Guest opinion: What transparent government means | June 21, 2013 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Opinion - June 21, 2013

Guest opinion: What transparent government means

Issues are vetted in public process to make city's decisions

by Cheryl Cook-Kallio

When I was new to the Pleasanton City Council in 2006 a former council member complimented me on a vote, but also said, "I wish you had said more about how you arrived at the decision." I was being careful not to talk too much. Her comment caused me to reflect on what transparent government means.

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--Cheryl Cook-Kallio has served on the City Council since 2006. She is currently in her fourth term as vice mayor.