City Permit Center appointments
The city of Pleasanton's Permit Center, which has been operating primarily via online and phone service in order to adhere to county health guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is now offering limited in-person appointments for select services.
The Permit Center oversees applications related to building and safety standards, planning projects, business licenses, engineering and landscape architecture. To seek out an in-person appointment or to learn more, go to the Permit Center webpage at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov.
TV30 news shows
Tri-Valley Community Television is broadcasting the latest episode of the news interview program "Supervisor's Report," featuring host Catharine Baker (remotely) interviewing local Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley along with special guest Dr. Nicholas Moss, interim county health officer.
The show includes updates on the COVID-19 crisis and shelter-in-place order in Alameda County, including the recent surge of new cases, school reopenings, testing, contact tracing, and fact checks on face masks and social distancing.
"Supervisor's Report" is airing on TV30 and other TCTV stations, and can be streamed at tv30.org. The public access station also has new episode of "Mayor's Report," with Baker interviewing mayors Jerry Thorne, John Marchand and David Haubert about topics such as COVID-19, outdoor dining and policing policies.
Meeting time change
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District announced that its Board of Directors meetings will now be held at 2 p.m. via Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays of each month, instead of the typical 7 p.m. start time, due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
The meeting agenda and Zoom links will still be posted 72 hours in advance and can be found on the district website at www.LARPD.org. Past agendas can be accessed on the "Board Agenda Archive" page.
The Pleasanton Downtown Association alerted members this week to a national grant application, via the "HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program," which will award grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
The grants are being offered by Main Street America in partnership with The Hartford. The application window closes at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 22 or once 500 applications are submitted, whichever is sooner. To learn more, visit www.mainstreet.org.