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Archive for April 14th, 2009

Undergrounding – Letter to the PNN

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 14, 2009

PNN received the letter below regarding City undergrounding expenditures from neighbor George Childs.

I would agree that the city should not contribute to the underground district costs at this time. There is limited infrastructure benefit, the primary focus is aesthetics.

–L

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PIEDMONT NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS:

RE: Proposed City expenditure for the “Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District”

Concerned Citizens:

The Piedmont City Council is considering expending $142,551.50 of your tax money as the “City’s share” of the cost to convert electric and communications facilities to underground distribution adjacent to Hampton Field within the above assessment district. According to the draft agenda, they are expected to take up consideration of the City’s vote on this proposal at the April 20th, beginning at 7:30 pm, Council meeting in the Council Chambers at 120 Vista Ave., Piedmont.

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THIS UNNECESSARY EXPENDITURE OF YOUR TAX MONEY AT THIS TIME? IF SO, PLEASE COME TO THE COUNCIL MEETING ON THE 20TH TO EXPRSS YOUR VIEWS.

George Childs
Concerned Resident
Lower Grand Ave.
Piedmont

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First SFGate, now the NY Times!

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 14, 2009

The SFGate has published a lot of Piedmont stories lately, mainly about real estate (Japanese bath, Japanese-style home) , but some “news” stories as well. Now the NYTimes is in on the Piedmont frenzy with a post about burglaries of houses staged for open home tours.

A good reminder that we are in a small town, but we still need to keep an eye out for our neighbors. Thanks to Elizabeth and Barry for the link.

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Piedmont League Presents Pros and Cons of State Propositions

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 14, 2009

On May 19 Californians are once again called to the polls for a Special Election. A belated state budget was recently adopted only after a prolonged and rancorous legislative struggle. Voters must now decide the fate of six complex propositions related to funding the state budget and important state programs both this year and into the future.

Learn about these propositions at a nonpartisan, educational forum on April 23 at 7:30. The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will present clear and concise “Pros and Cons” at the City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue in Piedmont. And be sure to vote on May 19.

For more information, please contact Lianne Campodonico at 510-654-8723.

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