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City
The City of Livermore is a full-service city that operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Four city council members and the mayor are elected at-large by voters. Council members serve four-year terms; the mayor serves a two-year term. The city manager is appointed by the council and serves as the chief executive officer responsible for day-to-day administration of city affairs and implementation of city policies. The city council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue. All council meetings are open to the public.

The city is known for its outstanding customer service, innovation and design, having received a variety of prestigious awards in 2007 including two Grand Prize Awards for Excellence from the League of California Cities; two awards from the International City/County Management Association and the National Research Center recognizing the city’s high Citizen Survey ratings; California Building Department and Building Official of the Year, marking the first time both awards have been presented to the same city; Commissioners Award for Best Overall Traffic Safety Program in the state regardless of agency size – second year in a row; 2012 Beacon Award Interim Accomplishment: 8 percent electricity savings between 2005-2011; Award of Merit for The i-GATE iHub collaborative partnership – from California Association for Local Economic Development; Award of Merit for the Paragon Workshops and job fairs – from CALED. A sustainable community is a healthy, livable, resilient community where people and businesses thrive. The City of Livermore is committed to building a sustainable community that fulfills the social and economic needs of present and future residents while protecting the City's environment and natural resources.

Live More, Save More is a joint effort by WattzOn and Chevron Energy Solutions to help Livermore residents, small businesses and students build sustainable energy-saving habits. The program helps residents and small businesses identify free and low-cost ways to reduce energy usage and save on utility bills. The project also trains students to perform energy consultations, building real-world transferable skills for future jobs.

Livermore’s contemporary City Hall provides a comfortable space to do business. A single-stop and streamlined permit process allows customers to obtain permits, answers and approvals, simply.

The Livermore Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the city, plays a vital role in the community, providing economic benefits, community services and disaster relief to the Tri-Valley for more than 40 years. Livermore’s two municipal golf courses, Las Positas (18-hole, 6,800 yards and 9-hole executive) and Springtown (9-hole), are quality, challenging courses that are both convenient and affordable.

The standards are set very high in Livermore when it comes to public safety. The Livermore Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with a range of services and educational programs that address community needs through partnerships to better understand issues and respond effectively. The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is a consolidated emergency response agency serving the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton. Emergency preparedness, fire prevention and public education programs, such as Partners in Safety, provide the community with training to address emergencies and prevent fires.

For further information, phone 925.960.4000 or visit www.cityoflivermore.net

Public Libraries
Livermore boasts the beautiful Civic Center Library. The $26 million, 53,000-square-foot Arts & Crafts architectural gem includes 50 computer workstations with high-speed Internet access, automated check-in and materials handling system, an on-site café, design amenities that feature public art displays, a garden-view adult reading room and star and laser lights adorning the Children’s Storytime Room ceiling. The Ricon and Springtown Branch Libraries continue to serve the surrounding community with a wonderful selection of resources and programs.

County
Alameda County is one of 58 counties in California. It is home to 1.5 million people living in 14 incorporated cities, including Livermore, as well as in unincorporated communities and rural areas throughout 813 square miles. Alameda County provides healthcare, social services, public protection and general government programs. Countywide services include the offices of: Assessor, Auditor-Controller/Recorder, Registrar of Voters, Treasurer-Tax Collector, District Attorney, Public Defender and Sheriff. In the unincorporated area, the county provides primary law enforcement, fire protection, planning and public works services. The county seat is in Oakland, and the five-member Board of Supervisors conducts weekly meetings at its chambers located on the fifth floor of 1221 Oak Street. Scott Haggerty represents Livermore on the board. For more information about the county, visit www.acgov.org or contact Supervisor Haggerty’s Pleasanton office at 925.551.6995.

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