https://pleasantonweekly.com/square/print/2020/03/25/danville-three-peats-as-safest-community-in-california-pleasanton-ranks-40th


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Danville three-peats as safest community in California; Pleasanton ranks 40th

Original post made on Mar 26, 2020

For the third consecutive year, the town of Danville has been recognized for its efforts to cultivate a safe community, earning the designation as the safest community in California...

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18 people like this
Posted by Rich Serrano
a resident of Foothill Place
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:33 am

Yeah let’s hear it for Pleasanton! I support the rank and Ike 100% they are on the front lines and do an excellent job. The issue is likely with the leadership and example they set (read: all but absentee, recently retired Chief that was off more days then on). Also the brass at the top (Chief) change more frequently than Danville, etc. The other issue from my point of view is the tolerance towards homeless camps, loitering, burglaries and quality of life issues. Pleasanton needs to send the same message as Danville & San Ramon, that these issues are less tolerated. A big problem always starts as a small one.


6 people like this
Posted by Rich Serrano
a resident of Foothill Place
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:34 am

*rank and file


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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:05 pm

@Rich Serrano

Pleasanton has "homeless camps"? Where?


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Posted by Dave L
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Yay! We're Number 40!

All kidding aside. WOMBAT. There is a location On Stanley and Valley. I think it has been since removed. I also think there may have been a small makeshift area near the Southbound Stonerige Off Ramp. Has anyone noticed the wall near the Apartments when you get off SB 680 and Stonerige and Head towards the Mall (West). It seems that the bushes and trees have been all cut back. Judging from the trash that was there I had a theory it might have been a spot were people were sleeping and camping out.


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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

@Dave L

OK, thanks for the info. I think that what you wrote confirms that "homeless camps" are far down on the list of problems or concerns that Pleasanton has. It's not like we have large scale homeless encampments like those in Oakland or Hayward but camping by a few homeless individuals and that the authorities are on top of the situation.


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:39 am

I've noticed over the years how when the demographics in a city like pleasanton change so does the quality of life hmmm


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

@Wow,

"demographics in a city like pleasanton change"

Please explain what that means. More older people in Pleasanton? San Ramon has a lower crime rate because of the younger people? Is that what you are talking about?


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Posted by Anony
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm

@Wow,

When you say “changing demographics in Pleasanton” you mean all the wealthy tech workers buying million-dollar homes in Ptown? You seriously think they are going out at night, robbing your house?

No, it certainly can’t be that young guy of Pleasanton’s former demographic addicted to meth, right? Okaaaayyyy...


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:05 am

No I'm talking about more people of color. Seams like a trend the more diverse a city becomes the worse it seams to rank.
I figure as we discuss race and culture in everything maybe we should address the change in race diversity and the change of the cities. I.e. pleasanton used to rank at the top now it doesn't what has changed. The culture or race of its inhabitants. Oakland
Hayward castro valley. Etc. Seams like a pattern to me .
Now I'm sure your gonna yell racist because you dont want to have the hard discussion
But when buc lau. Posts we need more Asian reps on council because of the high amount of asians living in Pleasanton that's ok.
The demographics have changed and so has the community like so many others and your explanation is?


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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:59 am

@Wow wrote "Now I'm sure your gonna yell racist because you dont want to have the hard discussion "

This ranking is about the SAFETY of various communities, and Pleasanton's per capita crime rate has dropped by about 50% from the time I first arrived here in Pleasanton around 1990 to today. If you want to attribute the change in Pleasanton's safety to having a more diverse population today than in the past, then you just torpedoed your own argument.