Video: Citizens Start Setting Goals For Eden Township

Community leaders from Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland and Cherryland met with Supervisor Nate Miley to discuss improvements to local government, economy, services.


Don't just complain about the problem. Become part of the solution.

That was theme of a Wednesday night meeting hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

Dozens of community leaders from Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland and Cherryland attended.

Together these four unincorporated areas comprise the Eden Township.

The meeting kicked off a planning process known as the Eden Area Livability Initiative. It will help these unincorporated areas get more attention from county agencies.

Anyone can get involved.

The video will show you some of the folks who attended.

You can learn more about the process and how to get involved in this Patch story.

What are your top three suggestions to improve your community? Spell them out in a comment below.

Anneke9 February 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Wow, I would've liked to attend. Is there a mailing list that we can get added to so that we're aware of upcoming events?
Cynthia February 01, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Absolutely agree with the theme and view these steps as promising. However; there still seems to be a challenge in scheduling - the first notice I had of the steering committee meeting was in the Forum that was delivered the morning it was taking place. I happened to see mine at the start of the day but for most citizens they would have seen it at the end of their workday - not much time to alter schedules in order to attend. Would have been great to have gotten more lead time (Patch, did I miss it in your e-mail blasts or were you not informed?). I see from the last MAC meeting on land use that the next meeting is Feb 11th - but it's not up on the calendar yet and no agenda associated with it - I do see the meetings for the 5th on the calendar with an agenda but so far MAC doesn't seem to be meeting it's stated goal of improving visibility this year.
Bob Swanson February 02, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Hi Cynthia, MAC agendas have to be posted a minimum of 72 hours before a meeting. There are 2 different kinds of MAC meetings. The Planning Department facilitates the MAC meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The County Administrators Office conducts the General Purpose MAC meeting on the third Monday of each month. The 2 planning MAC meetings are generally posted 10 days in advance and addendums may be posted within 72 hours of the meeting. The General Purpose MAC agendas are posted when complete or 72 hours before the meeting. The General Purpose MAC meeting was posted today. Note, there are 2 MAC agendas posted both are meeting on TUESDAY: COMMERCIAL BROKERS’ DISCUSSION, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Castro Valley Library, Chabot Room GENERAL PURPOSE MEETING, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:00 p.m., 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley http://www.acgov.org/cda/planning/calendar.htm Bob Swanson Supervisor Nate Miley's Office
Bob Swanson February 02, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Hi Anneke9, Click the link below to email Eileen Ng and ask her to put you on the email notification list: http://www.acgov.org/form_app/feedback/feedback.jsp?id=BOSd4eali2 Bob Swanson Supervisor Nate Miley’s Office


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