Thursday, August 30, 2007


I think one of our greatest quality of life issues in our town of Pleasanton has become speeding vehicles. I well-recall having three daughters who, at one time, attended three different schools in Pleasanton. All three needed to be picked up from their respective school sites at exactly 2:50, and for much of the year, had to be deposited on three different sports fields at exactly 3:00, or risk extra laps or even being benched for game. It wasn't easy being a parent and wanting to do the right thing then, and it is even more difficult, today.

We live in a fast paced world, where every moment of our lives counts. We all lead busy lives, where responsibility equates with punctuality. Sure, we all have those terribly rushed mornings where nothing seems to go according to plan - not enough milk for cereal, jeans still wet in dryer, misplaced homework assignment, and where on earth did I leave my shoes?

I ask that everyone who reads my note please give some thought to rising in the morning in time to pull the day together, and commute to schools and jobs safely, within the posted speed limit, and allowing time for bicyclists and pedestrians along the way to likewise make their commute, safely.

This is, after all, Pleasanton. It's up to each and every one of us to keep it that way.


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