Planning Commissioner Says Balch Is ‘Demonstrated Leader’

Eufemia Didonato

© Patch Donations made to Speak Out Foundation will support COVID-19 relief efforts. A letter to the editor from Brandon Pace, Planning Commissioner: I have served with Jack on the Pleasanton Planning Commission for years. The Commission is tasked to consider and weigh the costs and benefits to changes in […]



a close up of a card: Donations made to Speak Out Foundation will support COVID-19 relief efforts.


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Donations made to Speak Out Foundation will support COVID-19 relief efforts.

A letter to the editor from Brandon Pace, Planning Commissioner:

I have served with Jack on the Pleasanton Planning Commission for years. The Commission is tasked to consider and weigh the costs and benefits to changes in our city to find the best balance for all of us. For example, is the home proposed with two stories ok? What happens to the look and feel of downtown if that building goes up? There aren’t always easy answers. Comprise is required. One person’s expanding business is a neighbor’s traffic.

These hard choices the City Counsel must decide are similar to what Jack has faced on the Planning Commission. Difficult decisions that impact our community require people like Jack. Jack listens, takes time to learn, balancing what people want and the implications to our entire community.

Jack has demonstrated capabilities to carefully consider all sides of a decision. This is desperately needed now for the greater good of our community. Jack’s professional experience in addition to his experience in serving our city makes him particularly adept at helping our city find the right balance with changes it will face in the coming years. Jack works hard to get to the best solution for our community, not for one set of special interests, or against one set of interests. Jack knows how to help all of Pleasanton.

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