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Another packed agenda for the Pleasanton Council

Original post made on Mar 19, 2019

The Pleasanton City Council will face a packed agenda Tuesday night as it meets to consider employee salary increases, a rent stability plan and its major priorities for the next two years.

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Posted by Sandra
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:35 am

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Requiring only a $25.00 monthly contribution to medical coverage is an insult to taxpayers when most of City mid-level employees have compensation packages well over $100,000.00 annually. I’m so disgusted about bloated city expenditures. I heard we are also subsidizing the taxpayer paid construction and operation of the small downtown theatre and Callipee golf course because ithey lose money. And now the city wants a big fancy new city hall.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:41 am

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They want a fancy city hall and so far refuse to collaborate with the district to share facilities, saving taxpayer money in facilities, operations, and meeting space.

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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

Uh, the median household income in Pleasanton is $138k and the mean is above $150k. It’s not household but the median city worker makes $120k, and that is including emergency responders.

So I don’t know what you are all so up in arms about here.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm

My neighbor has a Ferrari, I should have one too. I mean we live in the same zip code. Forget the fact he's a PhD and partner in a company, we live in the same zip code, I should get a Ferrari too.

Satire aside, you're comparing base salary to total comp package. You need to include the retirement benefits in your evaluation for one. Two, you need to compare the type of work being performed (and I do believe in cost of living adjustments by area; but for the same work type.

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Foothill Place
on Mar 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm

At the salaries they are already making, they can well afford to pay a lot more than $25 for their insurance. They should be paying at least half. Voting themselves a raise should be on a year by year basis and not be automatic for so many years in the future. The City can well afford to be putting some of the taxpayers’ money towards a better recycling program. If someone needs more than one particular trash can, they shouldn’t have to pay for it. One should be for “all” glass, plastic, tin, and paper. It is now all recycleable. When they trim trees, that should be shredded into mulch and offered to the citizens for free. They should offer to pickup two large items for free every month. They should ban the use of pesticides such as Roundup. They need to stop building so many apartments and should never have allowed them to be higher than two stories. I’ll stop here even though I have more.

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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

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Don't believe everything you read about pesticides. There is so much wrong information on them.

Now let's build some cell towers for people using AT&T!

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Posted by Skip Webb
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm

The Moron has spoken!

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Id argue, other than green waste, we should be charging more for garbage service, and limiting sizes more. I do support full material separation and fines for violating.

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Posted by Sandra
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:38 pm

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Don’t get off the track of this thread. The public employee compensation package ( salary, health/dental, pension, vacation/sick/general leave) is very lucrative. Paying only $ 25.00 per month out of pocket towards health insurance costs is astounding low. I think they pay 3.5 percent towards pension but many retire at 80% salary (spiking is no longer allowed for any one who is in the know) plus lifetime medical. WHOA.
I should have gone to work as a city secretary, retired early and bought my Ferrari. Haha

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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 20, 2019 at 7:56 pm


I was not comparing base salary to overall compensation. I was comparing apples to apples.

And again, that includes public safety officers who pull the median up substantially based on available data, so the average staffer is making less than that.

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