The initial deadline for candidates to qualify for Tri-Valley ballots for the Nov. 8 general election expires this Friday -- although the timeframe is extended to next Wednesday (Aug. 17) in any race where an eligible incumbent chooses not to file for re-election.
Positions up for grabs this fall include two city council seats and the mayoral chair each for Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin, as well as positions on the Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore Valley and Sunol-Glen school districts.
Other elected bodies on the ballot include the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, East Bay Regional Park District and Dublin San Ramon Services District.
The candidacy deadline passes at 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12). If an incumbent does not file, the nomination period is extended five calendar days -- open only to non-incumbents. There is no extension period if the seat is currently vacant or opening up due to term limits.
Watch PleasantonWeekly.com over the next several days for coverage of the final candidate lists.
The Pleasanton Public Library's adult literacy program, Pleasanton Reads, is seeking volunteers to help adults improve their skills in reading, writing and conversing in English.
"Tutors work one-on-one with students, or lead small group conversation practice, citizenship test preparation or book clubs," city officials said. "The literacy program provides all books and materials as well as training and ongoing support."
The next tutor training session is set for 5-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the library on Old Bernal Avenue. Volunteers should be 18 years old or up, fluent in American English and familiar with American culture, and able to devote one to two hours per week for at least six months.
For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3vqnPXs or call 925-931-3405.
ACTC bond sale
The Alameda County Transportation Commission last month completed the sale of $124.03 million par value in Measure BB senior sales tax revenue bonds, resulting in $140.63 million of proceeds to advance projects funded by the 2014 Measure BB Transportation Expenditure Plan and pay bond issuance costs, according to the agency.
The sale allows the agency to go forward "more quickly, including multimodal projects, interchange modernization and improvements, goods movement roadway improvements and express lane gap closure projects."
"It is paramount at Alameda CTC that we deliver safe, sustainable and multimodal infrastructure, and create jobs and expand economic growth in the County of Alameda and the greater San Francisco Bay Area region," Executive Director Tess Lengyel said in a statement. "The sale of these bonds will assist in the expeditious delivery of projects to improve the quality of life for those traveling in Alameda County."