Not only would this solar farm reduce the need for burning fossil fuels in Hayward, but also its battery storage would make its power available during peak hours. The governor called for exactly this sort of solar farm in his July proclamation.
The governor made no mention of the pressing need for more spurious lawsuits. The ones against Aramis Solar were funded in part through misleading information published in the Independent by Joan Seppala. I call for her to do the right thing for Californians and recant her position.
The lawsuits must be dropped by Friends of Open Space and Vineyards and Friends of Livermore, or they are no friends of ours.
-- Alan E Marling
Vote Yes on recall
California right now is a one-party state where every level of government is Democrats.
Thus, the Democrats will and have been doing whatever with your hard earned taxes without recourse.
There are no checks and balances.
You and I have no say into how they will spend the money. On top of that, we have a millionaire elitist socialist Governor Gavin Newsom who will make whatever rules he wants than help the majority of Californians.
He will dine at exclusive restaurants where a tab can be $500 per plate while he asks the Californians to stay at home. The results of his stay at home orders were no different from states that had no such orders. Arrogance at the best. He sends his children to private schools while public schools were closed.
In order to put a stop to this fleecing of the Californians, we need a change at the top with a Moderate Governor who will not allow for laws that do not benefit the Californians.
Hence, Vote Yes on Recall.
The only person on the ballot who is a moderate and has government experience is the ex-mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer. He has a great record for moderation.
Some other candidates are right wing and left wing extremists. Majority of Americans are moderates and centrists and there is no need for extremism.
-- Rajinder Ghatoaura
Support for Leadership Pleasanton
The three pillars of any community are: Business, Community and Civic. In 2018, friends in regional Chambers of Commerce encouraged me to sign up for Leadership Pleasanton to learn more about them all.
Even with decades of community involvement, I learned something new about each and how they work together. Beyond behind-the-scenes glimpses at schools, LPC, nonprofits, businesses, arts, civic, and safety services, my network expanded with young employees, new business owners and new-to-the-area organization leaders.
That's why I was surprised to hear the program recently described as "elitist" by people who haven't taken it. Quite the opposite, Chamber leadership programs across the nation are designed to strengthen all three pillars and introduce opportunities for involvement.
While city governments are key civic partners to these programs, I find it a stretch for any city government, including Pleasanton, to commandeer another organization's or business's program for its own use, particularly when it extends beyond its usual and customary scope.
Instead, as a Human Services Commissioner, I'd like to see the City of Pleasanton design a civic leadership program, focused on commissions, committees and other volunteer opportunities where residents can participate in civic government- similar to their Citizen's Police Academy, which I've also taken.
Leadership Pleasanton is one of hundreds of broad-based community engagement programs designed and facilitated by Chambers of Commerce across the U.S. Learn more by googling "Chamber Leadership Program." And to learn more about Pleasanton and meet community-minded people from all walks of life, sign up for Leadership Pleasanton!
-- Susan Hayes
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