The community was represented by three people seeking to give input to the superintendent search firm Wednesday evening. The low attendance rate at the open meeting could have been due to a well-attended community forum the previous night or that concerned citizens packed city hall for a discussion on BART's plans to extend to Livermore.
Despite the small group, Carolyn McKennan of Hazard, Young and Attea & Associates sought consensus from the group in three areas: Pleasanton's strengths, concerns for the future and recommendations.
The information, she said, would be compiled into a leadership profile that would show the priorities facing the subgroups and the entire community as well. Findings are to be presented at a special board meeting Feb. 2 and would then be used to gauge potential candidates.
The community is invited to provide feedback at another workshop at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the board district offices. There is also a form that can be downloaded through the district's website, www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us, and sent to HYA at 1151 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL, 60025; firstname.lastname@example.org; or faxed to 847-724-8467. The forms should be sent by Jan. 29, in order to
The parcel tax issue continued to be debated issue among the group, but all were able to agree that the future financial situation is of concern, that Pleasanton is a desirable place to live, and that the future superintendent's salary and benefits package was of concern.
McKennan said HYA had completed similar sessions with certain stakeholders of the community, such as the police and fire departments, Chamber of Commerce and the city.