Supervisor Scott Haggerty's Summer 2017 e-newsletter

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Alameda County Supervisor
Scott Haggerty, District 1


Serving Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and Unincorporated East County

SUMMER 2017  

A Message From the Supervisor

Greetings!  As the summer begins to wind down, I hope families are finding time to enjoy these longer days together.  I encourage residents to get out and take advantage of the many recreational amenities of their beautiful and bountiful Alameda County communities.  Please continue to exercise additional caution on our roadways.  As you’ve likely noticed, there is a great deal of activity going on— projects are underway, children are out and about playing, and more bicyclists and pedestrians are enjoying our rural roadways. 

While you’ve hopefully enjoyed a bit of down time this summer, your Alameda County Board of Supervisors has continued to work hard for you.  Learn about some of what we have been working on at the Board level, in addition to: the upcoming Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll, updates on transportation projects and legislation, youth leadership opportunities, and much more, in this end-of-summer edition of my newsletter.

It is my great privilege to serve you.  As always, please contact me regarding any County-related issues, or with comments or questions you may have.  You may reach me at 510-272-6691 or email me at district1@acgov.org. Visit District 1 on the web at www.acgov.org/board/district1/.

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

 Sincerely,

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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 June 27th, the Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 million for the Countywide Plan to provide public health services to older adults. The funds will go towards senior injury prevention, home delivered meals, medication management and other public health programs for older adults.

  • On August 1st, the Board of Supervisors approved $100,000 in Measure A funding for Sunol Glen School to provide a physical education teacher.

  • On August 1st, the Board of Supervisors approved $7,500 to support the City of Fremont’s Annual Four Seasons Health Expo.

  • On August 1st, the Board of Supervisors approved $10 million for additional homeless services that will address encampments, residential anti-displacement and other homeless programs countywide.
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2017 Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll

For the second time in three years, Alameda County in partnership with numerous other public agencies, will host the Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll.  The event gives pedestrians and bicyclists full access to the scenic roadway and raises public awareness about a proposal to build a new public trail through the Canyon.


WHO:  Hosts include Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggerty and Richard Valle, East Bay Regional Park District, California Department of Transportation and others examining proposed public trail through scenic, historic Niles Canyon

WHAT:  A 6.4-mile stretch of Niles Canyon Road will be closed to vehicle traffic between Old Canyon Road in Fremont and Main Street in Sunol for seven hours on Saturday, September 30, to allow hikers, runners and bicyclists full access to the road without automobile traffic.  Staff from Alameda County and the East Bay Regional Park District will also be on hand with visual displays and other information to help the public understand a proposal to build a recreational trail through the Canyon.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7 am - 2 pm

WHERE:  Niles Canyon Road between Old Canyon Road, Fremont and Main Street, Sunol

PARKING:       

  • Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont
  • Sunol Glen Elementary School, 11601 Main St, Sunol 
  • SFPUC Parking Lot, 1600 Pleasanton Sunol Road, Sunol

Participants are encouraged to use public transportation.  Free shuttle service will be provided to and from the Fremont BART station during event hours.


Visit the event website, www.84strollroll.com to learn more about the Niles Canyon Multi-Use Trail proposal and the September 30 roadway closure.

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MTC: Plan Bay Area 2040

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), in April of this year.  After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is an updated long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  This document discusses how the Bay Area will grow over the next two decades and identifies transportation and land-use strategies to enable a more sustainable, equitable and economically vibrant future. 

The effort grew out of the California Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (California Senate Bill 375, Steinberg), which requires each of the state's 18 metropolitan areas – including the Bay Area – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks. Plan Bay Area 2040 is a limited and focused update of the region's previous integrated transportation and land use plan, Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013.

MTC and ABAG scheduled open houses in each of the nine Bay Area counties for comment on the draft Plan Bay Area 2040.  Supervisor Haggerty and staff attended the open house in Fremont on May 4th, where residents were able to view displays, ask questions, and offer comments on these documents.

Questions? Visit www.PlanBayArea.org, email info@PlanBayArea.org, or call 415-778-6757.

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SB 1

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The California Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 raising gas taxes and vehicle fees in hopes of generating tens of billions of dollars to fix the state's roads.

