Q&A this Saturday in San Leandro with Rep. Barbara Lee
Representative Barbara Lee will be visiting San Leandro this Saturday and speaking at 10:30 a.m. at on Bancroft near Dutton. Please come and participate in the Q&A with Rep. Lee. Under redistricting, starting in January 2013, she will be San Leandro's representative in Congress.
New Plan for Transit Oriented Development next to San Leandro BART Station
On April 9, 2012, at a City Council work session, City staff along with project developers unveiled an updated proposal for the mixed use San Leandro Crossings Development Masterplan. A key component is OSIsoft will develop a technology campus on the site west of the San Leandro BART Station. This builds upon and extends the commercial district next to the San Leandro BART station, bringing hundreds of new high-paying jobs to San Leandro.
In a recent report from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, the authors make the case that there is a strong link between density and job growth. "In fact, we believe that locating jobs closer to transit — and closer to one another — will be key to the Bay Area’s long-term economic growth."
You can learn more about the Crossing development at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/cd/projects/crossings.asp
San Leandro Forum on Children and Teens Coming Soon
On Saturday morning, April 21, the City will join with the San Leandro Unified School District, the San Lorenzo Unified School District, and the San Leandro Education Foundation to co-sponsor a "Forum on Children and Teens" at the Main San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin, will be the keynote speaker.
Our schools, SLED and the City have been working to create a format where families, children and teens, educators and public officials can come together and discuss the issues facing the families and young people of our community. We are extremely honored that Superintendent Eastin will be our keynote speaker. She has a tremendous breadth of knowledge and experience regarding education in California.
With the theme of “Putting the Pieces Together to Build Strong Families,” topics at the forum will include youth wellness, teens and technology, parenting education, job training and mentoring resources, and more. Other speakers include myself; Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan; San Lorenzo Schools Director of Student Services, Dr. Ammar Saheli; Ms. Dale Gregory, MPH; and members of the San Leandro Police Department.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Childcare will be provided, but space is limited and each child must be registered in advance. To register for childcare, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 577-3351.