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Alameda County Supervisor 

Scott Haggerty, District 1


Serving Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and Unincorporated East County

DECEMBER 2012    VOLUME 11     ISSUE 10


A Message From the Supervisor

At this joyous time of year, my staff and I are grateful to work with you and on your behalf.  It has been an honor and a valuable experience for all of us.  We hope you, your coworkers, family, and friends have a lovely holiday season filled with joy and meaning.
We wish you prosperity, happiness, and peace in a new year filled with hope.  Happy holidays!
As always, my staff and I are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any County related issue or concern.

                                                ~Scott Haggerty 

Heritage House Decorated

Holiday Open House

Please join Supervisor Haggerty for his Holiday Open House on December 18, 2012.  The event will be held at his district office at the Heritage House, located on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

This will be an informal social event complete with light refreshments.

This open house event will also serve as a great time to drop off a toy or canned food item for donation to local charities, Open Heart Kitchen and Abode Homeless Services.

The historic Heritage House (pictured above) is adorned with lights and décor courtesy of Jim and Brandy Theofanopoulos of The Screen Machine in Livermore.

Transportation News/Updates

Thanks to early planning efforts and effective use of funding sources, Summer/Fall 2012 is shaping up to be an especially productive time for progress on transportation projects in Alameda County.  Four major projects got underway or were completed during October improving highways, transit, and bike and pedestrian access.

I-80 Ribbon Cutting

I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM)

On October 19, Supervisor Haggerty was joined by other officials from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for a ceremony officially kicking off the start of the I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM) project.  The I-80 ICM, one of the first of its kind in Northern California, will improve traffic flow on a 19.5-mile stretch of I-80 between the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Carquinez Bridge, including the approach segment to the Bay Bridge, the most chronically congested roadway in the entire 9-county Bay Area region.  I-80 ICM incorporates intelligent transportation strategies (ITS) computer and communication technology applications to the roadway and includes ramp meters, real-time traffic and transit information and adjustable or “variable” speed signs.  Project completion expected mid-2015.  For more on this project visit here. 

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County Roadway Resurfacing Projects

The Alameda County Public Works Agency has its pavement resurfacing projects underway in District 1.  Resurfacing of Grant Line and Byron Bethany Roads is wrapping up.   Work on Mountain House, Greenville (Tesla to 500’ north of Marathon Drive) and Tesla (just east of Concannon to Cross Road) Roads will wait until March 2013, depending on weather, and is expected to be completed early summer.  For more information on these projects contact Art Carrera at 510-670-5581 or email


Alamo Canal Trail

Alamo Canal Trail/I-580 Undercrossing Trail

On October 27, Supervisor Haggerty joined officials from the cities of Dublin and Pleasanton, the East Bay Regional Park District, and state and federal representatives to celebrate the completion of a trail segment under I-580 and the BART tracks.  This segment connects the Alamo Canal Trail in Dublin with the Centennial Trail in Pleasanton, creating a continuous Class 1 multi-use path.  The Alamo Canal Trail connects to the Iron Horse Regional Trail and the new 700-foot segment will create a 22-mile continuous paved regional trail between Pleasanton and Concord in Contra Costa County.  Closing this gap allows bicyclists and pedestrians a more pleasant and safe alternative to travel through this corridor.  Visit here for more on this project.   

Bart Lake Elizabeth Tunnel

BART to Warm Springs (Fremont) Subway Tunnel

On October 26, Supervisor Haggerty joined officials from BART, the City of Fremont, Santa Clara County and others to celebrate the completion of a subway tunnel through Central Park and Lake Elizabeth, a key segment of the 5.4 mile BART extension from the Fremont station to a future station at Warm Springs in South Fremont.  The BART to Warm Springs Extension project started in 2009 and is expected to be completed and in service by 2016.  The 1-mile subway tunnel segment was completed on schedule and under budget.  The Line, Track, System and Station (LTSS) work has been underway since 2011 and in September another groundbreaking ceremony took place at I-880 and Mission Blvd in Fremont for a project that included a new rail bridge for BART extending further into Santa Clara County.  For more on this project visit here.