The tax increases will take effect November 1 and new vehicle registration fees will begin Jan. 1, 2018. Fees on zero-emission vehicles will take effect July 1, 2020, according to the text of the bill.

What does this bill really mean?

In essence, Senate Bill 1 will raise $52.4 billion over the next ten years, roughly 5.2 billion/year.  The majority, $3 billion per year, is to be split evenly between state and local governments for highway and road maintenance.

Revenue breakdown:

  • 12 cent increase in gas tax (November 2017);
  • 20 cent increase in diesel excise tax (November 2017);
  • 4% increase diesel sales tax Value-based car registration fee increase, $25-175 depending upon car value (January 2018);
  • Price-based excise tax on gas would also be reset to 17.3 cents (July 2019); and
  • Zero-emission vehicle registration fee increase, $100 (2020) 

Alameda County, as a whole, should receive an estimated increase of $49 million in local road funding for FY 2018-2019.  Of that amount, District 1 (Dublin, Fremont, and Livermore) would receive an estimated increase of $6.9 million.

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is expected to receive a net increase in State Transit Assistance (STA) formula funds of approximately $110,000, a nearly 50% increase over FY 2017 baseline, and nearly $70,000 in new STA Capital funding.  The STA funding may be used for capital or operating purposes. 

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2017 Alameda County Safe Kids Day

On June 10, 2017, Supervisor Scott Haggerty joined forces with Safe Kids Alameda County to host Alameda County Safe Kids Day, a free booster seat and bicycle helmet distribution event.  The event provided 500 booster seats, 500 bicycle helmets and 1,300 lunches to children and families across Alameda County.  The day celebrated kids and provided information and resources to families, better equipping them to take action in protecting their children on the roadway, at home, and while at play.

The event was made possible through the generous support financial contributions from AAA of Northern California, Dublin & Fremont Chevrolet, Alameda County Emergency Medical Services, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Sutter Health Eden Medical Center, AEG Oakland and Bayco Vending.

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Youth Leadership Academy

Youth Leadership Academy

Alameda County Taking Applications for Youth Leadership Academy:  High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to Apply

Alameda County is accepting applications for its 2017 Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), a free educational program for local 11th and 12th grade students interested in learning about local government, developing leadership skills and networking with peers from throughout the County.

Youth from high schools across Alameda County will participate in five Saturday morning sessions this fall from September – December 2017. Sessions will allow young leaders to learn about County programs, engage with County staff and elected officials, and build leadership skills to help solve community problems.

Click here for more information, and/or to apply for the 2017 Youth Leadership Academy.

The application period is from August 30, 2017 to September 15, 2017.

To be eligible, applicants must live in Alameda County and be a junior or senior at a school within the County.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with consideration given to geographic location to ensure representation of students from throughout Alameda County. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Hayley Laity or Esther Concepcion at (510) 272-6984.

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BART to Livermore Draft EIR

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BART to Livermore Draft Environmental Impact Report Available for Public Review

BART has issued a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed BART to Livermore Extension Project, and is now accepting public comments. Comments will be accepted beginning July 31. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 pm, October 16, 2017. 

The proposed project, being developed in partnership with the City of Livermore, consists of a 5.5 mile BART extension along I-580 to a new station near the Isabel Avenue/I-580 interchange. The project also includes new and modified bus services linking BART to Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) stations and activity centers in Livermore. The DEIR evaluates several alternatives, including a No Project alternative, a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) alternative, an Express Bus/Bus Rapid Transit alternative, and an Enhanced Bus alternative. Both the proposed project and DMU alternative include storage and maintenance facilities for effective operations.

To submit comments or add your name to our mailing list, email barttolivermore@bart.gov or write to:

Livermore Extension Project

300 Lakeside Dr., 21st Fl.,

Oakland, CA 94612

You may also submit comments and stay up-to-date via the website at www.bart.gov/livermore.

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AC Transit Fare Increase

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For the first time in six years, AC Transit has increased the cost of its bus fares and passes.  Implementing the fare change now will help the District cover rising inflationary costs and remain fiscally sustainable.

What Did Not Change

The cost of a Day Pass will not change.  The pass gives riders unlimited rides in a day for a flat $5 fare.  The cost for youth, seniors and people with disabilities will stay at $2.50.

