Hosterman, who was elected to her third term as mayor last month, was named as a full member of the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). She will also serve on the executive committee of the Alameda County Mayors Conference.
LAFCO is a state-mandated local agency that oversees the formation of local government agencies, with an eye toward preserving agricultural and open space lands and discouraging urban sprawl.
"I am honored to join the governing bodies of these three vitally important agencies and look forward to working with my peers to solve some of the looming environmental issues facing the San Francisco Bay Area and the Tri-Valley region," Hosterman said.
Besides LAFCo, Hosterman was also named to the ACTIA governing board, which directs new projects and programs generated by Measure B, Alameda County's half-cent transportation sales tax. The ACTIA project list includes the Altamont Commuter Express Rail service, the Iron Horse transit route, I-580 improvements, and the Route 84 expressway, to name a few.
She will also join the 22-member board of directors that governs the Bay Area, Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which is committed to achieving clean air to protect public health and the environment.
Meanwhile, Councilman Thorne has assumed the mantle of president of the East Bay division of the League of California Cities. The league's East Bay division is comprised of 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
In his new position, Thorne will preside at the meetings of the directors, executive committee and general membership of the East Bay organization.