District 1 August 2015 e-Newsletter

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Alameda County Supervisor
Scott Haggerty, District 1

Serving Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and Unincorporated East County

AUGUST 2015 

A Message From the Supervisor

Greetings!  The summer (and the heat) are here and in full swing.  I hope families are finding ways of enjoying these longer days together while also staying cool.  I encourage residents to get out and take advantage of the many recreational amenities available here in beautiful Alameda County. 

I applaud communities throughout Alameda County for the overwhelming response to calls for conservation during the drought emergency.  On January 17, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order proclaiming a State of Emergency due to severe drought conditions.  In May, the State of California issued a statewide mandatory 25% conservation standard for urban water use.  Starting in June, depending on reductions in water use already achieved since 2014, each water supplier/utility was assigned a conservation standard or goal for 2015 to assist in meeting the 25% statewide goal.  Water users throughout Alameda County met and exceeded this goal:

Conservation Standard/Actual Savings

  • Alameda County Water District
    16% / 36%
  • East Bay Municipal Utilities District                  
    16% / 31%
  • California Water Service Co.-Livermore*           
    24% / 49%
  • City of Hayward                                                    
    8% / 31%
  • City of Livermore Division of Water*                  
    20% / 41%
  • City of Pleasanton*                                              
    24% / 48%
  • Dublin San Ramon Service District*                    
    12% / 43%

Thank you to everyone for the outstanding effort to conserve this precious resource.  I urge you to continue to use water wisely.  Check in with your water utility on conservation programs and practices for your service area. 

Tri-Valley Water Suppliers
City of Hayward

Water suppliers have been invited to attend the 9/18/15 Board of Supervisors Transportation & Planning Committee meeting to report on “The State of Water Supply in Alameda County”.  The meeting is scheduled for 12:30pm in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland. 

It is my great privilege to serve you.  As always, please feel free to contact me regarding any County-related issues, comments or questions you may have.  You may reach me at 510-272-6691 or email me at district1@acgov.org.

I am honored to represent you and I hope to hear from you.


Scott Haggerty

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Board of Supervisors Actions

Ever wonder what your Supervisor does during the weekly Tuesday Board of Supervisors Meeting? Here are some of the board actions from the last quarter which impact the residents of District 1: 

  • On July 21, the Board of Supervisors approved $41,476 to Abode Services for supportive services at Bridgeway Apartments for homeless individuals and families. 

  • On July 21, Supervisor Haggerty introduced a proclamation celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26, 1990 the ADA was signed into law and established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

  • On July 28 the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution urging all residents and businesses to do their part in conserving water. The resolution directs all County employees to take conservation measures and instructs the County’s General Services and Public Works agencies to establish water usage baselines for County operations, develop conservation plans, and report on progress.  Click here for more on the County’s efforts and for tips to conserve.

  •  On July 28, the Alameda County Library discarding policy was approved by the Board of Supervisors. Books that are no longer in circulation will first be offered to the Jail Library, then to the Alameda County Library Foundation. Additional books will be given to Discovery Books to be sold and the proceeds will come back to the Library system for programs. Damaged and unwanted books will be offered to the branch libraries for book art projects. 

  • On July 28 the Board of Supervisors approved an additional 21 hours per week at the Dublin Library.

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Transportation Updates


I-580 Express Lanes Opening Through the Tri-Valley Fall 2015 – FasTrak Required!
Get your FasTrak Toll Tag Now!
Carpoolers ride toll-free with FasTrak Flex

Beginning late 2015, drivers on I-580 between Livermore and Dublin will have a new and improved commute choice. The I-580 Express Lanes are specially designated lanes in the Tri-Valley corridor that are toll-free for carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, buses and eligible clean-air vehicles as long as they carry a FasTrak® Flex toll tag set to 2 or 3+. Solo drivers can choose to access the lanes for reliable travel times by paying a toll using a FasTrak or FasTrak Flex toll tag. Express lanes increase the efficiency of our transportation system for commuters, transit and freight by taking advantage of existing capacity to reduce congestion and improve air quality.  A FasTrak or FasTrak Flex toll tag is required for all express lane users.  Get yours today online or at Costco, Safeway or Walgreens stores throughout the Tri-Valley.

