Councilman Pentin, 2 others take seats on Wheels bus system board

Livermore, Dublin leaders also named to Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

Pleasanton Councilman Jerry Pentin and two others have been appointed to the board of directors of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system.

Also named to the board are Mayor David Haubert of Dublin and Livermore Councilman Steven Spedowfski.

The new 2015 appointments replace outgoing LAVTA board members Tim Sbranti, former mayor of Dublin, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and Bob Woerner of Livermore.

LAVTA is a joint powers agency governed by a seven member board of directors. Each of LAVTA's city member jurisdictions appoints two elected officials from its governing body to serve on the board and an alternate member. Alameda County also appoints one elected official and an alternate member.

Haubert was elected mayor of Dublin last November and previously served on the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, where he also served as board president. At LAVTA, he has been appointed as the vice chairman of the Projects & Services Committee.

Jerry Pentin was elected to the Pleasanton City Council in 2012 and served as vice mayor last year. He also served on the city's Planning commission for four years, and chaired the commission in 2012. From 2003-2009, he was a member of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission, which he chaired in 2007. At LAVTA, he is serving as the vice chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee.

Spedowfski was elected to the Livermore City Council last November. Previously, he served on the city's Beautification Committee and on the Planning Commission. He also is a graduate of the Livermore's Citizens Police Academy. At LAVTA, he is serving on the Projects & Services Committee.

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