to be built in Pleasanton
3. Must not allow actual stores that make money into the town
4. Must complain about every downtown event
5. Must hate skating rinks

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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I think you forgot

6. Must refer to everything as a "quality of life" issue

7. Must find a way to encourage more banks downtown.

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Posted by Becky Dennis
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

This Task Force will tackle the most interesting planning project to face Pleasanton in 30 years,and can use many different skills, talents, and training of Pleasanton residents.

The new Housing Element will potentially benefit our local economy, environment and, yes, our quality of life. What housing plan can benefit both residents and employers in a world of rising energy costs, faster communication, changing international dynamics, economic and environmental instability? A worthwhile challenge for sure!

Please apply and participate.

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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 6, 2010 at 8:43 am

Really now, banks? Day spa's, hair and nail salon's, all those fat sucking botox injecting clinics and of course the "massage parlors" easily have the banks outnumbered 8-1.

How many places do the fat and pampered need to get sucked, plucked, plumped, cut, bronzed and mani-pedi'd in this town?

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Posted by Gary Schwaegerle
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 6, 2010 at 9:14 am

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Sign me up with 30 Years in Real Estate and Pleasanton Residency began in 1968 and near 40 years of Community Service - We care about Our Community Gary Schwaegerle

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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Interesting limited time frame for sign-up application. Did the Mayor mention this important committee on her Mayor's report? I agree that this is important! Quality of life...? is different for each one of us.That may be the point...your definition of quality of life is?

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