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Harshika Sethi, Staff Writer

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The distance between Amador Valley High School and the Livermore Costco is about 7.7 miles. The new Costco will be quicker to get to as the distance between Amador Valley and the future Pleasanton Costco opening on Johnson Drive will be 3.7 miles.

“Having more resources close by will be a lot more beneficial for me and my family, who have to drive all the way to Livermore once every two weeks just to go shopping for our home,” says Aisha Choudary (‘20)

Many who oppose the new Costco are worried about the cost that comes with the new grocery store. However, taxes for Pleasanton residents will not change because of this new store.

Michael Austin from Pleasanton Weekly explained,“Taxes for Pleasanton residents will not change because Costco builds in Pleasanton. The sales tax revenue generated with a Costco build in Pleasanton will bring more services to Pleasanton residents, more amenities to Pleasanton residents.”

Although there are several other stores where they sell every-day supplies, Costco is a one-stop shop.

Caroline Murphy (‘20) said, “I would love to have a Costco close by because Safeway and Walmart are nearby, but Costco just goes the extra mile with their resources. I wouldn’t want to go all the way to Livermore, so I would just love it if it were closer”.

Several people are still worried about the traffic due to the new Costco. However, if the Costco were to open in Dublin, we would get the Dublin traffic. Thus, Pleasanton will become busier and more crowded either way.

When responding to all the worried residents, Michael Austin said,“If Costco goes south to Sunol to build, Pleasanton will still have the Sunol Costco store traffic. It is in Pleasanton’s best interests for Costco to be built in Pleasanton”.

The new Costco will definitely be more advantageous to the residents of our city. Because of its location, it is more convenient for Pleasanton citizens.

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