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Appointment of new poet laureate on Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission agenda tonight

Original post made on Apr 3, 2013

The Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission will consider recommending the appointment of Sandra Harrison Kay as the city's new poet laureate when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 in the City Council chambers. Kay writes a blog at and also writes for the Pleasanton Patch. She would succeed Cynthia Bryant, who resigned as poet laureate last August. The city's poet laureate receives no remuneration, but is eligible to be reimbursed for any expenses related to the position not to exceed $2,000.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

Glad to hear it ~ Sandra is a beautiful, talented, bubbly woman with endless energy! I would recommend her any day of the week :) Best of Luck Sandra!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

oranges, peaches, figs on my platter for lunch...yum yum plenty!!!



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Posted by Jay Jay
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

Please tell me that this Poet Laureate position doesn't cost the city one dime. 99% of city residents couldn't tell you what this Poet Laureate does. At a time that Pleasanton doesn't even fill potholes, anything more than a dime spent on a Poet Laureate is a waste of taxpayer's money.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I believe that the Poet Laureate position supports our city, by extending literary arts in the schools, city functions, adding to a Well Rounded City. Most cities have this Honorary Post. The position gets reimbursed for limited expenses only, in Pleasanton. There are no fees given to Support this position, so Jay Jay, you should be pleased.

The problem is that this position can be very challenging as it demands a lot of attention and work, for free, so not many people Desire to hold this position, hence the lack of applicants that applied. This city like many cities, rely on Volunteers, but many of the same people volunteer over and over again. It's not for everyone.

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