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Mayor's Message

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John MarchandLivermore is a city of 84,852 residents. Located approximately fifty miles east of San Francisco, Livermore is home to two world-renowned national laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. Livermore's heritage includes some of the oldest vineyards in California, and a tradition of cattle ranching. Today, our city continues to expand its wine-making industry and celebrate its cowboy tradition with an annual rodeo.

Livermore's local and regional economy is strong and diverse. Our inclusion within the Northern aspect of the Silicon Valley and other major Northern California market and employment centers enables us to benefit from business development and expansion, while preserving the quality of life that originally brought people to Livermore. In addition, Livermore's award winning Downtown is a popular destination for dining and shopping in the East Bay.

Livermore has an urban growth boundary that protects open space. The South Livermore Plan has resulted in impressive contributions to acreage devoted to viticulture. The South Livermore Plan also allowed us to double the size of Sycamore Grove Park. With the passage of Measure L, a $150 million bond issue supporting an expansion of our public facilities, a new Civic Center Library and a new Community Center have been built. The remainder of the Measure L funds are used to upgrade and maintain the City's schools. These improvements enhance Livermore's reputation as a great place to raise a family!

Las Positas College is expanding to meet the needs of the Valley. In March 2004, voters approved Measure B, a capital improvement bond for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. As a result of Measure B, a significant renovation and expansion project is underway at the Las Positas campus. Recently, the community college has opened a new center for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary education building and an aquatics center and soccer field.

To stay up to date on what is happening in the Livermore community, check out the Annual Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce Mayor's State of the City Address and the State of the City Mayor's Town Hall presentation. You may also watch the Tri-Valley Community Television's Mayors Report.

The character and heritage of Livermore truly makes our community a special place to live and work!

John Marchand

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