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City Manager's Newsletter
Updates and news from the City of Livermore                            12/14/2012
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  In This Issue
 dot1.png  Message from Marc Roberts
 dot1.png  Measure W Passage
 dot1.png  1st Time Home Buyers
 dot1.png  Shop Local
 dot1.png  Amgen Tour of California


Happy Holidays! --  The holidays are a time of love, awe -- just watch a child's face around outdoor lights -- family and hope.  It can also be a season of sadness and melancholy for times and people of the past.  The City continues its recovery from the economic doldrums and emergence as a leaner, innovative organization.  Best Wishes for a wonderful, festive holiday season, and a healthy, prosperous 2013.  Marc


Measure W Passage -- Measures W and X on the November ballot asked Livermore voters about changing the election date in Livermore from odd to even years; the difference between the two measures was the process to accommodate term expirations for the City's present elected officers.  Measure W passed, and Measure X failed.  Consequently, the mayor and council member terms will be extended by one year, and the City will save approximately $250,000 per election cycle.  The next municipal election will be in 2014.  Questions?  Contact the City Clerk's Office at 960-4200.

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First Time Home Buyers -- The City is now accepting applications for Livermore's Affordable Homeownership Program.  Three, 3-bedroom homes are available for purchase to low-income, first-time homebuyers.  Applications, program guidelines, and information about the homes are available at /citygov/cd/hhs/housing/opps.asp.  Information may also be obtained at City Hall, 1052 S. Livermore Avenue.  Questions?  Call 960-4580 or email  Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.

shop local.jpg    Shop Local --Did you know that Baughman's Western Outfitters in downtown Livermore is the City's -- and Alameda County's -- longest continually operating business?  People have been purchasing western wear and more since 1881!  Baughman's success illustrates the impact of shopping local.  Retail variety is important to any community.  So this holiday season, remember the independent retailers too.  They also create local jobs, provide a unique character to Livermore, and encourage local prosperity.  Happy Shopping! 

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Amgen Tour of California -- Next May the City will host another stage start of the Amgen Tour of California professional bike race -- with a finish at Mt. Diablo.  "This race is the closest thing that you can get to the Tour de France experience in North America," said Mayor Marchand.  Meet the teams as they arrive and enjoy pre-race activities as well as the lifestyle festival.  Watch this newsletter and the City's website and Facebook pages for planning updates.  Hosting costs will be funded by sponsorships, and the City reaps economic benefits in many ways.  So, mark your calendars now for Saturday, May 18, 2013!

City of Livermore/City Manager
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