Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I have now entered my seventh year as service to this city. My first year, I served on the Pleasanton Charter Review Board … three years as Councilman, District 6 … and now have completed two years as Mayor with my term to end in May 2021. City elections will be held at that time. I still have a lot I want to do to make this city better, but have really been slowed down with the pandemic. And knowing this city will have a shortfall in income due to COVID-19, most of what I wanted to achieve will now be taken off the table. It is disappointing, but something we need to do.
Many of the current projects were funded before the virus started and continue today. Special lighting has been ordered for our Main Street arches and one set has been delivered and the other is still waiting to be shipped. The new windmill building is being constructed on the Longhorn Museum property that will house antique windmills donated to us by Jim Collums. We are finishing up the small pavilions in the park and continuing to pave some parking lots as we await a reopening date. A July 4 celebration is in the works. Merry on Main is being planned for December. It is unfortunate, though, that Cowboy Homecoming has been cancelled for this year. Let’s continue to be smart and help curb the spread of this virus so we don’t have to cancel any more events. Until next week … best regards and good health.
TRAVIS HALL is the Mayor of Pleasanton. You may E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.