A video of the public forum sponsored by the BACPAC can be viewed here. Special thank you to Roberta Gonzales Productions for producing the video of the forum.
The Pleasanton Chamber’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for Pleasanton City Council in this November’s election.
Decisions were based on interviews with all candidates and a recent public forum sponsored by the BACPAC in which candidates addressed priorities and answered questions rooted in Pleasanton 2020: A Community Vision, the Chamber’s local public policy platform with goals for the economy, jobs, education, infrastructure, public safety, health, housing, arts, leadership, culture and recreation.
Incumbent Kathy Narum and challenger Joe Streng bring a combination of experiences, are most closely aligned with Chamber goals articulated in Pleasanton 2020: A Community Vision, and in our view are best qualified to help Pleasanton remain the Bay Area’s best place to live, work and raise a family.
Kathy Narum consistently does her homework and thoughtfully arrives at conclusions she believes are in the best interests of the entire community, even when that may mean taking an unpopular stance from time to time. In our book, that’s true leadership. Her 23-year track record of civic engagement and community service are second to none, and she deserves re-election.
Joe Streng brings an infectiously positive energy to all that he does, and after nearly nine years on the Parks Commission, he’s passionate about making a difference as a Council member. Streng is keenly aware of the importance of maintaining a strong local economy in order to sustain the very highest of public services and amenities synonymous with quality of life in Pleasanton. His energy, creativity and common sense will be a great asset in our community’s quest for a new library and civic center.
We also support and look forward to working with Mayor Jerry Thorne as he serves his final term of office and thank all the candidates for their willingness and commitment to serve our community.
Contact – John Sensiba, BACPAC Chair
Contact – Steve Van Dorn, President/CEO Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Phone – 925/846.5858 ext. 204
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