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Large turnout for signing re-election papers for Mayor Jerry Thorne

So far, running unopposed with filing period set to close Aug. 12

More than 100 supporters of Mayor Jerry Thorne crowded into the home of Joyce and Bob Shapiro in Vintage Hills Monday night to sign Thorne's nomination papers as he seeks re-election on Nov. 8.

Those attending included city, civic and business leaders, including Vice Mayor Kathy Narum, councilman Jerry Pentin, who is seeking re-election, Planning Commission chairman Herb Ritter, who is seeking election to the council, and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, who is seeking re-election in the 16th State Assembly District, which represents Pleasanton.

Thorne thanked those who joined in the signing event and urged them to help get out the vote in the municipal election. He also thanked Bob and Joyce Shapiro for having the party.

"This is the third time they have hosted the nomination party," Thorne said. "We collected all of the required signatures within the first 15 minutes."

So far, no one has taken out nomination papers to challenge Thorne for the mayor's post.

The nomination period, which began Monday closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Mayor Jerry Thorne has been aggressively paying down Pleasanton's pension debt over his last two terms as mayor.

Mayor Thorne has paid down $15.2 million for the pension plan, plus $3.6 million for retiree health, a total of $18.8 million pre-payments.

If we can keep Jerry Thorne as mayor for another six years he will have this debt paid off. Unfortunately there is term limits.

We should make an exception on term limits for mayor Jerry Thorne.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm

No extension for term limits. That is an ugly slippery slope.

But I also agree that Mr. Thorne is on the right track, and will leave a good trail to follow for the next mayor.


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Posted by Val
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

ust got out of council meeting. Can you believe Mayor Thorne has owned Costco stock this whole time?? Since 2014 when this whole thing started with Costco. How many times in the last 2 years did he say he was unbiased.

Recused himself tonight - but he wants to sell his stock and get back in the fight for Costco. The City Attorney was skeptical that campaign laws would allow this. More to follow.

Please read more at "Council to decide tomorrow on Costco ban petition" and see at the end PP post a comment.


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Posted by No
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm

He's been the...Thorne in Pleasanton's side since day one. Not surprised about the stock- it's long been clear there's something corrupt going on there.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Jerry Thorne's portfolio is typical. His Costco stock is less than 10K in value. Insignificant.

I do not understand the rant from all of you anonymous posters. Maybe your ranting, because you can be anonymous.

None of us pay a lot of attention to the line item, it is the bottom line and we go with the brokers advise.


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Posted by Nope
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm



A lack of ethics- particularly in a leader- is not insignificant.



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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Comment from anonymous posters from another community is not significant!


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Posted by Nope
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

I never share that kind of information online. However, I appreciate the attempt to deflect from the issue at hand.

I will play, though.

I've lived in Pleasanton for 28 years and, like many longtime residents, have noted the glaring decline of the city especially since Thorne's been at the helm.

Why are you trying to make excuses for him?


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm

No exceptions to term limits, no more realtors on the planning commission, let's slow things down what's the rush to build on every scrap of land in this town?


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:25 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Excuses?

There are no excuses around ere on my part!

My post is "defense" against anonymous posters!
Jerry Thorne in a large public gathering with television cameras said I own Costco stock.

That is a display of courage on his part.

The rest of you anonymous posters (TROLLS) hide and squirm in your cowardly corners to attack him.

Identify your self and confront this issue in public instead of squirming in your hideous dark space.


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