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Mayors talk pensions, economic development, taxes at summit

Original post made on Sep 24, 2012

Tri-Valley mayors got themselves into Jeopardy in front of more than 300 of their constituents Wednesday. David Stark, government affairs director of the Bay East Association of Realtors hosted a Tri-Valley version of the popular TV question and answer game at the annual Tri-Valley Mayors Summit held in Dublin.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:14 PM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

Business as usual....The only thing I read is mother's day and apple pie comments. Political BS from the word go.

I particularly like what Mayor Bill Clarkson said...the city is more focused on competing with other states and other countries.

Hey Mr. Mayor Clarkson, if you haven't looked you are just a Mayor of San Ramon...take care business at home. Compete with other states and countries, come down to earth Mr. Mayor and live reality.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Keep increasing the sales tax (California is already the highest in the nation) and adding school bonds on property tax bills. Don't reduce those huge pensions of city employees because they will go out on strike and whine about it. No, continue to charge the taxpayer more and more and then wait until the cities go bankrupt and then you can layoff some of those government employees you just hired. Government is so efficient at taxing but not so efficient in running things. More and more retirees are leaving this state to go to states that don't have such high taxes. We will be left with a higher percentage that don't contribute anything. Way to go Mayors!


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Posted by San Ramon Observer
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

San Ramon Observer is a registered user.

Julia in Alamo,

Read this story and you will see Mayor Clarkson knows what he's talking about. Web Link

San Ramon is home to many national and international corporations. Bishop Ranch attracts the cream of the crop away from other states and even other countries.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

More chatter from the Sourpuss Brigade.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

Dear San Ramon Observer...

I stand corrected...I totally forgot about the Bishop Ranch Business Complex. Thank you for making me aware.

Julia Pardini from Alamo


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