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 April 2014
No one should face Alzheimer's disease or dementia alone. The new Sunol Creek Memory Care community offers a residential program specializing in the care and support of individuals in varying stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Now Open! 
The newest public art piece brought to the City of Pleasanton by "Another H.A.P.P.Y." The sculpture in bronze created by Kevin Box is located on the corner of St. Mary's and Peters, outside of the Chamber. Pictured are Nancy and Gary Harrington of the Harrington Art Partnership.

Pleasanton 2015 Forum Wednesday, April 9, 7:30-9 a.m.

Brief East Pleasanton Specific Plan Update, followed by PUSD survey development input. Specifically, in line with their strategic plan and core beliefs about continuous improvement, Pleasanton Unified School District is developing a comprehensive district-wide climate survey. They have partnered with the University of Southern California, and would greatly value our input in the development of the survey, and the kind of information we believe important for the district to cultivate. 2015 Forum takes place at the Chamber. 

CEO's Corner 
Completing East Pleasanton plan right thing to do
Scott Raty 

The Pleasanton City Council did the right thing with their recent vote of 4-1 (Brown opposed) to proceed with the completion of the East Pleasanton Specific Plan (EPSP).


Those who called for a halt to the planning process because there's not going to be additional pressure from the State of California to zone for more high density housing, are forgetting that Pleasanton's General Plan has called for an EPSP since the 1990's.


In fact, the EPSP is the eighth and final specific plan to be completed; the seven already finished include: Downtown Specific Plan, Stoneridge Drive Specific Plan, Bernal Specific Plan, Laguna Oaks Specific Plan, North Sycamore Specific Plan, Happy Valley Specific Plan and the Vineyard Avenue Specific Plan.


Even more important, here are three reasons to proceed with planning.


First, to stop now would be a breach of faith with the citizens' task force who volunteered countless hours over many months to study a variety of thoughtful alternatives for this vast area south if I-580, north of Stanley Boulevard, east of Santa Rita Road and west of Livermore.


Second, extending El Charro Road to Stanley Boulevard, is a traffic circulation improvement project critical to all of north-east Pleasanton. If Pleasanton doesn't make it a priority, why should the Alameda County Transportation Commission make it a funding priority with its next transportation sales tax measure? 


Third and foremost, Pleasanton should control the future uses of property along its borders, much of which is now unincorporated Alameda County. If Pleasanton has no plan for this area, what's to prevent Alameda County or the City of Livermore from deciding what happens there?


We look forward to a comprehensive EPSP plan in the near future that will meet a variety of important community objectives.

At a Glance

Business Spotlight

Tri-Valley SOCKs


Tri-Valley SOCKs is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization and raises money for breast cancer research, treatment and educational programs.   
Registration is now open for our 9th Annual "Bras for the Cause" breast cancer walk which is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 and will benefit Axis Community Health, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center-Breast Oncology Program and ValleyCare Charitable Foundation-Breast Cancer Program.   


For more info, please visit  www.trivalleysocks.org.
Did You Know...
has been a member of the 
Pleasanton Chamber since 1961?
When Tony Macchiano and Bob Molinaro set up shop in 1969, they never dreamed that the small town of 12,000 would grow to over 64,000 in less than thirty years. They knew immediately, however, that this was the community in which they wanted to raise their kids and earn their living.
PGS is still a locally owned and operated business that considers the community part of our expanding family. The issues and concerns that affect you, affect us. 

For more information on Pleasanton Garbage Service, visit them online.


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