News digest: Transportation summit, 'Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads' & Dublin candidate forum


Transportation summit

The Bay East Association of Realtors is hosting the 2018 Tri-Valley Transportation Solutions Summit next Wednesday featuring state, regional and local elected leaders to discuss current and future transportation issues.

Scheduled to participate are Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, BART Director John McPartland, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, Dublin Mayor David Haubert, Livermore Mayor John Marchand and Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne.

The panelists will cover topics such as specific local and regional transportation challenges, the barriers to overcoming these challenges and how government at the federal, state and local levels are helping.

"The Tri-Valley Transportation Summit is our way to elevate the conversation about an issue that affects everyone who lives or wants to live in the Tri-Valley," said association president Tim Ambrose.

The event, free and open to the public, runs from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rosewood Commons in Pleasanton. Participants are asked to register online at

'Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads'

Four resident coalitions are teaming up to host "Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads," a forum next Friday featuring candidates from city elections in the three southern Tri-Valley cities.

The forum will see Pleasanton candidates from 6-6:50 p.m., Dublin from 7-7:50 p.m. and Livermore from 8-8:50 p.m., all in the Dublin High School Performing Arts Center at 8151 Village Pkwy. in Dublin.

Free to the public, the event is organized by, Friends of Livermore, Dubliners for Change and the Tri-Valley Group Sierra Club. Questions from moderator Christopher Schlies, a local attorney and former Tri-Valley Conservancy board member, will focus on the impacts of ongoing development in the region over the past five years.

For more information, email

Dublin candidate forum

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public forum for Dublin mayor and council candidates next Wednesday evening.

Scheduled to participate are mayoral candidates David Haubert (incumbent) and Arun Goel (current councilman) and City Council hopefuls Shawn Costello, Jean Josey, R. Jing Firmeza, Shawn Kumagai and Bobby Khullar.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in The Wave Community Room at 4201 Central Pkwy. in Dublin. To RSVP, call the chamber at 828-6200 or email

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