League of California Cities names Thorne to its board of directors

Organization works to expand, protect local control for cities

Pleasanton Councilman Jerry Thorne has been appointed to the board of directors of the League of California Cities.

The 46-member panel is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of the League, which works to expand and protect local control for California cities.

"I am very honored to have been selected for this pivotal position," Thorne said in a statement. "I look forward to working with my peers throughout the state to continue the strong representation of our region in the effort to retain the control of local issues at the local level."

Thorne also is the board's representative for the East Bay division, where he served as president in 2009. Founded in 1948, the League's East Bay Division is comprised of the 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Thorne was re-elected in 2010 to his second four-year term on the council. He also has announced that he will seek the mayor's post in municipal elections in November, to succeed Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, whose eight-year term expires this year.

Another member of the council, Cheryl Cook-Kallio, also has announced her candidacy for the mayor's post.

Thorne served on the city's Parks and Recreation Commission for 10 years before being elected to the City Council. . He currently sits on the California League of Cities' Environmental Policy Committee and on the Community Economic Development Committee for the National League of Cities.


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Posted by Peyton Clayton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:49 am

What a joke! Thorne being appointed to a body that purports to champion local control!!??? He and the other two stooges certain did a great job of the when Governor Moonbeam hosed Pleasanton forever by ramming low-cost housing down our throats.

Would somebody that's not a loon please run for Mayor? After 8 years of The Hippy Mayor, Pleasanton can afford more years with one of The Three Stooges as Mayor.

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Posted by Lugnut
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

He needs someone to tell him what to do. Mayor, oh please! The guy is a dreeb. The League of Cities is the City's Political Arm. The city pays dues (contribution)to League of Cities. If they were the least bit effective then why has the state been so successful in raiding city monies? What we don't need is a Mayor spending his attention on another entity like Hosterman did with the US Mayors. Pretty soon it became all about that body and not about Pleasanton anylonger. Now she is going to teach at Stanford and run for Congress. I am busting a gut laughing. She could not even pass the BAR Exam after multiple tries. May Thorne and Hosterman skip on out of here forever, and hopefully they will take the others with them. Pleasanton needs a "Housecleaning".

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Posted by Perfect
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Hey Nut, do not lump Jerry with the others...he is just right...not too anything on either extreme , just plain common sense experience.

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Posted by Peyton Clayton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

Sorry, Perfect, but Thorne is a fully participating member of The Three Stooges - meaning he is a left wing wacko, has accomplished very little for Pleasanton, and has done lots to hurt Pleasanton. We don't need him as Mayor. Unfortunately, Cook-Callio is even more a left wing-nut than Thorne, so we desperately need another responsible candidate that is not a lefty loon to enter the race for Mayor.

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Posted by steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

My vote is for Peyton Clayton. Or Lugnut. No more hippy mayors. No more stooges. No more lefty loons. No more dreebs. Must pass bar exam. "Perfect" is a union bought off troll.

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