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Opinion - May 20, 2011

Guest Opinion

When the watchdog press fails to do its job

by Anne Fox

The role of the press is to provide checks and balances and a watchdog function on government. Rather than demanding accountability from Pleasanton Unified School District for again gambling away over $300,000 from its General Fund, the Weekly chooses to demonize citizen participation.

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Anne Fox is originally from Virginia where her father was the publisher and editor of three newspapers. She worked as a senior manager for Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C., and three ERP software development companies that develop and implement large-scale financial management systems for education and government clients. Since she and her family moved to Pleasanton 15 years ago, she's been involved in multiple organizations including being a member of the PUSD Strategic Planning Committee. She recently served as a member of the Transit Oriented Development Hacienda Task Force.

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