Pleasanton council swears in new members, awards given



Outgoing Pleasanton council members Kenneth Hernandez, District 2, and Diana Prasifka, District 3, receive plaques of appreciation for six years of service to the city. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS PHOTOS

Outgoing Pleasanton council members Kenneth Hernandez, District 2, and Diana Prasifka, District 3, receive plaques of appreciation for six years of service to the city. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS PHOTOS

It was a joyful and very busy session when Pleasanton City Council members met on May 19 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Newly elected council members were sworn in, awards were presented to outgoing council members and to city employees for outstanding service.

Mayor Clinton J. Powell extended greetings and stated how much he appreciated everyone’s attendance.

Councilman JR Gallegos reported a very successful Cinco de Mayo event and thanked all the volunteers and city staff members for their hard work.

Outgoing council member Kenneth Hernandez, District 2, thanked the city staff, adding that he was going to miss everyone. He congratulated the newly elected members, stating it was a great council that had accomplished a lot.

Mayor Powell added his appreciation to Hernandez for attending the council meeting.

Honored

Plaques of Appreciation and Congressional Certificates of Recognition were presented to outgoing council members Diana K. Prasifka, District 3, and Hernandez for their six years of service to the city.

Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez presents Certificates of Appreciation to Jennifer Carrasco and JP3 Judge Orlando Carrasco in recognition of their contributions to the first Cinco De Mayo en El Camino celebration in Pleasanton. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez presents Certificates of Appreciation to Jennifer Carrasco and JP3 Judge Orlando Carrasco in recognition of their contributions to the first Cinco De Mayo en El Camino celebration in Pleasanton. CHRISTELLE TROELL | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Ceremony

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco administered the Oath of Office to newly elected council members, Joey Macon, District 2, and Jaime “JJ” Trevino, District 3. They replace Hernandez and Prasifka, whose terms were over. Incumbent Robert Leonhardt, District 1, was also sworn into office after winning the May 7 election.

A motion to select Leonhardt to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem was approved unanimously.

Meeting Dates

Council discussed meeting once a month instead of twice as they currently do after Proposition A on the May 7 ballot passed. Council unanimously approved the following meeting dates for the third Thursdays of the month for the remainder of 2022: June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sep. 15 and Oct. 20. However, to avoid holidays, council will meet Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

Citizens’ Comments

Council heard from Mr. Kendrick who lives on College Street across from council member Lillian Cashmer, District 5. Heavy rains cause flooding, he stated, and there is only one drain for the entire area which consists of almost nine acres. He requested that the city install another drain to help reduce flooding.

Before adjourning, the council approved minutes of the regular session of May 5 and approved an airport hangar space lease renewal between the City of Pleasanton and Garrett Ruple, at the request of City Manager Johnny Huizar.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *