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Opinion: Let the campaigns begin

Original post made on Aug 29, 2016

With all candidates in place for the Pleasanton municipal and school board elections on Nov. 8, the campaigns are underway to win voters at the ballot box.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 28, 2016, 7:24 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Helen
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

Any debates or town halls scheduled yet????

Posted by Gina Channell-Allen
president of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Aug 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.

Yes, Helen, the Pleasanton Weekly will hold a candidates' forum for mayoral and council candidates Monday, Sept. 19, at City Hall - Council Chambers. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Mark your calendar, tell your friends and stay tuned for more information!

Posted by Fredrick
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

A neighbor in my community is running named Herb. Everyone in our neighborhood knows he is backed by the builders and developers. He sits on the Commerce board that always wants more development. It takes me 1.5 hours to get to work now. Please stop all of this building. Dublin has gone crazy with building too.

Such a problem and Herb will not be helping at all. Even the real estate lady in our neighborhood is backing him hoping for more houses to sell.

No way, we need a break.

Posted by Correction
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 31, 2016 at 10:05 am

To the PW Editorial Staff
I realize that sensationalism sells newspaper ads but I think you need more details and to correct the record.

"With four candidates seeking election to three available seats on the Pleasanton school board, this may be one of the most substantive and consequential races in recent history."

How is it "substantive and consequential?" The school board has an election every 2 years. What makes this one different? Please comment.

"Christ Grant, dropped out of the race a few days before the filing deadline...""

Mr. Grant did not "drop out" as he was never in the "race." He decided not to not run for reelection after 10 years of service to the board. From his letter you know that it was a difficult decision, one that weighs personal sacrifice against family and a career. As the COO for Kaiser I was impressed with his volunteerism for 10 years. He has paid his community service dues and should be recognize for his dedication. Please revise your editorial to reflect the facts or comment why you think this statement is accurate.

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