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Police data shows car theft uptick in Pleasanton

Original post made on Jul 25, 2023

Over the last few years, there has been a significant surge in car thefts throughout the U.S., with California specifically leading the nation in stolen cars -- and Pleasanton is no exception to the trend.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 5:25 AM

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Posted by Fact Checker
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2023 at 9:12 am

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Settle the police contract now! The grant won’t help if we don’t have police officers! 55 days without a contract is ridiculous.

Posted by seenalot
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 25, 2023 at 10:36 am

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It would be helpful to know where the "hot spots" are.

Though a grant is welcomed, should Pleasanton be reliant on chance handouts from the Government for our own police force and community security? I am thinking citizens here are going to have to step up and ante up with more tax money to rebuild and retain an adequate, top notch police force in the face of rising crime right here in our city. Before the story about the contract stalemate broke, we had started noticing the stark lack of traffic enforcement and patrolling. Notice all the 'donut' tire marks in intersections all over town...what's next, side shows? We can't fall further behind or we face letting crime get out of control and the comfort zone of safety we have all come to enjoy eroding.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 25, 2023 at 12:11 pm

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The four-vote majority on Pleasanton city council working with the city manager could have resolved the police pay issue long ago.

What appears to have happened, is the council intestinally threw in roadblocks that prevented early resolution. The city stalled let the issue go to mediation, where the city knew full well an early resolution would not happen.

The council then approved millions of dollars for an old house and a second skate park, money that would have resolved the police pay issue.

With two members of the city council supporting DA Pamela Price and her policy to empty the jails, release the criminals, ignore the real crime victims and their families. More Pleasanton residents will experience property loss and other harm.

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