Mayor Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced that a Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. for the residents of San Leandro City Council Districts 1, 2, and 5. The meeting will occur in the Karp Room of the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue. The event is being hosted by Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Council Members Michael Gregory, Ursula Reed and Pauline Russo Cutter.
"We encourage community members to come out to our Town Hall meeting so that they may ask us questions and provide us with feedback about how we can continue moving San Leandro forward," stated Mayor Cassidy. “We all look forward to an open dialogue with the public, sharing pertinent information, and making our local government more accessible and transparent," added Council Member Ursula Reed.
The agenda for the Town Hall includes substantial open time for questions from the public on any topics concerning city government, with staff in attendance from all city departments to assist in providing information. A brief presentation also will be provided by representatives from AC Transit regarding the Bus Rapid Transit (“BRT”) project that will be moving forward in Oakland and San Leandro.
“I encourage anyone interested in learning more about what is happening in their neighborhoods or at City Hall to join us for what I know will be a very informative evening,” stated Council Member Michael Gregory. “The update from AC Transit will also provide valuable information about the Bus Rapid Transit project that soon will be coming to San Leandro” added Council Member Pauline Cutter.
For San Leandro community members who may be uncertain of the specific City Council district in which they reside, detailed maps can be found on the Council District Map webpage, which also can be found under the “What's New” section of the City’s homepage www.sanleandro.org within the “Neighborhoods” link.
Immediately prior to the Town Hall meeting on May 12th, Mayor Cassidy and Council Member Cutter also will be hosting a meeting of the Durant Avenue Task Force at 6:00 p.m. in the Estudillo Room of the Main Library, located immediately adjacent to the Karp Room where the Town Hall will be taking place. At this meeting, community members residing along or near Durant Avenue will have the opportunity to share feedback and city staff will provide updates on what actions are taking place to address community concerns.
For additional information about either the Town Hall or Durant Task Force meetings, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager, at (510) 577-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro's industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity. In 2014, the City is welcoming new businesses by providing free business licenses for their first year of operation.
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