October 24, 2017

The City staff is seeking more input from the community about changes to our Downtown and the property called the Civic Center (Library,  Council Chambers, Planning and Staff Offices).  You can provide input by doing the following:


Complete the following short survey and also forward it to your friends and neighbors to complete.   You are invited to rank 3 alternatives proposed for Downtown or make your own suggestions that may be different from the options provided by the survey in a separate comment section under "Contact Us".

Attend the November 1 Community Workshop:
The Downtown Specific Plan Task Force will be holding a Community Workshop on November 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the large room of the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, and invites your feedback on the future design of the downtown and the Civic Center site.  This will be your opportunity to speak or hear the comments from other community members.  
In addition you may send your thoughts to Shweta Bonn, Senior Planner,

Pleasanton Voters

Kelly Cousins, President
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary
Al Exner, Treasurer
Committee #1377399

We All Have A Stake in Pleasanton's Downtown!
Attend the Tuesday, January 23 Meeting
of the Downtown Plan Task Force

Email January 21, 2017

Future of Downtown Pleasanton:

What will our downtown look like going forward: housing, parking, retail, city offices, etc.? Come to Pleasanton's Downtown Specific Plan Task Force Meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.  The Task Forces' history and goals will be discussed as they start the planning process for the future look of the downtown core.  Community input is key to a successful plan, so come and participate.  See for more information


January 22, 2018

The City is advancing a concept plan that would situate up to 124 housing units plus retail, a hotel, and/or entertainment uses (which may require public funding) on the existing civic center site. The proposal suggests moving the entire civic center office complex, including the library, to the Bernal property.

Almost 20 years ago, Pleasanton residents collaborated by petition for the City to purchase the Bernal property. Since its purchase, the City has invested substantial resources toward a phased approach to developing the property, primarily for parkland.
The current concept plan would require Pleasanton resident input because:

  • New development on the Bernal property must be approved by Pleasanton voters first 

  • The current concept plan has a price tag of approximately $200 million. While the City would recoup a fraction of that sum through the sale of the existing site, the balance could require a bond that would be paid by Pleasanton citizens for years to come.

To see the meeting agenda go to:

If you are unable to attend please send your comments to:
Shweta Bonn, Senior Planner, Community Development Department and 

Pleasanton Voters

Kelly Cousins, President
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary
Al Exner, Treasurer
Committee #1377399


March 30, 2017

Subject:  Can We Improve Downtown Pleasanton?

Consider taking a short survey to give City leaders your thoughts on updating Pleasanton's downtown specific plan which is intended to guide the preservation and development of land within downtown Pleasanton.

Our historic and well-loved downtown is treasured by our residents.   In an effort to reinvigorate the downtown, City Leaders want to hear from you.  Please take a moment to provide feedback to your City Council by suggesting ideas to improve our downtown and preserve the best qualities of the hub of our City.

Here is a link to the survey and additional information about the planned area:     The survey should take about 10 minutes.

Respond soon, because the survey will end Tuesday, April 4th at midnight.

 For more information about the City's Downtown Specific Task Force, consider attending their next public meeting on April 25, 6:30 pm, City Council Chambers, 200 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

News from Pleasanton Voters



Downtown Specific Plan Update Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  -  6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers,  200 Old Bernal Avenue


     Working to:

  • Protect our Urban Growth Boundary
  • Preserve Ridgelines and Open spaces
  • Retain the best qualities of ourcity for future generations.