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Pleasanton's priorities: City Council confirms work plan with top goals for next two years

Original post made on Apr 12, 2019

The Pleasanton City Council last month completed its biennial process of adopting a work plan of top priorities for the city to accomplish over the ensuing two years -- and in helping Pleasanton live up to its aforementioned motto, the public planning process saw more citizen and stakeholder input than ever before.

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Posted by Naveed Khan
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

City of Pleasanton is rich, it has enormous amount of Money. Driving through the streets of Pleasanton in some places it looks like an impoverished city. Santa Rita road for example! City of Pleasanton should reduce water rates. I also would hope that City Council should throw Ruby Hill out of Pleasanton City area and return it to Livermore, where it belongs

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Posted by David
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Apr 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm

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Naveed, why give up all that property tax revenue to Livermore?
I agree the pavement on Santa Rita is bad and I wonder why neighborhood streets are fixed before this major street which has lots of big trucks as well as Vehicles. The freeway on and off ramps are pretty bad too like Stoneridge on ramp which is probably Caltrans responsibility but still pretty bad.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm

Impoverished city, not even _/=#$%%! Close. Get out of the bay area and see what impoverished is....then go to a country that actually is impoverished.

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Posted by Naveed Khan
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

David, Pleasanton City doesn't need Ruby Hill tax revenue. Our police spends more time in Ruby Hill than other places, because it is so opulent. City panders to Ruby Hills. I do not know why the city doesn't fix the roads, and reduce the water bill? Any ideas?

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Posted by Been there
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 16, 2019 at 10:27 am

The reasons any city doesn't fix the roads generally include #1 Job security. if the streets are constantly in need of repair, then the engineering staff has something to do, #2 they under-design the street to save initial costs, so when the load or amount of traffic increases (demand) the base of the pavement falls apart because it was designed and built in asphalt (a petroleum product) that is cheap. If they had built in concrete like most cities with streets from the '20s and '30s still in operation with little maintenance it would be a simple and less expensive resurfacing. A sustainable pavement is one that lasts a long time (60+ yrs.) and doesn't consume tax revenues to be fixed every 2 years. They also do #3 Deferred maintenance, which means they delay making repairs to accommodate another planned project (ie: bridge widening) or so they have a funded project (employment in future) thereby making the road condition worse in the interim. Been in that business for years, and there are NO good reasons for the conditions of any roads in our state (CalTrans) much less in Pleasanton. Drive safely and avoid the potholes!

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