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How Desperate, Measure G?

Original post made by tax revolt 2, Country Fair, on Jun 1, 2009

Today, I noticed Yes on G yard signs on city public property on the corner of Del Valle and Hopyard. This is clearly in violation of city ordinance.

I also noticed a huge banner hanging from the second story balcony on the house at the corner of Peters Ave and St. John. This is also in violation of city ordinance limiting the size of political signage. Isn't this the house of the owner of Barone's restaurant?

What is the City going to do about these violations?

What is Save Pleasanton Schools and the Community of Character President and the Chamber of Commerce going to do to rectify this?

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Posted by funny
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

Funny how people notice this only when they are on the other side of the issue. Prop 8, mostly pro Prop 8 signs, were all over city property. You must call the city and have them (cops) remove them. It is illegal to do it yourself, and even in P Town the cops are (or say they are) too busy to do it. They also have to be removed within a certain time (I think it's under a week) after the election. Nobody gets in trouble for this, it becomes litter, and we have to live with it every election especially when it's a proposition and not a local candidate’s name. When it is a local politicians name at least we can call them up so they can say it wasn't them who put it up and not their job to take them down. The futility....

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Posted by KGM
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 1, 2009 at 8:58 am


You are so right! This kind of thing happens at every election - Yes on 8 is a GREAT example! It is highly inappropriate to characterize Measure G supporters as desperate over this issue.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:08 am

Man, I love this country. I can feel so good looking at the Christmas and other seasonal decorations at the Peters/St. John house, and feel so abused when they hang political signage which I disagree with. ['with which', I know!] But, in either event.. life goes on.

Kinda like the discussion here on Measure G. Someone said it well yesterday... I'll do my part and oppose the Measure. If it loses, I'll feel great about perhaps having been an influence to someone.. if it wins, I'll pay the damn tax.

An attitude the Prop 8 folks haven't learned.


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Posted by nope
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

Let me be the first to tell you UncleHomerr that nobody listens to you or is influenced by you. You have poisoned your well of ideas with too many inaccurate or not so bright comments using poor grammar and misspellings on almost every post on the PW website. I'm a no on G vote but not by your hand. If you went to PUSD you are the best argument for a yes on G vote. To keep kids from being like you at any cost.

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Posted by Signs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:43 am

The only signs anyone can say anything about are those put out by the SPS people.
The No on G people have stated that they would not waste money on signs.
My choice - not to buy signs or provide any campaign donations of any kind to anyone, but to make a donation to one of the schools.

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Posted by Now we know
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

Now we known that Tax Revolt 2 is really Steve Brozosky. Why hide Steve? What do you have to offer to fix the problem?

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Posted by True that
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Measure G solved...or at least all the postings about it

Web Link

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Posted by unclehomerr
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm


UncleHomerr is not a proper name.. ergo the lowercase which I use. I wish you'd pay more attention to the rules of capitalization.

unclehomerr.. BA Business
College of William & Mary

note: It was a long time ago.. William was still with his first wife. It was The College of William & Shirley then.

[I'd tell you what year I graduated but then you'd know how old I am, right?]

ps. thanks for voting NO on Porp G!

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm


Forgot to mention, I'll accept the spelling comment.. an occasional typo [not a mispelling] might have slipped through.. OR?? Is it possible a word was intentionally misspelled for comedic affect and you didn't get it??

es'possible, non??

ps. thanks for voting NO on G!

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Business degrees are Bachelors of Science degrees. Good try. I know I have one. Now have fun with the B.S. jokes that are poorly crafted and unfunny.

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Posted by Marcus Bailey
a resident of Verona
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm

uh- I guess the misspelling of mispelling could be a typical bad joke. No on 'porp' G

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:17 am


Q. What is the difference between a BA and a BBA?

A. BA technically is a degree (Bachelor of Arts) same as BS (Bachelor of Science). While on the other hand, BBA is a Bachelor of Business Administration in which Business Administration is the "Major" it differs with the BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) wherein you can choose a concentration such as; Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance, Finance Management, and Human Resource Managemet to name a few.

Happy to do your research for you.
http: //

William & Mary offered BA degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Sales/Marketing. Probably the equivalent of your BBA or BSBA. Old fashioned system.. but, as I said... I'm old.

ps. thanks for voting NO on G!

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Posted by VOTE NO ON G!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:41 am

SPS bought signs that no one want so they decided to put them all over the city. Those signs make me even more motivated to go cast my NO vote tomorrow morning.

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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:00 am

My NO vote was cast weeks ago via absentee ballot. The more I find out about those supporting Measure G, the happier I am with the mark of my pen.

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Posted by West Side Observer
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jun 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Boy, are folks perturbed with Steve Brozosky.

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Posted by yep
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Now we know that "now we know" is really Mayor Moonbeam.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Mission Park
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

How about the fact that teachers and others who went door to door ... unfairly canvassed the very people that are exempt from having to pay the tax. I know people who went to elderly housing establishments and apartment complexes and encouraged those folks to vote YES because "they have nothing to lose". They are exempt from paying the tax so their "yes" vote has no direct impact on them. IF Measure G will be because of "shades of gray" and "strategic maneuvering" by the union and the PUSD . It will be because the district spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for a special election in hopes that many stayed home. It will be because many folks weren't even informed of their poll location. It will be because the signage was so small at some of the polls that you didn't even know it was an election day. IF measure G passes - I certainly hope the PUSD takes this into consideration and contemplates that they may have won the tax but they haven't won over the people. Things NEED to change regardless of whether the tax passes. We need some REAL LEADERSHIP at the top and in the Principal positions at every school. Read between the line folks....things are not pleasant in the Pleasanton schools!

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