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 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Golly Jeb, you took down my comment. My feelings are hurt.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

pay to play. I guess this is a convenient way to control/limit the attendance at this function. This is in lieu of Miley holding a town hall style meeting for fear of exposing his lack of understanding of the area and his new constituants. Good start, nate

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Posted by Robbie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Some folks seem to be confusing a Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (at which Supervisor Miley happens to be a luncheon speaker) with a town hall meeting. Those of you that want a town hall meeting which you could attend for free should contact Supervisor Miley and encourage him to have some.

BTW, Jeb Bing howling because he can't go eat for free is a laugh. It seems the PW always has its tin cup out lately.

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Posted by Robbie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Now that I look back at the headline of this post, "New supervisor to meet constituents -- for a fee", I see that the PW is misleading people. A chamber of commerce luncheon is just that, it is primarily for members of the chamber. It is not a town hall meeting for the supervisor to meet with his constituents. Since the PW knows that, it would seem the PW has an agenda.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I think Jeb is on the right track. Miley should be discussing his priorities for Alameda County and his newly created district in a public forum rather than at a paid event.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:05 am

Aw, that's nothing. I wonder how many millions it costs to play golf with Speaker Boehner when he comes to town. No worries about unemployment or creating jobs here: Web Link

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

I'm disturbed with what appears to be the Weekly removing another poster's comments along my own. While both comments disagreed with the article's title and with the Weekly complaining about the price of a private function, I don't see any reason to censor our writings. Can someone from the staff explain why our comments were removed? I hope the removal of the posts wasn't done on purpose. Maybe it was a glitch? I look forward to the reply.

As far as this private lunch goes - why doesn't the Weekly bag their own lunch? It sounds whiny the way it is written. Since this is a private event the Weekly should be gracious for being allowed in or be professional about it and decline to cover it at all.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

b, you really want to go there? How long has it been, a couple of weeks, since obami's last swing through our state to collect money from his leftist elite supports and corp. donors at $3500 a plate? Your messiah claims to support the cause of the 'occupy' mobs, but he is by far the largest recepient of donations from the very companies on Wall St. that the protestors are crying about. What a hypocrite.

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