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Editorial -- David Haubert: The best experience, knowledge, temperament for County Supervisor

Original post made on Oct 7, 2020

In other words, voters should take care in who they elect to this position. David Haubert is the best candidate to replace retiring Supervisor Scott Haggerty because he brings more governance experience and proven ability to lead.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11:29 AM

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Posted by Ken mano
a resident of Willow West
on Oct 7, 2020 at 10:01 am

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Unfortunately, I won't be voting for David Haubert, sure wish I could, since I live in Pleasanton and due to weird zoning, Pleasanton isn't in his district, which includes Dublin and Fremont, but not Pleasanton which is between the two. David is such a great guy, I'd vote for him no matter what his politics were. We need honest, good people in government, and David is one of those. My wife thinks he's great too, but she won't be voting for him either.

Posted by stephen
a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:56 pm

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Haubert's mailer says it all. Not offering anything except . . . . "Where's Vinnie?" . . . . and then trying to spin a TWO YEAR OLD sequence of absences - over a sixty day period of time (over the holidays no less!) dating back to 2018. Clearly Haubert has nothing constructive to offer. He clearly thinks little of the intellect of his constituency. If you're a fan of special big money interests - vote Haubert.

Posted by Joyce
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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Dear Neighbors,

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Posted by Joyce
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 9, 2020 at 10:40 am

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Dublin has built up with sprawl under Mr. Haubert's time as mayor.

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I'm voting for Vinnie Bacon, the clean money candidate with integrity, community advocacy, and a background in affordable urban planning.

Posted by Joyce
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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Fact: In 2016, while serving as the Mayor of Dublin, [portion removed because, again, it is misleading.]

Fact: There is an enormous amount of land under Alameda County jurisdiction that developers would love to get their hands on. One General Plan amendment made by the Board of Supervisors could allow the developers to come in and build seas of sprawling housing projects. That is why they are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in David Haubert's campaign.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood

on Oct 9, 2020 at 3:15 pm

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Posted by Carol
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2020 at 5:18 am

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Why has the editor chosen to delete significant portions of the above comments for being "misleading" or "irrelevant"? It appears that the editorial board does not want to entertain any opinions that contradict its own.

The Haubert campaign's specific anti-Bacon website and attack ads are full of lies and distortions. I did my own extensive research on this and even called the FPPC. I wish the WEEKLY had done the same. I would encourage District 1 voters to go to Bacon's website ( to learn more.

I have lived in Dublin for some time and have followed Haubert's career. Many residents--not just the slow-growth contingent--are unhappy with him. Constituents should matter more than other officeholders. Haubert is more show than substance and makes promises that he does not keep. My immediate neighbors in West Dublin are still upset with him about how he handled the recent out-of-control coyote situation. Although he said that he would get back to certain residents, he never did. Nothing was done about the problem until a coyote attacked a child in Dublin Hills Regional Park.

Officeholders should avoid the appearance of conflict of interest whenever possible. Haubert hasn't even bothered to try. The influence of developers is a problem in our city, county, and now even in the White House.

Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:32 am

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@Carol - The commenter was implying Haubert was developing houses in Australia. That is not true. The development company was rehabbing a resort and marina. Either the commenter didn't read the story or intentionally tried to mislead readers.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Downtown

on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

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Posted by Kerrie Chabot
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm

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I'm a 21 year resident of Dublin. DO.NOT. vote Haubert unless your want your hills covered in high density housing with no cares for overcrowded schools. Haubert has not denied his plan (if elected) to open measure D (which protects the Livermore hills as open space). This is why the developers have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns for his big shiny signs and glossy wasteful brochures. These developers are chomping at the bit to develop your protected open space.

Posted by Carol
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 19, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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I come back and there is another deleted entry. Although there are no expletives deleted, this reminds me of transcripts of the Nixon tapes.

Getting back to the topic at hand, what makes a good supervisor? We want someone who can do a good job (i.e., listen to and address constituents' concerns, work with the other supervisors to make this area a "better place" for all, and be fiscally responsible). It's a tall order.

Our prior supervisor Nate Miley (yes, Miley once represented Dublin) was mediocre at best. The sometimes frumpy and grumpy Scott Haggerty and his superlative staff have worked hard for this district. They have set a high standard. Haubert may look the part, but his record in Dublin and his vicious campaign lie machine show that he is not suitable for the job. Although Haggerty may not yet see it, Vinnie Bacon is a worthy successor.

P.S. Ms. Channell, I would be interested in finding out why Haubert was made CEO of this failed Australian venture in the first place.

Posted by Dublin Resident In the Know
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 19, 2020 at 7:14 pm

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Haubert can not wait to get his hands on those hills in between Dublin and Livermore. All those developers are lined up. $400.000.00 invested in him from developers/builders unions (notice the big shiny signs on developer property). His opponent, Vinnie Bacon refuses money from developers, so does Arun Goel who is running for mayor in Dublin. I pray for all of us that Haubert loses. Dublin has been the joke of the Tri-Valley and messes it up for everyone.

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