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Pleasanton council endorses priorities at packed workshop

Original post made on Mar 14, 2019

The Pleasanton City Council is moving closer to confirming the city's next two-year work plan after a lengthy meeting filled with resident comments and council deliberations Tuesday night -- in what was the city's most well-attended priority-setting workshop to date.

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Posted by Jim Van Dyke (my real name)
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm

"...of the people, by the people, and for the people..." (attributed to both Abraham and John Wycliffe) is what we saw in action on Tuesday, which is the way i t is supposed to be. I'm proud to live in a community where elected officials and employees alike encourage a civil, fact-driven, and ultimately participative government process, which ultimately supports what another lesser-known person once said: "if you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own" (a former KFOG newsman).

It was heartwarming to see so many people cite environmental concerns, now that the science is clear: we must do something to make progress in the face of an obesity epidemic, cardio-problems being the #1 cause of adult deaths, and simply having no silver bullet to ensure everyone a parking space for their 10x5 foot 4,000 lb average weight auto or truck right in front of their favorite store or coffee shop.

We need to make it safer for people to choose the healthiest and most sustainable form of transportation, because no one should have to fear for their lives simply because they prefer to bike instead of drive. Imagine a city where you can bike anywhere...that sounds like a place that would have even greater economic prosperity, which is a win-win for literally everyone.