Hosterman named co-chair of U.S. Mayors' Conference water council

Group assists local governments in developing water resources, technology

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman has been appointed to serve as the co-chair of the Mayors Water Council for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, joining Mayor Brian Stratton of Schenectady, N.Y. who will also co-chair the council.

The primary purpose of the water council is to assist local governments in providing high quality water resources in a cost effective manner and to provide a forum to share information on water technology, management methods, operational experience, and financing of infrastructure development.

"I am honored to have been selected to co-lead this vitally important council and look forward to working with my peers to resolve some of the major challenges regarding water in cities today," Hosterman said.

Locally, Hosterman, who is in her third term as mayor, is a 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 also serves on the executive committee of the Alameda County Mayors Conference.

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Posted by Chris T.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

Hopefuly the Mayor will benefit from her new position as co-chair of the U. S. Mayor's Water Council to be more effective than she has been in the past in addressing Pleasanton's water needs. Right now, I am a skeptic, as I feel that this is just another move on her part to inject herself into national issues while Pleasanton issues take hind seat.

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Posted by Another Skeptic
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

Agreed Chris T!

This effort by our mayor is yet another data point along the path of liberal idealism that simply produces little or no positive results...and in fact often produces negative impacts.

I include this effort by our mayor in the same category as the democrats' ...

"War on Poverty"
"Feed the World"
"Food Stamps"
"Community Investment Act - Subsidized Mortgages"
many others...

How are those programs doing, by the way?

We need a mayor who is more realistic and who can focus on her primary job...that of solving issues confronting Pleasanton!

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm

She's been elected mayor three times! If you know of someone as good or better (whose name is not Mercer), then get them ready for 2010. As for the continued blog-shots on Mayor Hosterman, it gets old. She is a hard-working public servant who has done a very nice job as our mayor...
Congratulations Mayor Hosterman on your new appointment, and thank you for your years of service to our community.

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Posted by Nice job
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Yep, I'm thrilled with all of the empty storefronts along Main Street that have become a reality over the past 6 downtown that lovely rundown/rust belt small town kinda feel.

And the lawsuit to overturn Pleasanton's housing cap, with the City Attorney about to retire and no heir-apparent to defend the City and possibly appeal the verdict, when rendered, is also something to look forward to while the Mayor focuses on things like national water issues.

Looking forward to a fresh candidate in 2010 who is focused on Pleasanton, and not interested in building/growing their own political career.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm

You think the mayor is responsible for the empty store fronts? It's the economy! High prices and the lack of diversity in business perhaps but neither of those things do the city have much control over. The buildings and the businesses are privately owned. Efforts to increase business downtown is often met by opposition from those people who moved to be close to downtown, go figure.

Anyone who has lived in California knows for certain that water here is a local issue. Anyone who knows how politics work would be thrilled to have a local mayor in a position to discuss the water needs of this city and this region. Regional meetings and committees often bring attention and money to the area.

Sometimes people cut off their nose to spite their face!

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:04 am

Could be a winner for Pleasanton. Maybe she can find a way to make the water taste better...

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