Coming Up: Community Meeting to Discuss Pleasant Hill’s Gateway Project

July 31, 2014 16:00 pm · 14 comments

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A meeting to discuss the City of Pleasant Hill’s Gateway Project will take place next month.

The Gateway Project is a city initiative to enhance the main entryways into Pleasant Hill by designing and constructing new gateway markers and entry signs.

The first workshop meeting, held on June 12th, provided an opportunity for attendees to become familiar with the project and help guide the design. The discussion centered on what makes Pleasant Hill such a special place. Comments ranged from the strong sense of community to the incredible natural features that surround and characterize the neighborhoods.

The group also talked about cost being an important consideration for this project. Over the next two meetings, the discussion will focus on design, budget, and how the implementation can be phased.

John Gibbs, the design consultant on the project commented: “I was so impressed with the passion each community member brought to the project. We are well on our way to creating a well thought out plan for beautiful gateway markers.”


  • WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Residents, merchants, and students interested in defining community gateways.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th from 6:30pm-8pm
  • WHERE: City Hall Community Room

For more information, contact Kelly Calhoun at 925-671-5213.

Julio July 31, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Unless the city is more than flush with money I suggest this project is put away. Are the roads in pristine condition? Do you have enough police? Is their a homeless problem? YES. Are all children and seniors getting 3 squares a day? Are the aging sewer pipes fixed? Until all this is taken care of the Gateway Project can be put away.

Shelly July 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM


Anon. July 31, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I like this project. I think it is important. I understand what Julio is saying, but those things are constant things and I think the city is very responsible. This is probably a project that was panned for and they can now go ahead with.

mutts July 31, 2014 at 6:16 PM

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I don’t notice it most of the time. Low priority

Good Idea July 31, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Would love to see Concord do the same.

Jojo potato July 31, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Total waste of money.

Jojo potato July 31, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Whoops! That comment got on the wrong topic. Not sure how, sorry.

PH Dad July 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Sounds like another feel good project by the busy body do-gooders who make up 3/5ths of the city council. I agree with most of what Julio said, but the main introduction to PH on Taylor Blvd is overgrown weeds and the ugliest median in central county. That would be a good place to start.

Ven Exeter July 31, 2014 at 9:30 PM

@Julio, The recent plastic bag ban shows how out of touch and elitist the Pleasant Hill Council has become. They pay no attention to real issues that impact residents while choosing to live in their own fantasyland.

YES Julio!! July 31, 2014 at 9:43 PM

The general idea is nice, but are these new signs just a new place for the meth head homeless to camp under? In the last 5 years I cannot believe the explosion of homeless beggers…obviously high baggers at that. And we are spending money on SIGNS? More police to clean up the streets!!!

Mika July 31, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I’m with Julio on this one!

Sooth Sayer August 1, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Jebus freakin Christmas there are a lot of whiners in Pleasant Hill. I say we rename the place Unpleasant Hill and put that on the gateway signs until they all cheer up a bit.


A Pleasant Hill Dick August 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I wouldn’t worry about what it looks like coming into town from the out side – I would worry about what it’s like to actually live here with all the Traffic and Crime that keeps creeping up here day by day.

The City Council RAM’s lousy projects the folks here Do Not Want. But they are in the pockets of the developers – look at all the Crap projects that have been built recently and what we’ve lost forever. And Crap like the Hilton, another project no one wants except the City Council and it’s developer buddies. You can complain at City Hall and at meetings, but the City Council has already made up their mind anyway. Time To Vote Some New Folks on the City Council that represent the homeowners, the average person and longtime residents who Do Not want to lose what we have here.Get out and VOTE this fall.

Sooth Sayer August 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Get out and vote and make sure those Tea Party lunatics don’t take over our City. WE NEED HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAXES TO PAY FOR SERVICES! If you like police and parks and senior centers and you’d rather not pay more for them, a hotel occupancy tax means that people from out of town are paying for our cops!!!! its a WINNER. But Jack Weir and his friends are willing to burn all and any good ideas supported by the majority on the Council because he is upset he isn’t mayor. Pleasant Hill will go down the crapper if Weir and Englund take over. Good governance requires compromise, if you want to see what a government run by the tea party looks like, look no further than the US Congress.

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