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Pleasanton council hosting community listening session on policing Tuesday night

Original post made on Jul 20, 2020

Pleasanton residents will have the chance to share their opinions with the City Council on any and all police-related issues locally during a city-hosted community listening session Tuesday evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:11 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Great
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:27 pm

Great. Can’t wait to hear a bunch of 18 year olds with no life experience who pay no property taxes, don’t own any businesses in town and in no way contribute to our community talk about their ideas they are regurgitating from other like minded morons about how they can improve a profession they have never done and have no frame of reference to have any kind of opinion in. I’m even more excited to hear Karla Brown entertain all these idiotic ideas. Don’t vote for her for mayor if you want to keep Pleasanton safe

Posted by Olorin
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:45 pm

I couldn't agree with GREAT more.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:56 pm

I would want to hear from eighteen year old's with fathers killed in line of duty while protecting us.

Then, I would want to hear from the widows of those same officers killed while on active duty protecting us.

Posted by Great
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Thanks least there are a couple sane people left in our community. Don’t give up the streets and we won’t have to try and take them back later, which is much harder if not impossible. We have a great safe town, let’s keep it that way, support law enforcement and dump any city council member or mayor candidate that doesn’t hold those values

Posted by Great
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58 pm

Michael Austin you are a patriot. I hope you make your voice heard with the council as well

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:17 pm

I have and will continue to do so.

Stay tuned in.

Posted by Bonnie Popick
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:09 pm

The police in Pleasanton are awesome. I’ve lived here 40 years and am so happy to have such a great group of officers here in our town.

Posted by Bryant Annenberg
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 21, 2020 at 5:20 pm


I do not think Michael Austin meets the definition of a patriot....

What is the meaning of being a patriot?
noun. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

Posted by Joyce
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:48 pm

Great, do you not agree with the 26th Amendment? 18 year old citizens are able to express themselves via the right to vote.
The people who are speaking about reforming (not abolishing) the police, are speaking very well. These young adults are not resorting to name-calling (unlike yourself). Have some dignity.

Posted by urmomz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

I'm sure most, if not all of us agree with the 26th amendment. It is important to remember, however, that young adults do not have the breadth of important life experiences older adults have. Their opinions are often swayed by social media and their small social circles, rather than being based on their own knowledge and experience. Not that older adults are immune to this phenomenon (Fox news, facebook, etc), but it is important for our representatives to balance the opinions of young voters with their limited experience.

Posted by dabster
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 23, 2020 at 7:02 am

Maybe if we try hard enough, we can become the Portland of the East Bay. Sounds like a great idea.. until you drive out all the revenue generating businesses and tax paying citizens. Then there's no one to pick up the tab. De-fund police = communism supported by George Soros

Posted by Martin
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 23, 2020 at 8:52 am

I hope they serve milk & cookies and provide a warm snuggy during the session.

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