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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - January 11, 2008

Letter: Jill Buck contributes more than elected officials

Dear Editor,

The selection of Jill Buck as Woman of the Year ("Woman of the Year--Jill Buck: a purpose-driven life," Cover Story, Dec. 28, page 16) understates her contributions to Pleasanton, Alameda County and both California and the United States. She is truly the Person of the Year.

In my opinion, both Jill Buck and Pat Belding have contributed more to the City of Pleasanton as "ordinary" citizens than any elected official has in the last decade. They have, by their actions, paid more than lip service to the concept of "Community of Character." They have demonstrated higher ethics than most of our elected officials.

I would encourage Jill Buck to run for the position of mayor or City Council of Pleasanton to change the culture of Pleasanton government.

Jack Hovingh



Posted by Ray, a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

Jack Hovingh sounds like a republican tool. I wouldn't want Buck for mayor. She'll only get her butt kicked like she did when she ran for the 18th District Assembly Seat.

Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:47 am

Jill Buck would be way to smart for Mayor. She can contribute more,to the community and beyond, from the private sector. Go Green still needs the, attention to detail, required to expand further. Could she become Mayor and continue her consulting, unless, of course, she felt comfortable enough to release Go Green into someone elses hand. This would be a good topic to think about. Pleasanton Weekly, Women of the Year, story. Pleasanton Weekly,posts this topic, on Town Square Forums. They are probing for possibilities. Personally, I'm looking for change, not Steve or Jennifer. I wonder if a reasonable conservation, within this forum could be achieved? Perhaps, the same people, over, and over, and over again. My question to the Weekly, would be, would you like to see Jill Buck, Mayor of Pleasanton? And why?