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Johnson Drive Initiative Certified by Registrar

It now goes to the City Council for approval to be placed on the Nov. 8 General Election Ballot

The Citizens for Planned Growth’s Johnson Drive Initiative petition, originally submitted on June 13 with 7,000 signatures collected, has been certified as having enough signatures by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. This makes it eligible for approval by the City Council for placement on the November 8 General Election ballot.

According to Karen Diaz, City Clerk, consideration of the initiative will be placed on the agenda for the July 19 City Council meeting.

“We have been asking the City Council since August of last year to allow Pleasanton citizens to vote on whether they want a big box store included in the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone plans, and this is the council’s chance to do just that,” said Bill Wheeler, head of the CFPG.

“We have determined that adding this initiative to the ballot for the November 8 regular election, when we will be voting for national and local officeholders, will incur minimum costs, allow the citizens to decide this very important issue and eliminate the potential of a very costly election in the spring.”

“We are very grateful to all of the citizens and people who have helped us. We hope for a campaign run with dignity and integrity from both sides of the issue, which will represent the true character of our great city,” said Wheeler.

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