March 8, 2016 - Email
The City of Pleasanton is recruiting for the following Commissions and Committees:
Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee: 1 Member
Economic Vitality Committee: 1 Member from each of the following categories:
Planning Commission: 1 Member
Altamont Educational Advisory Board: The representative chosen by the City Council must be a Science, Environmental Education or Vocational Education teacher from the Pleasanton Public Schools.
Application deadline is Friday, March 18, 2016
Interviews will be on March 31 and April 1
Apply at: http://cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/depts/clerk/boards/application.asp
For more information contact the Office of the City Clerk at (925) 932-5027
Pleasantonvoters.com endorses Alfred Exner
for the Zone 7 Board of Directors onJune 7
May 24, 2016
PLEASANTON, Ca. — A recent survey of its database conducted by Pleasanton Voters found that a majority of respondents continue to be concerned about rapid housing growth in Pleasanton. The findings parallel those of the 2015 City of Pleasanton Community Survey, which also found growth and development to be among the top concerns of polled residents.
Of those participating in the informal Pleasanton Voters survey, approximately 92.5% agreed that school overcrowding, traffic, and water supply should be carefully considered by city leaders before approving more housing development.
“One of the biggest concerns revealed in the survey is that a majority of residents basically feel powerless to challenge decisions about development that have been made at the local government level,” said Pleasanton Voters President Kelly Cousins, a 24-year resident of the city.
More than 60% of respondents indicated that they did not feel that they had any influence on growth in Pleasanton. Countering that opinion, others indicated that they felt empowered by voting for slow growth candidates or gathering signatures for ballot measures to oppose development projects.
Among the written comments regarding citizen ability to influence growth, were: “Only by gathering signatures. I fear for future generations. More is not better, and not every open space needs to be developed. Infrastructure and quality of life is more important than development to the majority of Pleasanton residents.” Survey Follows:
Vote Alfred Exner for Zone 7 Board of Directors!
Zone 7 provides 80% of Pleasanton’s potable water, and its board regulates the price of water in Pleasanton. Right now, no one on the current board has a background in finance! As the only candidate with a background in finance, Al will serve as a watchdog for future rate increases to the public. He has closely followed Zone 7 meetings and budget issues over the years and understands complex financial reports and analysis.
Al Exner is prepared to ask the pertinent questions and offer solid solutions regarding water issues. He is focused on ensuring the most cost effective rate structure for residents, improving water storage capabilities, and obtaining better transparency regarding rates and the state of our water supply.
“The public has a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, and that information should be readily accessible to everyone,” he says.
To learn more about Al’s perspective on water quality, conservation, financial accountability, and waste reduction, please visit www.voteexnerzone7.com.
Pleasanton Voters Survey
1. Should city leaders modify the voter approved Measure PP law to accommodate continued hillside development?
2. Are you aware that there are presently two other hillside developments in the planning stages in Pleasanton that may be affected by the decision of the June 7 election?
3. Do you feel that Pleasanton’s Mayor and City Council should address water supply, school overcrowding, and traffic issues before approving more housing development?
4. Would you support a candidate with a slow-growth point of view in Pleasanton?
5. Do you, as a resident, feel that you have any influence on new growth in our city?
6. Should the Measure K (Lund II project) be rejected?
Pleasanton Voters Survey Reveals Resident
Concerns About Rapid Housing Growth
May 12, 2016 Email
Pleasantonvoters.com endorses a
NO on Measure K vote on June 7
The No on Measure K campaign is 100% funded by Pleasanton residents against development on hillsides.
The Yes on Measure K campaign is 90% funded by Greenbriar Homes, an out-of-area developer.
Pleasanton residents have the opportunity to decide the future of our hillsides with a No on Measure K vote. Passage of Measure K would allow development on Pleasanton hillsides, in direct violation of a hillside protection ordinance (Measure PP) that was passed by Pleasanton voters in 2008. Passage of Measure K will bulldoze hilly terrain and lead to the removal of more than 645 truckloads of dirt to build a road on Pleasanton slopes.
Vote No on Measure K! If this critical measure passes, it will set a precedent for the pro-growth majority of the City Council to make future interpretations of Pleasanton’s hillside protection ordinance that favor developers. There are at least two more pending hillside developments in the planning stages.
This developer needs to present a plan that complies with Measure PP. Offering open space which is not buildable is not enough of an incentive to offset this exception-making precedent to Measure PP or the additional impact to our traffic, schools and limited water resources. Support the grassroots effort that has fought the development that we see across I-580 on Dublin’s hills.
To learn more, please visit www.SavePleasantonHillsides.com
Vote No on Measure K!
Vote No on the Developer’s Plan
May 12, 2016 Email
Alfred (Al) Exner is eminently qualified to represent his fellow Pleasanton residents on the Zone 7 Board of Directors with a degree in Accounting and an MBA. Al Exner will bring to the Board the experience of a 36-year career in finance and pricing management, primarily in the aerospace industry.
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