It's shaping up to be a busy week ahead for civic-minded Pleasanton residents interested in interacting with locally elected officials at the city, county and state levels.
The Pleasanton City Council is hosting its biennial workshop to discuss city priorities on Tuesday -- the same night as State Sen. Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan are holding a joint legislative town hall in Dublin. Then the next evening, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley will lead his quarterly Pleasanton community meeting at the city's library.
* City Council: Pleasanton officials are working to solidify the city's newest two-year work plan that will guide the council's and city administrators' decision-making during 2019 and 2020, especially for how to allocate city resources (financial and staffing-wise) toward achieving those key objectives.
The list typically includes local construction projects large and small, key policy goals with short- and long-term impacts, and regional priorities.
Council members will review the draft work plan, which includes recommendations from staff and city commissions as well as carryover topics from previous years, during their workshop on Tuesday evening. They will also accept more public input from residents and other stakeholders about what additional initiatives should be put on the list.
To make the cut, a project or initiative needs support from at least three council members. The council is expected to vote on each item Tuesday night, and then city staff will finalize the work plan for formal adoption by the council in the weeks afterward.
The city priorities workshop is set to start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 12) in the council chamber at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.
* State legislators: Bauer-Kahan, the Tri-Valley's first-term assemblywoman, is teaming up with fellow Orinda Democrat Glazer to host a joint legislative town hall on Tuesday evening in Dublin.
The two elected officials will provide an update on their legislative priorities and recent happenings in the State Capitol while also listening to feedback from constituents about the issues important to them.
Joint town halls have become a calling card for Glazer, who began the program with then-assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) to obtain public input and share updates on how the two local legislators were working toward district goals at the state level. The program is continuing with the Tri-Valley's new voice in the State Legislature, Bauer-Kahan -- who unseated Baker last November.
The public town hall is set to run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 12) at the Dublin Civic Center at 100 Civic Plaza in Dublin. To RSVP, call Bauer-Kahan's district office at 328-1515 or visit asmdc.org/cf-townhall.
* County update: Miley, who represents the Pleasanton area on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, is set to cover a range of topics during his quarterly Pleasanton community meeting on Wednesday.
The agenda includes discussions on the Newport Academy adolescent rehab and treatment facility on Happy Valley Road, the annual Castlewood safety report, traffic congestion issues at the Castlewood Drive and Pleasanton-Sunol Road and Castlewood Drive and Foothill Road intersections, and an update on Urban Shield.
Bauer-Kahan is also scheduled to appear to greet residents. After the formal agenda, Miley will host a brief Q&A session with attendees and welcome input on potential topics for June's community meeting.
Miley's community meeting is set to run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 13) in the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.