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Opinion - March 10, 2017

Letters

Eastside planning should not be a priority

Dear Editor,

Pleasanton is facing more explosive housing growth. Developers of East Pleasanton are lobbying our City Council and aggressively gathering support for the largest housing development ever built in Pleasanton. At a workshop this Tuesday, City Council will consider prioritizing taxpayer resources for planning this massive development.

With 2,000 housing units being built in Pleasanton, now is not the time to authorize taxpayer dollars to support building the largest housing development in Pleasanton's history. No additional development is required until beyond 2022.

Before considering 889 more housing units, we need to adjust to the impacts of our current housing boom on our community. Traffic congestion is increasing; 889 new homes could generate 8,890 car trips per day on our streets. Every Pleasanton school is overcrowded, exceeding Pleasanton planning guidelines for enrollment; there is no plan for relief at the middle and high school levels.

The developer is appealing to self-serving wants of special interest groups in exchange for support for this project. They are offering enticements so supporters will not consider negative impacts on the overall health of Pleasanton.

Do not be manipulated; think of the comprehensive best interests of our community, traffic, overcrowded schools, impact on water and air quality from this huge development.

Tell Pleasanton's City Council that you do not support using taxpayer dollars to prioritize a housing plan in East Pleasanton. Email your representatives, tell them to say "No" to putting East Pleasanton on the council priority list: citycouncil@cityofpleasantonca.gov.

-- Julie Testa

Thank you for your Holiday Fund support

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Axis Community Health's patients, board and staff, I would like to thank you for the wonderful $7,215 contribution we received from the 2016 Holiday Fund campaign. The Pleasanton Weekly's support truly makes a difference in our ability to provide care for Tri-Valley families.

This donation allows us to provide additional medical visits for the growing number of low-income and uninsured families who are coming to us for care. Thanks to your efforts that put the spotlight on this tremendous need for care, the community has responded generously.

We are truly grateful for your philanthropic work and deeply appreciate Axis's inclusion as a recipient for the Holiday Fund.

-- Sue Compton,

CEO

Honored to benefit from 2016 Holiday Fund

Dear Editor,

Thank you so much for your generous grant of $7,215 to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation through the Pleasanton Weekly 2016 Holiday Fund. Your gift will be used where the need is greatest within Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare.

The funds raised by the foundation support a wide variety of initiatives that enhance patient care and help meet the growing healthcare needs of the Tri-Valley communities.

Our focus is local, with monies supporting state-of-the-art healthcare technology, facilities, clinical programs and services at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare. By donating, community members show their support for the health and welfare of the Tri-Valley in a tangible way.

Thank you very much for all you have done and continue to do for our community and the nonprofits here. Your dedication is an inspiration to us all. We are honored to be one of the recipients this year. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your investment in the health of the Tri-Valley.

-- Shak

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