What Changes Have Been Made

·         All Local and Transbay Cash Fares

·         All Clipper Local and Transbay Fares

·         All 31-Day and Monthly Passes


Detailed information about the July 1 fare change is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog at www.actransit.org/rider-info/fares-tickets-passes.  AC Transit Customer Service can also provide additional assistance in multiple languages at (510) 891-4777.

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ACEForward Draft Environmental Report

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Altamont Commuter Express staff and consultants completed the ACEforward Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) – a significant step forward in advancing expanded service and connections to better serve our burgeoning inter-regional travel markets. Coordination and outreach efforts extended to the Alameda San Joaquin Regional Rail Working Group throughout the development of this DEIR.

The Alameda - San Joaquin Regional Rail Working Group was created in October 2015 to ensure that regional rail planning leads to project implementation that is expedient, cost-effective, and responsive to community goals and objectives. A primary goal of the Working Group is to deliver an interregional rail connection between the San Joaquin Valley and BART in the Tri-Valley. In addition, many of the Working Group member agencies have adopted resolutions in support of this primary goal and include:  Alameda and San Joaquin County; the Cities of Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Tracy; LAVTA and ACE; and Tri-Valley Innovation, the East Bay Leadership and the San Joaquin Partnership.

The DEIR considers a range of alternatives including extending BART to meet ACE and extending ACE to meet BART at the proposed Isabel Avenue BART Station as well as the existing Dublin/Pleasanton Station in the Tri-Valley. The DEIR does not, however, include an EMU/EMU option that would extend through the Altamont Pass primarily along Alameda County-owned railroad rights-of-way from the City of Tracy to the terminus of BART in the Tri-Valley – the location to be determined soon with the completion of the BART to Livermore environmental analysis. This option is currently under consideration by the Alameda – San Joaquin Regional Rail Working Group and will be examined further in conjunction with the DEIR for the BART to Livermore Extension Project that is currently in public review. 

The Bay Area Council Northern California Megaregion Report (2016) identifies this interregional connection as critical to the burgeoning economies of both the Bay Area and San Joaquin County.  It is also identified in the MTC Bay Area Regional Rail Plan (2007) as a much needed missing rail link to BART in the Tri-Valley. This vital rail connection provides a highly-cost effective way to close a significant passenger rail gap but in addition, it will improve the overall mobility in this key freight movement corridor between the San Joaquin Valley and the Port of Oakland.

Supervisor Haggerty looks forward to working with the ACEforward team to further advance this important project. 

The original Notice of Availability, which provides a description of the project and a summary of its environmental impacts, is available on the ACEforward website: www.aceforward.com.  A more detailed description of the project and its environmental impacts is provided in the DEIR.

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1221 Oak Street, Suite 536 Oakland, CA  94612 

(510) 272-6691


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4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA  94566

(925) 551-6995

 

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Chief of Staff 

Josh Thurman
Deputy Chief of Staff

Vener Bates
Supervisor's Assistant

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Transportation Specialist

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Supervisor's Assistant

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In This Issue:

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:

San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC)


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)

 

East Bay Community Choice Energy

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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. 

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

 

Mental Health Advisory Commission:  2 vacancies

The commission performs advisory functions in matters relating to mental health.

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00pm, Every Child Counts Conference Room, 1100 San Leandro Boulevard, Suite 130, San Leandro

 

Consumer Affairs Commission: 3 vacancies

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

 

Alameda County Public Health Commission: 2 vacancies

The role of the commission is to review and assess emerging health needs: initiate and improve health and disease prevention programs and policies; make recommendations regarding opportunities for building community capacity as related to public health priorities; and advocate for adequate resources and increased County action to improve community health.

Meetings: Commission meetings are held bi-monthly for a total of 6 monthly meetings per calendar year.

 

Tree Advisory Board: 1 vacancy

The role of the Board is to serve as an advisory body to the Alameda County Public Works Agency Director, assist the Director in making policy decisions related to this Ordinance, and serve as an appeals and hearings Board as provided in this Chapter.

Meetings: Quarterly, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3:00pm-5:00pm, 951 Turner Court, Room 230, Hayward

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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