Brian Dolan, Pleasanton's Community Development Director in charge of the planning department for the past seven years, has been promoted to assistant City Manager, succeeding Steve Bocian, who will retire on March 27.
City Manager Nelson Fialho, who announced the promotion, said Dolan, who joined the Pleasanton staff from Vallejo, where he was the director of development services, has led every recent major land-use planning effort in Pleasanton. This has included the completion of the city's General Plan Update, certified Housing Element Updates, growth management policies and Hacienda development guidelines.
Dolan also handled planning reviews of all major residential and commercial developments during the last seven years. These have included Staples Ranch, Pleasanton Gateway and the Workday and Clorox corporate campuses.
In his new role, Dolan will continue to be closely aligned with the activities of the Community Development Department, while also taking on management of the city's affordable housing program, refuse and recycling services, capital improvement program and City Clerk operations.
He will handle special projects, as well, such as the pending development of Bernal Park Phase II, Rotary Park, Staples Ranch planning and implementation, Alviso Adobe Strategic Plan, Lions Wayside/Delucchi Park Master Plan implementation and the new Civic Center/Library Master Planning process.
"Brian is the right person, at the right moment, to fulfill the basic and emerging needs of the city in partnership with the executive team and myself as we enter a period of organizational transition and economic recovery," Fialho said.
Bocian has been the Assistant City Manager since April 1988. Prior to that time, he worked with the cities of Arcadia and Hayward. He and his family have resided in Pleasanton since 1988.