Opinion - October 24, 2008
Letters: Comparing the mayoral candidates
Let's examine Mayor Hosterman's achievements. While our streets are congested and our schools are overcrowded, she has aligned herself with developers to add more housing. While our country has an energy crisis and our county has a water shortage, she fought hard to approve 8,000 to 12,000-square-foot mansions on our beautiful ridgelines. When the council's agenda was full of important city business, she selfishly wasted hours and hours trying to convince us that her hawk is like a chicken and should be exempt from city codes. When the citizens of Pleasanton tried to save our hilltops from development thru Measure PP, she initiated a competing Measure QQ, which was designed to confuse voters and allow developers time for unrestricted building on ridges.
Mayoral candidate Steve Brozosky promises to improve our transportation infrastructure which he fought for through his public service career. He will respect our citizens' right to petition their government and will aggressively support the voter-approved housing cap. Most importantly, during these very troubling economic times, Pleasanton will need a financial watchdog that will control city spending without asking for higher citizen taxes. Steve Brozosky is exactly the mayor we need in Pleasanton.