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Is this the critical thinking we want from a council candidate?

Original post made by Kaitlyn, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 8, 2010

I am not suggesting that Pleasanton Residents vote for our against Karla Brown. However, I would like you to read her rationale on why she felt that voters should have voted no on Measure D. Is this the logic we want on our council? This was taken out of a Letter to the Editor written by Karla on May 28, 2010.

"* City expenses: We'll pay for more firemen to keep their homes safe due to the high fire danger region. Plus we need more police, librarians, planners and road repairs. We will need more coaches, fields and pools for kids to play football, baseball, swimming and soccer. The income from their taxes will not begin to cover the total city costs. Vote No on D."

Does anyone believe that 51 homes would have required the above city expenses? More librarians???? More coaches??? If Karla is elected to the Pleasanton City Council we can expect more of the above which, in my opinion, is not good for Pleasanton.

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Posted by GX
a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Seems common sense to me that remote locations represent an above average expense element with regards to fire, police, etc. So I think Ms. Brown's logic is pretty sound.

In fact, she is the one candidate I am most comfortable with that will actually represent the needs of average citizens as opposed to business special interests or other special interests that feed on the development gravy train that the city so desperately wants to continue in order to support their well above inflation budget growth rates.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Kaitlyn,

Yea, that was funny. In one breath Karla Brown decried the costs of growth and opposed a development plan that would have more than paid for that small amount of growth, _as if that were the overarching issue_.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm

lol. Those "remote" homes are right next to Karla's.

What do you suppose is the annual property tax on 51 multi-million dollar homes? Me-thinks they would be a net positive for the city's budget.


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Posted by Really.
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 11, 2010 at 10:43 am

Karla has now stated publicly that her motivation for stopping Measure D was simple. She did not want 10 car trips per day time 51 homes driving by her home. It was about 500 car trips per day down Hearst Dr.

Stop by the farmers market on Saturday and ask here when no one else is listening and she will answer honestly. It was really that simple.

All of the rest is simply fluff and deception.


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