Mayor Jennifer Hosterman has announced that Pleasanton has been named one of the top 34 cities among 1,040 that are part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors "green coalition" of environmentally-focused American communities.
Hosterman made her announcement at Tuesday's Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit, an annual public discussion group sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce of Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville.
Hosterman said she learned about the recognition while in Seattle over the weekend at the U.S. Mayors Conference Leadership seminar. Named recently as co-chair of the conference's Council on Water, she was invited to the prestigious leadership meeting to join other mayors holding similar positions.
"This is the first time that the mayors have identified leading cities among those that have signed on to the Mayors' Conference climate protection goals," Hosterman said. "It's exciting to be among other environmentally-focused cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta and even smaller towns such as Carmel, Ind.".
Describing what Pleasanton has done to deserve the recognition, Hosterman cited construction of the new fire station on Bernal Avenue that is partly solar-powered, new solar panels being installed on the city's Operations Center to provide power for that facility, the city's extensive Green Building ordinances and the newly established city committees on energy and water conservation.
The mayors' forum was held at the Crow Canyon Country Cub in Danville.