Newsletter from PleasantonVoters.com
May 17, 2021
Are Your Concerns and Issues Included?
After each General Election, the newly formed Pleasanton City Council updates a list of priority items to be addressed over the next two years. The updated list contains exciting opportunities that include plans for a new cricket pitch field, new pickleball courts, renovation of the Century House, and the addition of bike lanes on an improved, flatter West Las Positas Boulevard.
Continuing to preserve our high quality of life, the City Council also voted unanimously to offer an “A” priority for designing the Community Farm at Bernal Park, then phase the final project through completion. Initial steps include planting cover crops to condition the soil and provide a pollinator habitat. The Community Farm was approved by voters in the Bernal Property Phase II Specific Plan in 2006. The project includes areas for community tended crops, vineyards, orchards, and an education center. Master Gardeners are planning for a demonstration garden at the site to encourage healthy environments with sustainable gardening, green waste reduction, and water conservation, while providing food security assistance for those in need.
Also included in the plan was to find sites throughout Pleasanton to rezone property for residential use to meet our largest-ever and massive State of California housing requirements, called Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), usually pronounced, “REENA”.
Important environmental issues receiving high rankings include: how to remove unwelcome PFAS from our drinking water, Pleasanton’s position on the proposed Livermore airport expansion, and an ordinance to transition from gas to electric leaf blowers.
The draft list is scheduled for ratification at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This can be viewed as item #3 in the meeting agenda.
If you wish to speak to the council on an item during the meeting, please see the simple instructions in the meeting agenda.