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Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Recently, I mentioned that I’m trying to talk about things in this article that coincide with the interview I do with JB Salazar on KSAQ each week. He had asked me to talk about the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. So let’s talk about it. The land for our airport was bought in 1970 and the airport was constructed in the early […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Last week we had an incident at City Hall that lasted about 10 hours. Our police department, fire department and public works were the main players. When we have an event like this, there is no planning involved. These are times when training kicks in. It is so important that our first responders have regular training. It’s also important to […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I got to spend some time with County Judge Bob Hurley last week. The main topic was Cowboy Connect and the Alamo Regional Transit system. It provides scheduled services for Atascosa County’s Tri-City area of Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet. Currently, there are about eight stops in Pleasanton and the route connects Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet. There is a transfer stop […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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As I was thinking of a subject for this week’s article it came to mind that we never really discuss why the city council processes items the way we do. To give a little insight on some things, I thought I would talk about why we go through the process of making a motion to conduct business. First of all, […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Tomorrow night at 5 p.m. there is a workshop on the city budget. Let’s talk about some of the items. First of all, items 3, 6 and 7 are just asking staff to bring a budget for council review. This is just part of the process that’s prescribed to the city. First, staff makes the budget and asks for what […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Council had a pretty light agenda last Thursday. Only a couple agenda items along with the usual. Part of the usual is the consent agenda. What is it? Why do we use it? The consent agenda facilitates processing routine business without individual motions. It helps process multiple items that need little or no discussion and usually has a recommendation from […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I would like to take this week’s article to focus on the Pleasanton Independent School District, PISD. Yesterday was the first day back for our teachers. They are in in-service to prepare for the upcoming year. Our kids are back in the classroom on Monday. The school district is the largest employer in our city. PISD is one of the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I ’d like to use this week’s article to explain some roles that are defined in the City Charter. Let’s start with the mayor. Article VII. Sec 2. of the charter explains the mayor’s duties and powers. A summary of the mayor’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preside over meetings, communicate with council on recommendation the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I’d like to use this week’s article to discuss the structure and different forms of city government in Texas. As far as structure there are general law and home rule cities. General law cities have populations of less than 5,000 and only the power that the state law authorizes. Within that category there are three different types: Type A, Type […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. I was lucky to spend it with family and friends, old and new. I also feel lucky that my job allows me to travel all over our great country. Because of my job, my availability has been questioned. Previously I had the same job, two kids in high school, two […]


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