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Councilman Thorne blasts 'elitists' over efforts to block Staples Ranch, Stoneridge Drive projects

Original post made on Jul 11, 2007

Pleasanton City Councilman Jerry Thorne has issued a special "Alert," predicting dire consequences for the city and taxpayers if a proposed initiative affecting development plans for Staples Ranch proceeds.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Friends of… People for… Pleasanton First… Concerned Pleasanton…


Ten people with one name sway our City leaders far too often. You included Mr. Thorne. It’s not just the money… Listen to the needs of the total community. We have very healthily financial reserves we are told. May I suggest we use some of the monies to survey and understand the real desires/needs of Pleasanton. Don’t leave every critical decision to our elitist City leaders and the creatively named conclaves of Pleasanton. One voice with a good plan is better than ten voices with a bad one. Stop the special interests running our town!

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Posted by pookie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2007 at 4:13 pm

I agree with steven!

Let's replace these "leaders" with people who care!

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Posted by Youth Sports Parent
a resident of West of Foothill
on Jul 16, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Let's replace these "leaders" with people who care!
We just did.
Only the results of our election are not as some would prefer and are making it difficult for this town to develop needed facilities.
We have competition for field uses on all of our sports parks.
The shortage is actually causing some families to choose not to play.
All the communities in the Tri-Valley are developing fields for sports use except Pleasanton.
It's our turn.
Stop talking.
We need sports facilities now!