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Carpoolers told to stay out of Pleasanton's ACE train parking lot

Original post made on Apr 25, 2013

People exiting vehicles at the ACE parking lot on Pleasanton Avenue recently have received reminders that the spaces are not for those who carpool. Signs with this message mark both ends of the large lot across from the Fairgrounds but efforts have been ramped up to make sure everyone gets the message.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

Planning ahead is usually best. Parking is an issue all around town. Perhaps our taxes would be better spent on adding/increasing parking lots. This should be a higher priority than other "Special Projects" the City spends money on. Security cameras and support staff will be expensive and controversial. Good luck collecting the fines and restriping the parking lot!!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Giving tickets is a good source of income...need i say more? BUSTED!

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Let'em park. Good god the carpoolers are doing their fair share to keep cars off the freeways. You should offer encorgaement not dish out punishment. Typical government bureaucracy.
When I swing by these parking lots they are always three quarters empty. Do not understand where the fair gets the idea that the lots are "near" full.

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a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:29 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

I drive by that lot every day. I have never seen it full except during the fair.

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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Bill - well said. It is stupid that we want to punish those who want to do exactly what they are encouraged to do.

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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

"The Fair tries to be a good neighbor to everybody but when there's an event, there's an event,"

It's hard to keep track of all those midweek events that pack the parking lot and cause overflow into neighborhoods.

Seriously, they could use parking as a money maker if they charge a small fee.

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Posted by Stacee
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

the fair tries to be a good neighbor? Then how about not allowing parking on the neighboring streets during the Good Guys events. These people have no respect and block peoples driveaway , fire hydrants and crosswalks.

I am very very close to the lot in question and I have seen it quite full at times.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

The fair is a good neighbor? Excuse me??? They allow a muslim festival, that revolves around LOUD music, over Easter weekend and call themselves a good neighbor?
I called the PPD as I could not even sit outside my home without hearing the ear splitting music and was told that there were hundreds of complaints. I am not at all religious but this kind of extreme noise is unacceptable at any time. A muslim festival on Easter? Really?
The fair brings a crowd to town that we hardly need and they take up all street parking, blocking driveways, without penalty. The PPD needs to ticket and tow these creeps who think they can take over our neighborhoods at will.

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Posted by Mrs. Bloome
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I agree with resident in downtown-but I have no problem with the fair people as there is no parking on my street when the fair is open with the exception of the hours past 8pm. still no problems--its the good guys and the muslim festival that block the fire hydrants, crosswalks and driveways. I see PPD riding by on their mikes but never paying attention as to how close to the corner (of parking on the corner etc)
yes If I did that I would be sure there would be a ticket on my car.

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Posted by Stella
a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I find it funny how they don't want car poolers parking there and at times when other things (except the good guys and the fair)going on-they lock the gates so no one can park there YET, tonight the first Street fair of the year the lot is jammed with people parking their vehicles there and walking to main Street--Are they are going to be ticketed? WEll it's only fair, if carpoolers can't park there then why should street fair people be allowed to park there?
after all the lot belongs to the county not the city. think of the money the county can make tonight.

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