Guest Opinion -- Fading but not lost: Pleasanton's competitive edge | February 3, 2023 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Opinion - February 3, 2023

Guest Opinion -- Fading but not lost: Pleasanton's competitive edge

by Derek Dressler

I grew up in Pleasanton, intrinsically aware of the bubble I was so privileged to call home. Unfortunately, this suburban utopia, renowned for its serene landscape, aesthetic downtown, quality schools and quaint charm, is slowly and steadily losing its competitive edge.

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Editor's note: Derek Dressler is a born-and-raised Pleasantonian who served as a student board member for PUSD and was the ASB president for Foothill High School. Outside of his scholastic achievements, Dressler is an Eagle Scout and currently attends the University of Pittsburgh majoring in political science and legal studies.


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