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Vendor submits proposals for waterslides

Original post made on Jan 9, 2013

East Bay Regional Park District needs a lot more information after receiving two proposals from one vendor to revitalize the waterslides at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:23 AM


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

I encourage everyone who wants the water slides to stay to "read between the facts" here and then email your city council person:
Pleasanton and East Bay Parks bureaucracy is the only thing standing in the way of the water slides.

1. The Parks District and Pleasanton are so unfriendly to do business with - only one company was brave enough to turn in a proposal.

2. The company needs approximately $900,000 to do the work and $500,000 to deal with permits, inspections, etc. What's wrong with this picture when more than half the cost of the actual work is required for permits, bureaucracy and no-value BS.

3. Why should it take over a year to get permits in place? This is for a facility that already existed - they are just going to augment it. Will the whole thing need to be "inspected" again - in order to make our local bureaucracy more money?

Please understand this could be streamlined and completed by summer - but too many bureaucrats need to stifle this to justify their jobs. Be thankful that you've voted liberal, union backed local politicians because this is the result.

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Posted by Inge
a resident of Rosepointe
on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

As a mother of two (now grown) boys I hope that the water slides will be open again soon! Pleasanton offers many opportunities for younger children, but not much at all for our teenagers. The water slides were one of the few places for teenagers to have fun and enjoy healthy entertainment. It's also a great place for them to work.

Please, please - go fix them and open up the water slides!

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Posted by Grandma of teens
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

I sure hope that they can get this situation under control and start working on the slides soon. They are a great place to have fun with my grandkids. My children loved them also. I am just so happy that they are considering doing the work and getting the slides opened hopefully by 2014. I do wish that it could be 2013 but it looks like that is not going to happen. My grandkids were very disapointed that the slides are now closed but hope that they open soon. They really enjoy them.