ACE Station

Pleasanton ACE Station/Fairgrounds Bus Stop

On October 29, Supervisor Haggerty was joined by officials from the City of Pleasanton, Alameda County Public Works, the Alameda County Fair Association, Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) to celebrate the completion of improvements at the ACE station and the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  This ACE station is one of the busiest in all of the ACE system for both on- and off-boardings during the morning and evening commute.  The Fair hosts nearly 500,000 visitors each year for the annual fair, as well as for year-round events.  The project allows for regular bus service and included construction of a new bus turnout and turnaround facility on Pleasanton Avenue, in front of the station and the fairgrounds.  The project also includes LED street lights, a resurfaced parking lot, and an improved pedestrian crosswalk with in-road lights, flashing beacons and improved access for the disabled.


Paragon Grand Opening

Paragon Outlets Grand Opening

The long anticipated grand opening ceremony for the Paragon Outlets center in Livermore took place on November 8th with festivities and sales lasting through the weekend.  The 130-store outdoor mall has created 2,000 permanent jobs for the area, in addition to hundreds of seasonal positions. The $150 million, 543,000-square-foot center is the first outlet mall to open in California in 11 years and one of only five opening in the United States this year. 

Fourteen months after breaking ground on the project, The Paragon Outlets center is yet another gem further enhancing the beautiful Tri-Valley wine region as a destination location for visitors.  And, with its one percent share of sales tax revenue, the City of Livermore should yield an income of about $2 million annually.  During the Grand Opening weekend alone, the outlets attracted 350,000 people and shattered sales records.  Just incredible! 

Supervisor Haggerty extends his congratulations to: Paragon Outlet Partners, Robert Brvenik and Nicholas King, General Manager Michael Liberatore, Livermore Mayor Marchand and former Mayor Kamena on the grand opening of the Livermore Paragon Outlet Mall.

ROP Nursing Program

Supervisor Scott Haggerty Keeps Tri-Valley ROP Nursing Careers Program Afloat

In these tough economic times, Supervisor Haggerty was able to secure $36,000 in County funds to allow the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) to continue providing medical occupational courses to Tri-Valley high school students. 

“The Nursing Program introduces students to the expanding healthcare field while giving them the skills and confidence to work in a hospital and clinic setting. . .The healthcare industry continues to grow in the Bay Area and it’s important that we give young people an opportunity to be exposed to different career paths”, said Supervisor Scott Haggerty. 

The Tri-Valley ROP Nursing Careers Program is an introduction to the field of nursing. Studies include an understanding of the systems of the body with associated medical terminology and diseases, basic patient care, taking vital signs, charting, medical ethics as well as understanding patient privacy laws. Students learn about the various nursing specialties while studying the care of patients and the role nurses provide in a variety of healthcare settings. 

“The Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program commends Supervisor Haggerty’s efforts to ensure that the students of the Tri-Valley are able to have exposure to nursing careers.  The Nursing Program provides students the opportunity to build partnerships within the healthcare community and establishes the possibility of future employment after their post-secondary education to make the Tri-Valley their home”, said Julie Duncan, Director of Tri-Valley ROP.

Dougherty Elementary W&R2S

Incredible Turn-out on Walk and Roll to School Day

Supervisor Haggerty teamed up with Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program to congratulate Aimee Moyal’s 2nd grade class on October 29, 2012  for achieving 100% participation on Walk and Roll to School Day, the best participation of any class at Dougherty Elementary School in Dublin. The Supervisor extends his sincere congratulations to Ms. Moyal and her class for 100% participation!

Among teachers and students, Dougherty Elementary pulled out 83.4% participation on Walk and Roll to School Day last month.  Great work!

