CBG maintains a great deal of historical documentation. Our current staff have no direct experience with any of these issues prior to the mid 1990s. We will be providing a few things that we found interesting, and look forward to your comments to to fill in the knowledge gaps.
Following is an interesting general plan review document from 1964. The city only had about 6,000 people and was preparing for its most dramatic growth boom ever. One noteworthy feature is the proposed BART station on Valley avenue. It was intended to serve Pleasanton residents closer to downtown, and continue toward central Livermore. The entire BART line would be on existing railroad rights-of-way. Some time later, the decision was made to dispense with the idea. One should wonder if the BART line might have been completed if this more urban route had been pursued.
Founding President Curtis Altschul was commended by the Council for his work on Pleasanton’s Industrial Plan committee.