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  • Cannabis

    • Does the City of Livermore currently permit medical or recreational cannabis dispensaries, commercial cultivation, and/or manufacturing of cannabis product within City limits?

    • What is the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA)?

    • What is the current status of cannabis regulations in the City of Livermore?

    • What is the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64)?

    • When does the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) take effect?

    • Can the City control commercial cannabis operations in Livermore, in light of the passage of Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)?

    • What is the City Council’s direction regarding cannabis operations in the City of Livermore?

    • Is the City of Livermore considering fees on medical cannabis products to cover City costs?

    • Will people be able to smoke cannabis in public places in Livermore?

    • What is the status of Alameda County’s medical cannabis ordinance amendment?

    • How can I stay informed?

  • Downtown

    • Does the approved Downtown Plan provide adequate parking?*

    • How will the existing 63 space parking lot next to the Bankhead Theater be replaced?*

    • What is the overall traffic circulation plan like?*

    • How much open space does the plan provide?*

    • Will all of the plan’s open space areas be integrated in a comprehensive design?*

    • Can Stockmen’s Park be modified?*

    • Why was the east side chosen for the hotel location?*

    • How was the size of the meeting space in the hotel determined?*

    • What is the origin of the affordable housing obligation on the site?*

    • Does the approved plan meet the affordable housing obligations?*

    • How does the total of 130 approved housing units on the downtown site compare with prior expectations?*

    • How was the housing unit size and mix determined?*

    • How does the housing fit into the overall approved plan for the downtown site?*

    • How do I get on the list for the housing downtown?

    • Where would new retail be most successful?*

    • What happens if there is no funding for the cultural facilities shown on the approved plan?*

    • Where will the Senior Housing be on Pacific Avenue?

  • Homelessness

  • Permits & Licensing

    • I would like to install/replace a fence at my home. What do I need to do?

    • Who can obtain a building permit?

    • Do I need a permit for flat concrete work in my backyard?

    • Do I need a permit for a yard or garage sale?

    • Do I need a permit to replace my windows or my front door?

    • Who do I contact about abandoned or inoperable vehicles?

    • I would like to put up a shed, patio cover, or arbor. Do I need a permit?

    • Who do I call about the weeds all over a property?

  • Property (Owning & Renting)

    • Can I still submit an application if I don’t meet all of the program guidelines (i.e. FICO score, down payment, etc.) at the time the application is due?

    • What is the Inclusionary Housing Program?

    • Do I get to keep the equity in a Below Market-Rate (Inclusionary) home?

    • What is the Resale Restriction Agreement?

    • How long do I have to live in the Below Market-Rate Inclusionary home before I can sell it?

    • What is the minimum income needed to qualify for the Below Market-Rate (Inclusionary) Housing Program?

    • Can a friend or family member who is not a First Time Homebuyer (FTHB) purchase the home with me even if I am a FTHB?

    • How do you define household?

    • What is a FICO score?

    • How much are closing costs?

    • What is included in total household income?

    • Can I fax or email my application to the City?

  • Public Transportation

    • My neighbors always park in front of my house. Can the City paint red curb in front of my house to eliminate parking?

    • My streetlight is not functioning. Can the City fix it?

    • I have to wait a long time at a traffic signal, even when there is no one in the opposite direction. Can the City fix this?

    • I ride a motorcycle/bicycle and I have problems getting the traffic signals to change for me. Can the City help me?

    • Who do I call if I want to discuss how a traffic signal functions?

    • Can I have a stop sign installed, speed bump installed, "Slow Children at Play" sign installed, or have the speed limit lowered in my neighborhood to slow down traffic?

    • How do I get a copy of traffic counts or a speed survey?

    • Why doesn't the City paint the curb red in front of fire hydrants?

    • How do I go about getting a crossing guard in my neighborhood?

    • How do I get a crosswalk in my neighborhood?

    • Am I allowed to ride my bicycle against the flow of vehicular traffic?

    • Am I allowed to ride my bicycle on the sidewalk?

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