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Downtown park renamed to honor Pleasanton Rotary clubs

Original post made on Jul 17, 2014

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday agreed to spend $420,000 to improve a relatively obscure public park at the end of Main Street and to rename it Rotary Park in celebration of the 50th anniversary next May of the chartering of the first of Pleasanton's three Rotary clubs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:48 AM

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Posted by A Former Rotarian
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:40 am

Rotary is an organization that knows how, good job, another wonderful contribution to our great Downtown Pleasanton.

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Posted by How Much?
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

What?! Looks like mayor and council candidates are giving away the store just to get elected.

If they are going to call if Rotary Park, then Rotary should pay for the $420,000 park and the clock! The city will give them the land, and they can pay for upgrades- then they can call it Rotary Park.

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Posted by Jill
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

They are paying for the clock, read full story

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Posted by Shawn
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

@ HowMuch
No, it looks like the mayor and council are rightfully recognizing the rotary clubs, the members of which give selflessly to help this community in many, many ways and have been doing so for 50 years. You should put your head back in the sand where it belongs since you have no idea what you are talking about.

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Posted by How much?
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

to Jill-
Big deal, Rotary is paying for the $25,000 clock, but who is paying the $420,000? The tax payers.

The ratio is 6% clock/Rotary and 94% taxpayers. Maybe we should have called it Tax Payer Park with a little Rotary.

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Posted by Suzi
a resident of California Reflections
on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Why isn't rotary paying for the whole thing? The other park is called "Lions Wayside" park not just Lions park.

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Posted by D. Wynn Goode
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

HM, ya sourpuss -- think of it as being like "naming rights" -- O.Co didn't have to build or buy the entire Oakland Coliseum to get its name put on the stadium. And those revenues did defray costs that might otherwise be borne by the taxpayers.

Some folks have gone waaay overboard on this taxpayer theme. Their tea kettle boileth over.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

The Rotary Club does lots of Good Deeds and for that I say THANK YOU/GRACIAS!


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

Yes, in the spirit of Cholo's response,


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