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Improvements coming to city's Pioneer Cemetery

Original post made on Sep 19, 2013

Long-awaited improvements to Pleasanton's city-owned Pioneer Cemetery, including veterans memorial, are now more likely after the City Council voted Tuesday to create a seven-member committee to determine what is needed and how much it will cost.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:46 AM

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Posted by Steve
a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

This is wonderful news. Pleasanton has spent many dollars on sports fields for our youth. It is nice to see that it will spend the money to upgrade the cemetery. We have such a fine community, there is no reason our cemetery should be inferior. We should be proud to visit our loved ones of the past in a nice setting that is representable of our beautiful city. Nice job City Council.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

Well done! This 'history' should receive improvements.

Glad to see this was approved


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Posted by taxpayer
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

You have to be kidding. $50,000 just to study how much MORE to spend on this? The people who bought plots there paid bargain basement prices and now we are supposed to install irrigation and pay for the water to turn it into something it was not intended to be. Any city council member who votes to spend money on this needs to be voted out of office.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I don't quite understand why "taxpayer" is so upset?

Everybody pays taxes...how are you so special taxpayer?

If you're so unhappy,go back to where you ancestors came from!

problem solved...


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Posted by Howard (Adams) Neely
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm

FIVE CHEERS FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.
IT HAS TAKEN MANY YEARS TO GET CITY STAFF AND THE COUNCIL TO FINALLY REALIZE THAT WE NEEDED AN UPGRADE TO OUR PIONEER CEMETERY.
THE REVIEW COMMITTEE WILL BE ADDRESSING THE FUTURE NEEDS ALONG WITH
FIXING AND PRESERVING THE PAST HERITAGE.
IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR PRESENT RESUDENCE TO JOIN IN DONATING SOME TIME AND EFFORT AND FUNDS.....BE A PART OF A GREAT CAUSE FOR OUR TOWN........PLEASANTON.
HOWARD (ADAMS) NEELY


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Who is and who isn't allowed to be buried in Pioneer Cemetery?

Only residents of Plutonia? Legal residents only?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

If only "legal" US residents can be buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Please consider changing your policy.

If you choose not to change it, I strongly recomment that No Public Funds be utilized for the makeover!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Please also remember that "illegals" already live in Plutonia and they pay Federal/State taxes.

Fair is Fair. Pretty is as pretty does!

i rest my case...


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Posted by Victor
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I paid in excess of $10K three years ago to bury my late wife in the newly opened area of the cemetery -- for a two level plot. Yes, it would be nice to have it a LITTLE nicer than it is now, which resembles a pauper's burial ground in some places. I like Ms. Harrington's vision, but it's kind of tight, at least in the Pioneer portion of this two-part cemetery. A consultant's report could lay out some options to be implemented over several years to mitigate against a big "hit" on the budget.

I'm unaware of any restrictions on WHO can be buried here. But it is a favored location for those of us in Pleasanton, legal, illegal, tea-partier or progressive.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Incidentally, there are also residents in Plutonia who entered the United States illegally from Europe and Asia.


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Posted by tm17
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

When & where is this seven member committee meeting to discuss future plans for the cemetery? I would like to respectfully & quietly attend some of these meetings. If these meetings are not public, I would still like to be kept abreast of their plans...


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

It's less expensive if you get cremated.

i rest my case...


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