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Pleasanton council approves permanent parklet program

Original post made on Dec 23, 2021

The parklets currently lining Main Street in downtown Pleasanton will disappear when the new year arrives but are slated to return in spring, after the Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved a formal parklet program last week.

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Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 23, 2021 at 7:43 pm

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So if we're going to give up parking spaces, and increase the usable square footage of the Downtown businesses, can we finally get serious about a parking structure?

Posted by been there
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 27, 2021 at 10:52 am

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It is obvious they really do want to kill the restaurant businesses downtown. Taking down the structures has a cost and a huge cost in lost revenue for what ?.... some arbitrary period of time, to appease the whiners? Maurice is right, just keep them standing as is until a formal design plan and fee structure is approved and in place. Then each business owner can determine if the new plan will work for his or her business. The council just seems to love jerking these small businesses around. Since they really are the only reason there is a downtown/ Main Street economy, the council MIGHT want to hold their concerns in higher regard and prioritize accordingly. Do you not understand that one of the major outcomes of the "pandemic" is the destruction of local small business economy across the nation? This is what it looks like on a local level. Do you intend for downtown/Main Street to become yet another Economic Opportunity Zone? (If this is unclear, check out the renown economist Catherine Austin Fitts.)

Posted by Robertbush81
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 27, 2021 at 2:25 pm

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Given the rapid rise of the Omicron variant, this seems like a less than ideal time for these businesses to lose some of their ability to serve in-person diners in a more comfortable outdoor setting.

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