Click here to learn more or call 510-208-7499 

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Community Choice Energy

Update on Community Choice Energy


One the first orders of business for the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) (CCA) program is to conduct a technical study to determine important elements needed to effectively implement this new program county-wide.  While the main goal of establishing a CCA is to offer future non-fossil fuel energy options to all users within Alameda County, the process to develop the CCA program is expected to take approximately 18 months.  For those interested in that process, regular updates will be provided in this and future District 1 e-newsletters. 

The Steering Committee met on June 18 to discuss a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire a CCA Technical Study Consultant and to obtain public comment.  In response to committee and public comments the following revisions will be made to the RFP:

  •  Potential greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions in different power scenarios will consider supply options with and without Unbundled Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  • A detailed analysis of CCA labor/employment considerations with an emphasis on the quantity and quality of jobs in this sector
  • Incorporate assumptions within the power scenarios of differing levels of local renewable development, as well as analysis of distributed vs. large, centralized utility-scaled facilities
  • Evaluate risks and impacts associated with certain policy changes; less than full city and County participation; and the GHG impact of available renewable and carbon-free resources;
  • Additional analysis of potential for energy efficiency and demand reduction within Alameda County.
  • Include clear targets for GHG reduction and amounts of new renewable energy year over year, with all new renewables generated in-state

Stakeholders expressed a strong desire for the technical study to evaluate the potential for new and local construction of wind, solar and other renewable facilities. A local build-out study will require more time and cost.  Depending on the results of the technical study, a future phase 2 evaluation may be considered. The revised RFP was unanimously passed by the committee at its July 29 meeting. 

For more information on the Community Choice Aggregation, visit the County’s CCA website

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Scheduled BART Closures


The Bay Area Rapid Transit system, also known as BART, will be experiencing a few closures in the upcoming month. BART is a convenient method public transportation system for travelers in the Bay Area.

Over Labor Day weekend (September 5-7), there will be no BART service between Oakland to San Francisco. The reason for the shutdown is to repair a critical section of the track near the Transbay Tube.

As a result of the upcoming shutdown, BART will be offering a lifeline bus service between 19th Street in Oakland and the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco but are limited to those who have no other options. The buses will take customers from the 19th Street Station in Oakland to the Transbay Terminal, a two-block walk from the Embarcadero station, or from there to the East Bay. Passengers should be wary that the bus will cause 1 to 2 hour delays for some customers. There will also be shuttle buses from the West Oakland Station (which will be closed) to the 19th Street Station available to West Oakland residents only. The shuttles will pick up and drop off during BART’s operating hours.

During these shutdowns, train service in the East Bay, West Bay and Peninsula will be more frequent than during a typical weekend. BART’s Transit Information Center will operate with special hours. Riders with questions can call (510) 465-2278. The phone center will be open from 6:00 AM-9:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, extra staff will be available at the 19th Street Station, Embarcadero, and the Temporary Transbay Terminal to assist passengers.

For more information on BART closures: http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2015

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization Month

As temperatures begin to fall  and the summer comes to a close, the month of August signifies the start of the new school year, and is also designated  National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) by the Center for Disease Control. National Immunization Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being vaccinated against infectious diseases.

For more information visit the Center for Disease Control’s website.

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Alanna Powell

Community Recognition of the Quarter

7/28/15 Boldly Me is more than just a non-profit organization; it is a culmination of the dreams and hopes of its founder Alanna Powell of Fremont. Mrs. Powell has used her personal experience to help others and inspire those who “suffer from physical differences to learn to cope, heal and transcend their differences.”

Since the age of two, Alanna Powell has suffered from Alopecia Aereata and Universalis, a condition resulting in rapid hair loss. Her parents, with the very best intentions, were understandably quite protective and encouraged Alanna to wear a wig in the presence of company. Despite all of her setbacks along the way, at age 22, Alanna decided to take a leap forward and pursue a college degree and a career in electrical engineering.

In 2009, Alanna founded Boldy Me, an organization making strides toward improving the psychological health and self-esteem of both children and adults suffering from physical differences. Boldly Me offers classes in self-esteem & communication, leadership development, physical well-being and financial stability, mentorship opportunities, recreational activities and retreats that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives despite their disability. . .

Read the complete story here.

