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News Digest: Downtown draft EIR out, 'Comedy of Errors' & New district director

 

Downtown draft EIR out

The city of Pleasanton has released the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for its Downtown Specific Plan Update.

The document can be viewed at https://ptowndtown.org/ceqa, along with the notice of availability, outlining the scope of the EIR and review process. Hard copies are available at the Community Development Department and at the Pleasanton Public Library.

Public comments on the draft EIR will be accepted through March 18. It will also be discussed during the Feb. 26 task force meeting and at the Planning Commission's March 13 meeting.

'Comedy of Errors'

The Pleasanton Library and Recreation Department is presenting William Shakespeare's play "The Comedy of Errors", along with Q&A and a participatory playshop, this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the library at 400 Old Bernal Ave.

A part of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival on Tour, resident artist Carla Pantoja is staging this hour-long show and post-performance presentations.

"This rollicking tale of chaos and confusion caused by two sets of twins has been one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies since its debut in 1594 -- and with good reason!" city officials said. No ticket or reservation needed for Sunday.

New district director

Pleasanton's State Senator, Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), will be recruiting for a new district director after Teresa Gerringer decided to step down from her administrative duties this week for personal reasons, including to focus on her new elected role on the Lafayette City Council.

A former Lafayette school board member, Gerringer has been a member of Glazer's team since his election in 2015 and she will remain connected with the state senator as a senior adviser on special projects.

"Being district director for a state senator is a 24/7 obligation, and my new duties as a city councilwoman deserve more attention than I could give them as a full-time executive," Gerringer said. "I'll miss that job but this is what's best for me, for Sen. Glazer's team, and for the city."

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