Pleasanton Weekly endorsements


Here again are the election recommendations from the Pleasanton Weekly editorial board, which were featured in more in-depth editorial articles over the past month.

* Mayor of Pleasanton: Jerry Thorne

* Pleasanton City Council: Karla Brown, Jerry Pentin

* Pleasanton School Board: Valerie Arkin, Jamie Hintzke, Kathleen Ruegsegger

* Congress (15th California District): Eric Swalwell

* 7th State Senate District: Steve Glazer

* 16th State Assembly District: Catharine Baker

* BART Board of Directors, District 5: Jennifer Hosterman

* Measure MM: Vote No

* Measure I1 ($270 million Pleasanton school bond): Vote Yes

* Measure A1 ($580 million Alameda County affordable housing bond): Vote Yes

* Measure RR ($3.5 billion BART bond): Vote No

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7 people like this
Posted by Val
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

Val is a registered user.

Please vote Yes on MM.
It will save $20 million giveaway
Stop 25 year borrowing
Result in far less traffic
Result in better air quality

Endorsed by:
The Indepedent Newspaper
Pleasanton Citizens for Responsible Growth
Pleasanton Voters Group
Citizens for Planned Growth

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Posted by Nan
a resident of Rosewood
on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:14 am

Nan is a registered user.

Please consider your vote for the greater good of Pleasanton. Let's retain our distinct, unique small business friendly atmosphere.

Please vote Yes on MM.

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Posted by JJ
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

JJ is a registered user.

There are many reasons to Vote Yes on MM.

Less traffic, no $20 million giveaway, no borrowing, less pollution.

We can make a better decision. Do not let politicians decide.

Pleasanton Jim,
Resident since 1976

3 people like this
Posted by Lisa S.
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

Lisa S. is a registered user.

Your vote today for Yes on MM is for the long term good of our community.
The politicians should not decide. It should be the citizens.

Costco may be a good company, but this is a very bad deal negotiated. We will be in debt for 25 years. We will pay $20 million in infrastructure that the developer should pay. With Costco, there will be 12,000 additional cars daily in the JDEDZ.

Costco can be re-voted at a later date with better terms.

Lisa S

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Posted by Whitney
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

Whitney is a registered user.

I'm with many of the mail carriers of Pleasanton, who know first hand how bad the traffic has become, especially near Stoneridge/Owens/Hopyard.

Chik-Fill-A and WorkDay will already be adding 6,000 cars. Now we want to put a Costco near failing level intersections and on/off ramps?

Vote "Yes" on MM to help preserve Pleasanton's unique character !

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Posted by Tom M.
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

Tom M. is a registered user.

Just because Costco wants to locate here for its own profit does not make it good for Pleasanton.

Make no mistake, Costco’s gain would be Pleasanton's loss.

Yes on MM

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