Press Release

Environmental Setback for California as Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes AB 1086

Monday, October 14, 2019

AB 1086 would have authorized the sale of the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area near Livermore, creating the pathway for ecological preservation

(Sacramento, CA) – In a frustrating setback for local environmental preservationists and land stewards, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed one of the Sierra Club of California’s priority bills, Assembly Bill 1086 by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. 

Resources for PG&E Power Shut Off

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Due to potential wildfire inducing conditions, PG&E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Warning for a large portion of Contra Costa and Alameda counties beginning on Wednesday morning October 9th, and estimated to last through Thursday, October 10th or possibly longer. My office is in constant communication with PG&E as well as cities, school districts, public safety agencies and utilities in our district. While the exact locations of the possible shut off are still to be determined depending on conditions, it’s important to do several things to prepare:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Doug Jorgensen / Livermore Independent 

Dublin broke ground Tuesday for the city’s first all-abilities playground at Dublin Sports Grounds, 6700 Dublin Blvd.

The city is spending $4 million on the project to develop The Imagine Playground at Dublin Sports Grounds. The city’s planning process included extensive outreach to teachers and therapists who work with special needs children. The community also participated.

Other changes incorporate an all-inclusive picnic area, upgraded landscape, parking facilities and pathways to improve accessibility and connectivity to other park features, including the sports fields, and a new restroom compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The park will also feature a public art piece, “Conversations,” a sculpture by internationally recognized Tucson-based artist Barbara Grygutis, which was approved by the city council.

Thursday, October 3, 2019