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Outlook 2016: Good times are back for Pleasanton

Original post made on Jan 17, 2016

With the city's tax receipts projected to be at a record high this year and millions of dollars in new residential and commercial projects underway or planned, good times are back in 2016 for what should be a banner year for Pleasanton.

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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jan 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

"Good times"?

Good times for the local officials (bigger wallets)

Why not kick some back to the local residents? Perhaps in the form of local tax reductions?
Yep tax increases but never decreases

Good times...gooood times.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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Great, how do we ensure the influx in revenue results in sustainable investment over costly expenses?

Would love to see some of our parcel taxes eliminated with this money as well.


Posted by Chris
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

I'm fine with the taxes where they're at, but how's about setting aside a few dollars for a rainy day?


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

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Better to pay down more money towards the cities employees pension debt!


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

How about a parcel tax for our schools.


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 17, 2016 at 9:59 pm

I think the current public library is nice and charming. Would like to see a proposal to renovate and expand it. Also can't wait to see how Pacific Pearl turns out.


Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:41 am

Time to bring back "The Good Times Parade"


Posted by Lisa
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Worse times for people who like small towns. Seems like city planners aren't thinking positive about small town atmosphere. Why not think positive about no dense housing. Our population density is at it's max 2,900/sq mi anything more creates unhappy drivers and unhappy pedestrians and unhappy shoppers. Why does every town turn into an LA?


Posted by Mrsbob
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Good times for Pleasanton. Yep for people selling, renting property out & realtors! Their wallet gets fatter & fatter!! Whilst the average family can't afford the size house they need for their family, so rent. But still rent smaller than need as rents have gone through the roof just like house prices! Sick of the houses prices & rents going up & up! Can't believe people can afford & PAY 1 million plus, for a 4-5 bed house! With hardly any back yard too!
Then all these taxes that keep getting added! Dread anyone in my family being ill because of the $$. Arghh!! $$$


Posted by I Feel Good
a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Go Pleasanton Go!!


Posted by Mike
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

And yet the powers that be are planning to ask us to tax ourselves to fund a new library/City center.


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