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Why is Council hiring the contractor who just illegally demolished historic home?

Original post made by Just wondering?, Amador Valley High School, on Oct 3, 2019

Was anyone else shocked that the majority on the Council just signed a $400K contract with Morgenroth Development for rehab and HVAC work on our city owned buildings. Morgonroth is the same builder than just illegally demolished one of our historic homes at 4371 2nd Street without permits.
Why would the Mayor, Councilmembr Thorne and Councilmember Pentin choose to reward Morganroth by signing with this new contract. Something is not fiting.
Thank you to Karla Brown and Julie Testa for standing up to this and trying to protect our historic resources and insure contractors the city hires are supporting city policies. Here is the link to the article last month about Morganroth demolishing this historic home without any permits to do so.
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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 5, 2019 at 7:53 am

No surprise here, it’s a known fact that contractors and developers run this town, I was really hoping that KB and JT would start making some changes but they are sadly outnumbered by the village idiots trying to sellout to the highest bidders.


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Posted by Chris
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Maybe you people should read the facts before you judge anybody. The city of Pleasanton made a few missteps which made it appear that it was okay to demolish the rest of the home. The planning department did not communicate with the building department during this whole process which is why this happened and now people are blaming Jim for this problem, unfair. They were not clear with the contractor so it is not the contractor's fault in this case. I know Jim and he is a solid guy and he always makes sure things are done correctly. He's the kind of guy you want to work on your projects. The City of Pleasanton should hire him because he is one of the best out there. There's always two sides to every story people, apparently this newspaper is not showing the other side. Shame on them for the FAKE NEWS!


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Posted by checking the facts
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

Chris,
You need to check the facts with our city managers, Brian Dolan and Nelson Fiahlo. Morganroth demolished this historic resource without any permit to demolish the entire houses. There was no misunderstanding. I encourage you or anyone who is unsure to contact our city managers directly to get the facts.

I do not know anything about Morganroth's capabilities. All i know is that we should expect builders to follow city policies and protect our historic resources and Morganroth did not do this.

That is why i was disappointed the city hired them to do future work. There are plenty of good contractors around who are willing to honor our historic preservation policies and we should use others.




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Posted by Thank you Brown and Testa
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 13, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Thank you Council women Brown & Testa for standing up for what is right. Shame on Thorne, Pentin and Narum for rubber stamping more money for people and businesses that don't follow the Pleasanton Laws.

I know Hodneyfield and his family hosted events for one of you, and gave the others generous donations to their campaign contributions. So disappointed - votes for sale in Pleasanton.


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Posted by pope john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 13, 2019 at 9:46 pm

@Thank you Brown and Testa:

Please define what is right!


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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 14, 2019 at 7:22 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

I think the Council know that what was torn down was a piece of crap and had no historical significance.


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