Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I come to you this week with sad news. We have lost another Pleasanton citizen to COVID-19. Our condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We received word in the past couple of weeks of a grant from the Governor’s office for some $15,800 to purchase portable showers. These showers will be located at our Fire Station on Airport Road and will be available to our firemen and/ or citizens in the event of any type of contamination from any emergency call. Some will be carried on our fire trucks and the other portable units will be stored. For example, in the event of a HAZMAT spill or any other situation in which decontamination is required, the portable units will be used. I remember portable shower units being used at Port SA in 2005, from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, for all those who were housed there from Louisiana. Our thanks to EMC Strategy Group, Janice and Ernie Gonzales, and our Pleasanton Emergency Management Coordinator, Philip Glass, for obtaining the grant.
Our COVID-19 active numbers in this city, as of this past Monday at 5 p.m., were zero. But, keep in mind, this number almost always changes day to day. I thank everyone for doing what you can to help prevent the spread of the virus. But we must persevere until we reach calm waters and continue to be smart in this battle. You’ve heard it now for several months and as my dad would always tell me, “You know the drill.” Until next week, best regards and good health.
TRAVIS HALL is the Mayor of Pleasanton. You may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.