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The Great Race for Clean Air 2012 Winners 

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) announced the winners for the 2012 Great Race for Clean Air competition.  Employers from throughout the Bay Area signed up to encourage employees to use alternative methods to solo driving to commute to work with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions produced by motor vehicles.  Originally developed by the Tri-Valley Spare the Air Team, this is the third year for this annual Bay Area-wide commuting competition.  This year, 1,234 employees from 93 organizations tracked their daily commute information on-line via a tool developed by  It is estimated that 674 tons of CO2 was saved by employees who used an alternative commute mode during September and October. The top three in each winning category include – Highest Overall CO2 savings (top 3); Most “Clean Days” per Participant; and Highest Company Participation at small and mid-size organizations.  Winners include 3 organizations in Alameda County – Mergertech of Emeryville for “Most Clean” Days per Participant; Hacienda Owners Association of Pleasanton and Trinity Consultants of Alameda were tied for Highest Participation in the Small Organization category.  The highly coveted glass trophy will be presented to these 3 winners at an upcoming Board of Supervisors meeting in January.   


veterans day parade

Tri-Valley Verterans Day Parade

Supervisor Haggerty had the privilage of being a part of the Tri-Valley Veterans parade hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 and American Legion Post 23 on November 4th . An estimated 5,000 people attended the parade, which featured Veteran color guards, marching bands, military vehicles, Gold Star Families, Alameda County Sheriff’s  posse, elected officials from throughout the Tri-Valley, and many more.

At the close of the parade,  a special tribute was paid to Tri-Valley Gold Star Moms during a ceremony at the Pleasasnton Veterans Building.   


AC Safe Routes to School

2013 Carpool to School Day

Attention Parents of students in grades K-12—Look out for the upcoming Carpool to School Day on February 6, 2013!

Organized by the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program with sponsors from the Spare the Air Teams, Carpool to School Day encourages families to save gas and time, make friends, and reduce air pollution.  Carpooling to school decreases traffic congestion around your student’s school and promotes safer school arrival and pick-up times.  To help establish a list of interested families at each school, and for more information, visit here.  Registration is currently underway! 

Carpooling students from participating schools will be entered into a raffle to win the “ultimate carpool,” a private limousine ride for 10 passengers to school.  Look for more information to come home with your student in January.  

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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
Supervisor's Assistant


 Contact us


  • A Message from the Supervisor
  • Transportation Updates
  • I-80 Corridor Project
  • County Resurfacing Projects
  • Alamo Canal Trail
  • 2013 Carpool to School Day
  • BART, Lake Elizabeth Tunnel Completion
  • ACE Station Bus Stop
  • Paragon Outlets
  • Tri-Valley ROP Nursing
  • Walk & Roll to School Day

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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)


Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD)


East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS)


East Bay Regional Park District County Liaison (EBRPD)


Local Agency Formation Agency (LAFCO)


Livermore-Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA)


Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)


National Association of Counties (NACo)


Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Authority (JPA)


Transportation and Planning


Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC)


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District 1 County Boards/Commissions Openings

The Supervisor 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.


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: 9:3O a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, 6955 Foothill Blvd, Suite 300, Oakland 94605


Park, Recreation and Historical Commission: 1 vacancy
The Commission advises the Board of Supervisors relating to beaches, parks, recreation and historical activities.

Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month, 3:30pm, Dunsmuir Hellman Historical Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland. CA 94612


Mental Health Advisory Board: 1 vacancy
Performs advisory functions on matters relating to mental health in Alameda County.

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, Every Child Counts Conference Room, 1100 San Leandro Blvd., Suite 130, San Leandro, CA 94578


Public Health Commission: 1 vacancy
The Commission serves as advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and Health Care Services Agency in the areas of public health, primary care, criminal justice medical services. 

Meetings: 6:00p.m, 2nd Thursday of each month at 15400 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro 94578


Commission on the Status of Women: 1 vacancy
The Commission represents the women of Alameda County in an effort to target specific issues affecting women. The goal is to maximize social equality and parity for women of all ages.

Meetings: 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m, 2nd Wednesday of each month 24100 Amador Street, 6th Floor, Hayward 94544


Closing Dates: Open until filled


Please send resume and cover letter to one of the following:

District 1 Pleasanton Office
4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566

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Or, fax to 925-484-2809