Pleasanton hosting open house on new civic center/library plans today

Event being held from 10 a.m. to noon at Pleasanton Library

Pleasanton city representatives are hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon today to provide updates and solicit feedback from the public about proposals for a new Civic Center and library.

The open house, planned as informal and interactive, will give residents the chance to exchange ideas with city staff, a consulting team and a Civic Center/Library Task Force about the proposed project.

The open house will be held at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

The public will be offered "virtual" tours of other civic centers, graphic representations for the proposed new civic center site on the Bernal property and a 3-D model of site plans and architectural concepts.


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Posted by Ellen
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm

Until something can be done about our library being a DAY CARE CENTER, all this is a waste of $$$$$$.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm

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Was this more broadly communicated? It doesn't seem so. Regardless, there should be broader thinking between the district and city to maximize taxpayer dollars for this center. Why aren't we just modernizing or expanding the library? It cost six million dollars.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 18, 2016 at 8:14 pm

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The current library is a day care center after school.

Have any of you entered the U.S. post office on black avenue between 0800 hours and 0830 hours during school days. In doing so, you will trip over children sitting on the floor in front of the door blocking access to the mail drop in boxes. There are several dozen children there every morning.

If your happen to enter the post office building around 1430 to 1530 hours hour's during school days, it is over run with children, and the parking lot is congested with motor vehicles picking up children.

I am sure there must be resolution to this evolution, is it parents too cheep to provide child care facilities for their children, or is it, parents simply do not know what to do with their children when school hours inconvenience the parents life style?

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 19, 2016 at 7:11 am

Another bad plan coming from our city leaders, what's wrong with these people?? We don't need another library, the only time it gets busy there is right after school when it turns into a day-care center, maybe we should do like Disneyland and require every child to be accompanied by an adult ! Nice try trying to sell the new city center by "giving" us a new library, save "our" money for a rainy day for something we really need--- Traffic cameras, PPD patrolling downtown instead of a drive-by once In a while, road improvements with more speed bumps in school zones and near parks and anything else that can be done to slow everybody down on city streets.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 19, 2016 at 7:59 am

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U.S. Postal regulation:
Every child under 16 year of age must be accompanied by two parents.
Every child between 16 and 18 years of age much be accompanied by one parent.
This regulation is announced every morning in the lobby at the post office. Everyone simply ignores it.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

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Part of the solution is making it safe for students to get to school and home again on their own. More can be done for bike safety.

Someone could also rewrite the law, inconsistently enforced anyway, about electric scooters (skateboards with a handlebar and small motor that goes 12 mph) and having to be 16 and licensed (ridiculous!).

Some kind of break for one parent, multiple student carpools? Even a connection point online so parents can find each other to ride share. Or, in the case of Alisal, why the post office? Why not the public pool lot across the way.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

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Something is not right here...Our city builds a $45,000,000 golf course, followed by a several million dollar performing arts theater... And then cries too poor to build sports parks on the Bernal Property and has to "pass the hat," to get that done... Yet we can afford this???

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Maybe try making those announcements at the post office in multiple languages!

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Posted by Libby
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:06 am

Au contraire, we can't afford this! The very big hat is coming, it's called a Bond. Money that in the past would have paid for these kind of city needs now go to employee retirement debt and commitments.
Tax dollars that in past would have paid for after school programs to help working families, now flow into the quicksand of unfunded retirement liability. Our tax dollars are no longer available for community use.

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