CITY / SCHOOL ELECTIONS - MAY 12 EARLY VOTING APRIL 30 - MAY 8
I currently have the honor and privilege to represent District 1 and the city of Pleasanton as your city councilmember. I have served as mayor pro-tem twice and acting mayor for 6 months. While serving on the council, I have been involved with the following accomplishmentsthe Sports Complex, new Police Department, new Public Works, the remodeling of our City Hall, and selecting our new city manager. I have also served as chairman of the Economic Development Corporation.
My goal is to provide the leadership needed for the rapid growth and development of our city and to continue to vote to provide a better future for our families.
My priorities include protecting and providing adequate water, street maintenance, job creation, public safety, and the completion of the Pleasanton Public Library and Community Center.
I will work with the other councilmemebers and the city staff to initiate and implement solutions to help sustain our city while preserving our environmental integrity. As an experienced, conscientious, level headed city councilmember. I know that my judgement and action can have profound effects for the citizens of Pleasanton.
I would like to personally thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and ask you for your vote and support once again.
Early voting is April 30th to May 8th at the Pleasanton City Hall. Election Day is May 12th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Chapel located on Hwy. 97.
My name is Gloria Uribe Jenks, candidate for Pleasanton City Council District 1. I have made Pleasanton my home for the past 44 years along with my late husband Richard Jenks Jr. and my family, Claudia, Claudette and Patrick Jenks. My husband and I had an oil changing business, the Pit Stop, for 17 years formerly located on Bryant St.
I have worked for Pleasanton ISD for 17 years as a district printer, as bookkeeper for 17 years for my husband’s business and three years as a tax preparer. I care about our community and remain active in many organizations including: •Atascosa Childcare Board - member 6 years, president 5 years. •Atascosa - McMullen Retired School Personnel - member 7 years, Calling Committee and Project Committee 3 years.•Longhorn Museum Society - member 5 years, Board member 2 years, Scholarship Committee 3 years. •Senior Day Out volunteer - Historian 4 years. •St. Andrew’s Catholic Church member - Fundraiser and Event volunteer. • Gold level - Presidential Volunteer Service Award for over 500 hours of service.
I would like to be your Council member to represent your interests in our rapidly growing community. There are many new things happening in Pleasanton and I will listen to your concerns to work collaboratively toward the most appropriate solution. I want our new development to be carefully managed and compatible with the wishes of our community. I would appreciate the chance to serve and represent you in all our new changes for the better! I would appreciate your vote and support!
My name is Abraham Saenz. I am a native of Pleasanton, Texas. I have lived here all my life.
I am married to Linda Saenz, my wife for 50 years, and we have four children: Richard, Ronnie, Veronica and Angie.
First of all, I am seeking re-election for District 2. I have represented this district for 28 years. I want to say I have come a long way in accomplishing a lot of things that the citizens did not have 28 years ago.
My district is in good condition, but getting reelected will accomplish more improvements within the city, bring more business into the city that means monies and save taxpayers money by not raising taxes.
We have good water. We have a new city hall, new city manager, which I think him and I can do a lot of things in the future, with the rest of the city council.
So I am asking for your support by re-electing me on May 12 City Election. Don’t forget to vote. It is very important. Remember, you all’s representation means a lot to me, and me to you all. You need a representative like me at all times.
My name is Lonnie Gaither, and I am running for Pleasanton City Council, District 2.
I was raised in Pleasanton and have lived here for all but about five years of my life, right here on the same property in District 2. I have also worked for the Pleasanton ISD as a computer technician since March 1999.
I am sure that all of you have already noticed that Pleasanton is in the middle of big changes. You can see it in the increased traffic in town, the many new businesses that have either moved here or have opened local branches, the longer lines in restaurants, and that most of the long-vacant buildings in town are now being occupied. All of this points to big growth, with no signs of slowing down.
With all of this in view, I feel there are a number of issues that the city will need to focus on in order for this massive growth to be well managed.
In no particular order of importance:
*We need to focus on traffic and safety, particularly on Hwy 281 and Hwy 97
*Improved animal control within the city
*I want to do what I can to proceed with improving response times for fire and EMS services within the city
*The city is in need of a continuing, focused plan for our growth
I am excited about the opportunity to continue serving the people of Pleasanton, now as Councilmember in District 3. After 28 years of service as City Secretary and then City Manager, there are still many areas of our City in need of continued improvement to help handle the current growth we are seeing. My experience gives me a thorough knowledge of the City’s operations and I know that we can accomplish much by working together within the Council and with Mr. Pearson, our new City Manager. The other group to be involved in this process, and the most important, is you, the public. Your input and participation in everything from voting in each election, letting your representative know how you see things, attending meetings when possible, and helping serve in an area in which you are interested, will all help our City grow to its potential. I look forward to doing all I can to help Pleasanton provide needed services and improve the quality of life in our City. Respectfully, Kathy Coronado
ALSO ON THE BALLOT
Voter Initiative #1
“A resolution, by initiative of the qualified voters of the City of Pleasanton, approving and adopting the Community Center/ Library plans, previously approved on or about July 28, 2011, by the Pleasanton City Council and allowing the Community Center/Library Project to proceed as set out in those approved plans.”
Voter Initiative #2
“An ordinance, by initiative of the qualified voters of the City of Pleasanton, closing, vacating and abandoning a portion of the 100 block of North Main Street in the City of Pleasanton, Texas, being that portion immediately adjacent to the Community Center and Library Project and buildings, as more particularly described in the proposed ordinance.”