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Crowds cheer Pleasanton's new mayor, City Council members as they take office

Original post made on Dec 5, 2012

The installation of Pleasanton's new mayor and two newly-elected members of the City Council played to a full house Tuesday night, first at an hour-long reception at the public library and then during standing-room-only ceremonies in the council chambers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7:52 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by sam, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

Hopefully new leadership we can finally get cell towers approriately placed so we do not drop calls at some of Pleasantons busiest intersections! is that too much to ask!


Posted by Concerned, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Finally we have a practical local government. Maybe we can move on to control payroll costs to 70% of the budget and help businessmen create jobs. Run the city like a business. Live within our means.


Posted by oathless?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Is there a typo in the article? How can someone actually be sworn in from a former judge (Hyde) removed from the bench for misconduct? He is not an officer of the court. He was stripped of his judge-ship.

Web Link

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Does the swearing in actually count? This is the list of people authorized to administer oaths in the state of California-
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Posted by was there, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm

"oathless?", I was there and it was Hyde who did swear in Pentin. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Since he was removed from the bench, does he really have the standing to swear somebody in? I hope Pentin has/is checking into this to make sure he was sworn in legally. I am not sure what the repercussion would be if the swearing in was not done by a proper person. Possibly his votes would not count until this was done properly. That could mean there are only three people on the bench who can vote.


Posted by I was there, too, a resident of Downtown
on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I wasn't able to see anything or hear anything because of the roar of the immense crowds that cheered into delirium these new electees. It was the wildest thing I've ever experienced. My ears are still ringing as I continue to pull confetti out of my hair.


Posted by oathless?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Govt Code 1225 prevents Hyde from administering the oath because a formal disciplinary proceeding removing him from office at the time of his retirement is here Web Link .

1225. Every executive and judicial officer and every Member of the
Legislature may administer and certify oaths.
A former judge of a court of record in this state who retired or
resigned from office, other than a judge who was retired by the
Supreme Court for disability, shall be deemed a judicial officer for
purposes of this section, if the former judge requests and receives a
certification from the Commission on Judicial Performance that there
was no formal disciplinary proceeding pending at the time of
retirement or resignation. Where no formal disciplinary proceeding
was pending at the time of retirement or resignation, the Commission
on Judicial Performance shall issue the certification. No law, rule,
or regulation regarding the confidentiality of proceedings of the
Commission on Judicial Performance shall be construed to prohibit the
Commission on Judicial Performance from issuing a certificate as
provided for in this section.


Posted by Me Too, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Sam - PTown has tried everything in their power to stop cell towers. Mostly a few vocal citizens, yet the council always seems to listen to the 50 people that show up at a meeting and not the other 70,000 that live in the city or the other 500 who sent and email asking to approve the tower.


Posted by Me Too, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

"Hosterman, McGovern and Sullivan received resolutions and statements of praise for their work from State Senators Ellen Corbett and Mark DeSaulnier and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan."

Praise for what????????????????????????????

Quite honestly, if we could do away with elected officials giving other elected officials praise we would probably be in a better spot.


Posted by Me Too, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Run the city like a business. Live within our means.

Ok, a city can not be run like a business. No matter what you say, there is not product to sell. Businesses take out loans to expand. They take on investors who they have some control. I hope our city never does this.

And yes, we should definitely live within out means. The government should ONLY spend what they take in.


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