New supervisor to meet constituents -- for a fee

Chamber hosts Nate Miley at pricey Pleasanton restaurant

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who was appointed last summer to represent Pleasanton, is coming to town to meet his new constituents, but be prepared to pay.

Miley's debut presentation has been arranged by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting a luncheon Oct. 26 at Faz Four Points Sheraton. Chamber members can listen in at a cost of $35, with a $45 luncheon charge to hear the supervisor for those who aren't members of the chamber.

When the Pleasanton Weekly complained about the high cost of attending the Miley luncheon, a chamber representative said the media can always come and listen, just don't eat.

Chamber CEO Scott Raty said Miley plans to discuss his priorities for Alameda County and his newly created district that includes all of Pleasanton.

The county board voted in July to add Pleasanton to Miley's district, which also includes a part of Oakland, moving former Pleasanton representative Supervisor Scott Haggerty farther south to cover more of Fremont.

The move was made to accommodate population shifts based on the 2010 Census that showed major increases in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley with population decreases in Miley's District 4.

Besides Oakland, his district also continues to include the unincorporated communities of Fairview, Ashland, Castro Valley and Cherryland. But the city of Dublin, which he also represented, now moves fully into Haggerty's District 1.

The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faz, located at 5121 Hopyard Road. For more information, contact Wendy Gutshall at 846-5858, ext. 201, or by email at


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

mooseturd is a registered user.

Well, your headline got my dander up. But wait, the supe isn't pocketing the fee, the Faz is the profiter. Tacky bit of journalism.

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

I feel the same way as the first poster. Maybe if the Chamber provided free food to the media this would be different story (pun intended).

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

be advised, the lunch consists of a tuna sandwich on enriched white bread,a slice of tomato, a slice of dill pickle, and a very small bag of chips. lettuce = 20 cents

desert is a small vanilla cupcake...sounds yummy to me!

such a deal...

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