CC Times Blasts Pleasant Hill Mayor rotation fiasco

pleasant hill mayor rotation fiascoIn a refreshingly candid commentary, the Contra Costa Times editorial board blasted Pleasant Hill Councilmembers Michael Harris, Tim Flaherty and Ken Carlson for their move last month to bypass fellow Councilmember Jack Weir in the traditional Pleasant Hill Mayor rotation. Continue reading “CC Times Blasts Pleasant Hill Mayor rotation fiasco”

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Negative Outlook bond rating for Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District

Financial storm clouds remain on the horizon for the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District (PHRPD), established in 1951. Following review of the District’s finances, including June 30, 2012 financial statements, a February 8, 2013 report from Fitch Ratings affirmed an “A” rating and “negative rating outlook” for $20 million in District general obligation (GO) bonds approved by voters in 2009. Continue reading “Negative Outlook bond rating for Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District”

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Pleasant Hill Garbage: padding waste recycling rates is a hidden tax

The City of Pleasant Hill, in a rush to pass new waste recycling rates, has scheduled a public meeting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 1 to seek public input about its trash and recycling franchise agreement with Allied Waste Services. Pleasant Hill is interested in reaching agreement this year on a new contract to continue through July 1, 2025. A possible expansion of Allied’s services to include street sweeping and graffiti removal is also under discussion. But the current agreement has been in effect since December 15, 2003 and expires on three years from now on July 1, 2015. So what’s the rush? Continue reading “Pleasant Hill Garbage: padding waste recycling rates is a hidden tax”

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Pleasant Hill Gunning for Second Amendment Rights

second amendment, zoning ordinance, Legal Community Against Violence, LCAV, gun rights, pleasant hill caOver the past several months City of Pleasant Hill officials have been quietly planning to adopt new regulations to limit firearms and ammunition sales in the City. On Tuesday, April 26, 2011 the City’s Planning Commission is scheduled to take the first formal step to restrict firearms and ammunition sales, by amending its zoning ordinance to create a new land use category for such sales and requiring retailers to obtain a use permit. If the Commission adopts this amendment it will lay the foundation for additional regulation to restrict firearms and ammunition sales within City limits, which appears to be the intent of Mayor David Durant and Councilmember Michael Harris. Continue reading “Pleasant Hill Gunning for Second Amendment Rights”

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Medicare fraud expert to address Taxpayer group, Jan 29

Steven lack, an expert in Medicare fraud investigations will address the January 29 breakfast meeting of the Contra Costa Taxpayers.

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Dr. Steven Lack, an expert in Medicare fraud investigations, will address the January 29 breakfast meeting of the Contra Costa Taxpayers. The event begins at 7:30 (registration) and will run to 9:30. The event will be held at the HYATT SUMMERFIELD SUITES, 2622 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, just off 680 at the Monument exit, with plenty of parking.

Tickets are $20 REGISTER ONLINE.

Dr Steven Lack has investigated allegations of Medicare fraud for DHHS O.ffice of Inspector General . He was a Special Agent and a Supervisory Special Agent for 25 years. He was the case agent on the largest criminal and civil Medicare Fraud cases prosecuted in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, with monies recovered in the past 5 years exceeding $350 million.

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Hospice holiday grief classes

Hospice of the East Bay is offering a workshop for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, and find the holiday season to be a sad and stressful time of the year.

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The holiday season – that time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s – is a time to give thanks, to rejoice and spread good cheer. For many, however, the holidays can be a time of grief.

Hospice of the East Bay is offering a workshop for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, and find the holiday season to be a sad and stressful time of the year. It will be offered at Hospice’s administrative offices: 3470 Buskirk Avenue , Pleasant Hill and at 350 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood.

November 4, 2009; Pleasant Hill Wednesday, 7:00 – 900 p.m.

November 10, 2009; Brentwood Tuesday, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

“In our society, so much emphasis is placed on gifts and glitter that there is an enormous amount of heightened expectation, making it difficult for anyone to admit they hurt,” says Lee Ann Morgan, Manager of hospice’s Center for Grief and Loss. “Coping with the Holidays provides a forum for people to share concerns and ideas and learn helpful, positive ways to manage holiday grief.”

This workshop is offered for a fee and requires pre-registration. The fee is waived for those who cannot afford it. For further information, and/or to register, please call: (925) 887-5681.

Established in 1977, Hospice of the East Bay is a not-for-profit agency that helps people cope with life-threatening illnesses by providing medical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support for patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, or to make a donation of time or money, please contact (925) 887-5678, or visit www.hospiceeastbay.org.

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