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Bike Valet at the Fremont Festival of the Arts

Fremont Bike Valet

On the first weekend in August  (August 1-2), Supervisor Haggerty’s office co-sponsored and staffed a successful bike valet with the Bay Area Quality Management District, Fremont Chamber of Commerce and Bike East Bay at the Fremont Festival of the Arts. The bike valet provided an easy, hassle-free service to the Festival’s 300,000 visitors. Despite the change of location from last year, the Haggerty team checked in over 150 bikes, skateboards and scooters – a monumental growth from prior years and a big hit amongst festival goers!

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Oakland Office:
1221 Oak Street, Suite 536 Oakland, CA  94612 

(510) 272-6691

Pleasanton District Office:
4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA  94566

(925) 551-6995


Shawn Wilson
Chief of Staff 

Dawn Argula
Chief of Staff, Operations 

Josh Thurman
Deputy Chief of Staff 

Lee Ann Fergerson
Supervisor's Assistant,
Office Manager 

Joe Gordon

Vener Bates
Supervisor's Assistant 

Leah Doyle-Stevens
Outreach Coordinator 

Marianne Payne
Transportation Specialist


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To learn more about what is going on in District 1 and the County, check out the latest "Conversations with Scott Haggerty" on Tri-Valley TV-30.


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In This Issue:

Using public transit?  
Click here for the 511 Trip Planner. 


Livermore Rodeo

Livermore Rodeo


Fallon Sports Park

Fallon Sports Park, Dubin


Fremont Hills

Fremont Hills


Heritage Park

Heritage Park, Dublin


Lake Elizabeth

Lake Elizabeth, Fremont


Livermore Wine Country

Livermore Valley Wine Country


Dublin Shopping

Dublin Shopping


Ravenswood Historical Site, Livermore

Ravenswood Historical Site, Livermore


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The Supervisor's Boards and Commissions:


Altamont Rail Express Joint Powers Authority (ACE)


Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC)


Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)


Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)


California State Association of Counties (CSAC)


East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (EBRCSA)


East Bay Regional Park District(EBRPD)


Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)


Livermore-Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA)


Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)


National Association of Counties (NACo)


Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Authority (JPA)


BOS Transportation and Planning


Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC)



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Public Openings on

County Boards and Commissions:


Supervisor Haggerty is currently accepting applications from residents in the First Supervisorial District who are interested in serving on a countywide board or commission. 

The First District includes the cities of Dublin, Fremont, Livermore and unincorporated areas of East County. 

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Alameda County Commission on Aging: 1 vacancy

The Commission provides guidance to policymakers on senior issues and programming and advises in the allocation of funds for the Area Agency on Aging.

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 9:30am, 6955 Foothill Blvd., Suite 300, Oakland


Housing and Community Development Advisory: 1 vacancy

The Advisory defines needs relating to funding projects of Federal Housing Community Development Act.

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of odd months at 7:00pm, 224 West Winton #108, Hayward


East County Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA): 2 vacancies

The board’s purpose is to hear and have jurisdiction over all Variances and Conditional Use Permits for which the Planning Commission is not the decisions making authority.

Qualification: Each member shall reside in the jurisdictional area of the board and at least two members shall have some agricultural background.

Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month, various locations

Consumer Affairs Commission: 1 vacancy

The role of the commission is to promote and protect the best interests of consumer public, to encourage the highest standards in the business community and to develop a high level of consumer awareness.

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00pm, Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St. Suite 536, Oakland




Closing Date: Open until filled



Please send resume and a cover letter to:

Office of Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty,

Pleasanton District Office

4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Or send via email to vener.bates@acgov.org or fax to 925-484-2809

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Mark your calendar for these exciting upcoming District 1 events:


Cinema at Wente Vineyards: Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long 8/7/15, 8:00 PM

Fremont Street Eats
8/14/15, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Family Campout in Dublin
9/12/15 – 9/13/15, 3:00 PM – 10:00 AM

Splatter Food, Wine and Art Festival
9/19/15, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Free Summer Movies in Dublin
8/21/15, 7:00 PM

Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri at Wente Vineyards

8/26/15, 7:00 PM 

Successful Business Plans
9/21/15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Harvest Fair
10/17/15, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Access to Capital for Small Businesses
10/21/15, 9:00 – 12:00 PM

7th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival
10/24/15, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 


Click here for complete District 1 events calendar!

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Air Quality Impact Award – Deadline extended!  Accepting nominations until August 15.  Nominate yourself, a company, organization or anyone else you know that’s doing something good to avoid polluting the air in the Tri-Valley.  It’s easy to enter! 

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