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What a Week: Pleasanton city budget takeaways

Original post made on Mar 11, 2022

Yours truly was back on the beat last week, filling in to cover the Pleasanton City Council meeting, along with other temporary duties, amid two vacancies on our staff.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 11, 2022, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Just Another Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 11, 2022 at 11:43 am

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The significant number of departures at top levels of the city is not due to the Great Resignation and I hope people are paying attention...


Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2022 at 6:31 pm

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We are, Just Another Resident, those top level employees should be in shackles for thinking, for themselves, to not waste their talents for more money to supplement their retirement…and we are grateful for their service. All the old ears are deaf and/or left town.
Somehow we will survive, perhaps JW/MA will lead us…


Posted by Just Another Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm

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@Pete - that's not why they're leaving, but way to obfuscate...


Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:12 pm

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Just Another Resident, ok I'll bite why are the top level employees leaving?


Posted by Just Another Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 17, 2022 at 9:10 am

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Well, I'm no organizational management expert, but I'd argue when the top employees of any organization leave in droves (and if you look over the past 2 years, you could call it a drove), you look at the decision-makers of an organization. In this case, given that there are essentially 3 decision-makers (the Council majority), I'd start there.

It's a pity, really. We had such a good run for so long, no matter who was on Council.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 17, 2022 at 1:18 pm

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I believe when the boss (city manager in this case) leaves, many top management employees leave. There is uncertainty in who the next person will be or they don’t like the new person. I wouldn’t blame the council members.


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