Vice Mayor is about democracy -- or the lack of it | December 16, 2011 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Opinion - December 16, 2011

Vice Mayor is about democracy -- or the lack of it

by Matt Sullivan

Readers of the Pleasanton Weekly may wonder why the selection of Vice Mayor generates so much excitement and probably think "why doesn't the City Council grow up and take care of business?" As with many things in politics there is much more to the story.

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--Matt Sullivan was elected to the Pleasanton City Council in 2004. He first became active in city government issues 16 years ago when he joined a neighborhood organization opposed to building a West Las Positas interchange at I-680. He was appointed to the city Planning Commission in 1998, where he served until his election to the council. He and his wife Wendi, a teacher at Pleasanton Middle School, have two children.