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Pleasanton's new mayor and council members reflect on election, goals ahead

Original post made on Nov 10, 2020

Pleasanton has its new mayor and two new City Council members, and the successful candidates took time to reflect on an unusual campaign season and look toward the future with their swearing-in just weeks away.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 9, 2020, 10:29 PM

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Posted by Kelly Cousins
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Nov 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

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Congratulation to the candidates elect, Karla Brown, Mayor, Valerie Arkin and Jack Balch, City Council. I also appreciate those who took on the challenge in this year’s race and their desire to serve the community on the City Council. Thanks as well to Council Member Jerry Pentin and Mayor Jerry Thorne for their service on the Council and to Pleasanton.
We have a lot to be thankful for in our wonderful community and especially for those who dedicate their time and energy towards its betterment.
I also appreciate the Weekly’s coverage of the campaign and their hosting the political forums again this year.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

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Going forward with the new mayor and two new council members.

When citizens ask questions during city council meetings, the questions should be answered by a member of the council.

The question should be answered immediately one on one.

It is ridiculous that all council members sit muted, apparently uninterested with citizens questions during a first person council meeting.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm

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For the most part, the Brown Act keeps them from answering.

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm

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Hopefully with the Thorne/Pentin tag team gone now maybe now we will have council members that will listen to us lowly citizens of pleasanton and we can get this town back on track!! I will look forward to once again attending council meetings in person once this Corona fiasco is over !!

Posted by Mica
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Nov 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm

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Of those people claiming the former Mayor and Councilman never listened, how many actually went to meetings and read up on the matter at hand to be fully informed with facts or did they show up only to vent instead of being constructive. I personally think saying negative things about people not re-elected or termed out is a cheap shot. You may not agree with them but they volunteer lots of time and energy for Pleasanton and should be thanked.

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