Town Square

Post a New Topic

Pleasanton Weekly to hold community-wide forum for municipal candidates on Oct. 4

Original post made on Sep 11, 2012

A free, community-wide forum for candidates for Pleasanton mayor and City Council will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 4 in the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:05 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by Parent
a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Can you please let us know how to submit questions?

Posted by Gina Channell-Allen
president of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Sep 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.

We will be asking members of the audience to submit questions on index cards during the debate.

Posted by Helen
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 14, 2012 at 4:35 am

Is there an actual Civc Center in Pleasanton? Where is it?

Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

This was a great opportunity to get to know the candidates better and understand their perspectives on issues. Thanks to those who organized and put this on.

In general, the questions and moderation were fair but I did get the sense that the Karla was focused on a bit more due to her slow growth approach to development. However, she did a good job fielding the many questions posed to her.

The other candidates also did a fine job answering questions. I walked away with a much better sense for who I'm voting for.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 14, 2012 at 7:25 am

Stacey is a registered user.

GX, are you referring to the forum put on by the Chamber yesterday?

Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

Yes - I should have read the date more carefully.

I highly recommend anyone interested in improving their knowledge of the candidates and their views on issues attend this upcoming event. The Chamber event yesterday was well worth my time.

Posted by Howard Adams Neely
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

For those of you can not make the October 4th Debate, we would suggest that you attend one being given on the East Side of town at the Centerpointe Presbyterian Church on September 17th. The Church will not be endorsing any of the candidates.
"Meet the Candidates Night" will start at 7:00 pm. Location is 3410 Cornerstone Court, which is near the intersection of Busch Road and Valley Avenue.
Each debate is different, so the public should attend more than one.
The Chamber Debate was and dynamic. Don't forget to back your choices by picking up yard signs and making a donation.
One last thought.........wouldn't it be fantastic if Pleasanton had at least an 80% voter turn out this November !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by William Tell
a resident of Valley Trails
on Sep 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hasn't "The Weekly" already endorsed Cook-Kalio? How could they possible pupport to host an impartial debate?

Posted by Gina Channell-Allen
president of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.

William - No, we haven't done endorsements yet. We plan to endorse in the issue of 10/12.

Posted by Researcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I always like to do my own research. I'm not a robot. I program myself with my own personal research, following my own 'agenda'.

Posted by RonA
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Sep 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

I wonder if Elene will continue to omit the fact that she worked for years for James Tong and the Lin Family. That is the same gang that wanted to cut off the ridges. When they couldn't get their way the sued the City of Pleasanton, our City Manager and those that gathered signatures to allow the voters a chance to vote on Oak grove. When the Lins lost, they continued to attack the city on appeal.

I overheard her say what great people they are. Is she nuts?

Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

I have a work conflict on that night. Will the event be recorded for later broadcast on a local station?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Community foundations want to help local journalism survive
By Tim Hunt | 20 comments | 1,728 views

I Do I Don't: How to build a better marriage Ch. 1, page 1
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,407 views

Pop open the beer at the holiday table
By Deborah Grossman | 3 comments | 891 views


Support local families in need

Your contribution to the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund will go directly to nonprofits supporting local families and children in need. Last year, Pleasanton Weekly readers contributed over $83,000 to support eight safety-net nonprofits right here in the Tri-Valley.