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Around the Valley: Growing list of illogical decisions

Original post made on Mar 3, 2023

A plan decades in the making went poof at the whim of Pleasanton City Council's majority, and the many people who enjoy Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks are mystified and miffed.

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Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 3, 2023 at 11:01 am

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This decision also impacts downtown businesses, the new park concept would bring more people downtown. With their vote, the City Council showed it prioritizes a quiet downtown over a thriving one.

Posted by Pleasanton Valley Rez
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 3, 2023 at 6:41 pm

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Such a shame. I was shocked with the decision made. A disappointment to our lovely downtown.

Posted by PtownRes
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 4, 2023 at 8:21 am

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The majority of the council who voted to dump this project - Testa, Nibert, Arkin and Mayor Brown - are being illogical in many of their decisions. I believe the All Abilities Playground, the Skate Park and now Lions Wayside/Delucchi renovations are all on hold. And the one project they are funding is the Century House. A project that will cost millions to renovate a house that even the historical registry does not find worthy of being on the list. So disappointing - these members are so short sided and not helping Pleasanton move into the future. Time for new leadership in 2024.

Posted by Jeff Nibert
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 4, 2023 at 3:44 pm

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Two votes were taken. The first was on my motion to accept the staff recommendation to finalize the update of the master plan. That motion failed, 2-3. The second vote was on a motion for staff to prepare a cost estimate for a less-costly renovation of the parks, which passed, 4-1.

Posted by keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 4, 2023 at 6:08 pm

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It would have been nice if you had stuck by your guns when the 2nd vote came, Councilmember Nibert. It still would have passed, but we'd have known that doing the right thing was more important to you than being on the majority side of the vote.

No public input was a shameful suggestion. Minimal public input is an insult to the many residents who treasure and use the parks.

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