UpdateTwo events took place today:
1. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce BACPAC committee decided to not endorse a Mayoral candidate (that's great news for us!), and
2. Supervisor Haggerty has endorsed Councilmember Brozosky for Mayor of Pleasanton.
As to the first, I am personally gratified that all of my time working with our business community which includes the Chamber of Commerce has paid off - They (and some members called me today) believe I'm the best candidate for Mayor, but couldn't turn the tide of ill-will with those die hards that have been at the helm for too many years. Atleast, we can play with an even slate - and, I think we'll get more support, given the BACPAC'S stance.
I am pleased to say that the BACPAC did endorse Cheryl Cook-Kallio, for Council, who I think will be a great addition to our council. If you want to know more about her, let me know, or check out her website. She's awesome!
Second, Supervisor Haggerty endorsed Councilmember Brozosky. Am I worried? Not in the least. Supervisor Haggerty keeps his childrens' 4-H project animals on Councilmember Brozosky's property, and as such, enjoys a special relationship. But, their relationship goes further - while I have gone to bat for the people of Pleasanton and fought the County on numerous issues - Staples Ranch, the Stoneridge Drive Extension, the ACE Train station, putting up a fence in Happy Valley, etc., Supervisor Haggerty, even though he was elected to represent the people of Pleasanton, has failed miserably to do so, and Councilmember Brozosky is apparently his new lapdog with regard to all of those issues.
First, we need to soundly defeat Brozosky's bid for Mayor of Pleasanton. Second, we need to seriously consider a contender to campaign for County Supervisor, so we can secure a Supervisor who will look out for the best interests of his/her constituency - the people of Pleasanton.
Let me know what you can do to help. I appreciate your continued support more than you know!