The details from the documents and alleged secretive negotiations have led the Pleasanton Citizens for Planned Growth to file complaints with both the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury and the Fair Political Practices Commission. This citizens group (PCRG) is in no way related to Bill Wheeler, or the Citizens for Planned Growth (CFPG), a separate citizens coalition.
In another favorable development, the Alameda Democratic Party in an unprecedented move, rescinded its previous position on "no on Measure MM" by a 72% majority vote. Obviously, there were compelling reasons.
Additionally, Pleasanton Voters, a strong advocacy group for maintaining the quality of life in Pleasanton, endorsed "Yes on MM" on Monday.
On Thursday, the only two Pleasanton candidates who showed up for the forum/debate moderated by Juliette Goodrich, KPIX Channel 5, at the Firehouse Arts Center-- Karla Brown and Julie Testa, both endorsed "Yes on MM".
And finally, even the Pleasanton Weekly in its editorial of endorsements on Friday, mentions MM and the need for sales tax revenue, but did not directly say "no on MM", as previously stated. Could there be a softening in their position after learning more of the details?
More documents are scheduled for release by PCRG as reviewed.