Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

CLINTON POWELL is the Mayor for the City of Pleasanton. You may reach him at

CLINTON POWELL is the Mayor for the City of Pleasanton. You may reach him at

Well, we’re getting close to the end of the calendar year and the city is tying up loose ends. Although we operate on a fiscal budget and not a calendar year budget, many of our vendors and other entities work on the calendar budget or a fiscal year that does not coincide with the city’s. Not that the workload is decreased, but bringing on new projects is difficult this time of year. Those who paid attention noticed that we have gone to a one meeting a month scenario October, November and December. Will do it again in January. This is not because we don’t have business to process; it is just a reduced schedule for new projects. An upcoming project is developer agreements for our park’s master plan. We’re also still working on the revitalization of the city’s Main Street property, the old elementary school.The idea is to have a business incubator, a beer garden and possible event center. The city is still moving forward to continue to make Pleasanton a destination for families and visitors.

It is with a heavy heart that I mention the passing of our superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann. I have had the privilege to work closely with Dr. Mann for many years. He was an outstanding individual and a huge asset not only to the Pleasanton Independent School District, but Pleasanton and the surrounding area. He will be missed. He had a great personality and a passion for Pleasanton. I would like for everybody reading this to note that the city flag will be flown at halfmast and the controllable lights at City Hall will shine green in memory of Dr. Mann. This took affect Nov. 20 and will remain in effect until Dec. 1.

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