Council duties go well beyond Tuesday nights
Mayor, 3 others on council now have 31 other assignments
Future Pleasanton City Council candidates who think that serving on the council means two Tuesday nights a month on the Civic Center dais might want to look at the newly-published list of additional duties before throwing their hats in the ring.
The list has 31 different assignments at local, regional and state meetings of committees, commissions and agencies. It does not include twice-a-year meetings of the U.S. Mayors' Conference, which former Mayor Jennifer Hosterman enjoyed, but newly-elected Mayor Jerry Thorne has yet to add to his list of duties.
Thorne, though, has agreed to continue representing the council on the local Economic Vitality Committee. He also will be Pleasanton's representative at the Alameda County Mayors' Conference, Alameda County Transportation Commission, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, East Bay Economic Development Alliance for Business, League of California Cities (East Bay division) and the TV30 board if directors.
Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, who has been chosen vice mayor for 2013, will represent the city on the Tri-Valley Affordable Housing Committee. She and Thorne also will serve together on the City Manager and City Attorney evaluation committees and the Pleasanton School District Liaison Committee.
Cook-Kallio will partner with Councilman Jerry Pentin on the Alameda County Liaison Committee, Dublin Liaison Committee and Committee of Valley Water Retailers.
She also will partner with Councilwoman Karla Brown on the city's Audit Committee, Alameda County Fair Liaison Committee and Waste & Recycling Committee.
Brown will serve on the Altamont Landfill Community Monitor Committee and the Tri-Valley Regional Rail Policy Group. She also will serve with Thorne on Bernal Property Financing Committee.
Pentin and Brown will partner on the Dublin San Ramon Services District Liaison Committee, the East Bay Regional Park District Liaison Committee, the Livermore Liaison Committee and the Zone 7 Liaison Committee.