City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
Public Information Office
City Hall
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510.577.3351
Fax: 510.577.3340
http://www.sanleandro.org

3/17/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE CM2014-03-17
Subject :

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy to Provide State of the City Address
Event Set to Take Place on March 24
Contact : Eric Engelbart    (510) 577-3391
    eengelbart@sanleandro.org
The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the annual State of the City address with Mayor Stephen Cassidy the evening of Monday, March 24.  The community is invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street.  The event will begin with a social gathering at 6:00 p.m., with the Mayor's address starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.

"This is an exciting time in San Leandro's history," stated Mayor Cassidy.  “A new spark of creative energy is flowing through San Leandro.  Our residents and partners in business, labor and government are spearheading the transformation of San Leandro into a center of innovation in the Bay Area, creating quality jobs for San Leandrans and generating greater revenue for City Hall to invest back in our neighborhoods, schools and infrastructure."

As part of his address, Mayor Cassidy will update residents, businesses, and investors on the acceleration of San Leandro’s innovation climate as well as other exciting local developments.  Some of the key topics and themes will include:

  • Various initiatives to improve San Leandro’s quality of life, including the return of the Cherry Festival on May 31st, as well as efforts to enhance local artistic and cultural amenities
  • Transforming San Leandro’s industrial area into a center for innovation in the Bay Area
  • The City’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain new business investment
  • Major new projects that will be coming on line in 2014, including:
    • The expansion of the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network,
    • The development of a local craft brewery cluster,
    • The new downtown technology campus, and
    • Many others
For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at (510) 577-3391 or eengelbart@sanleandro.org.

About San Leandro

One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.  The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro's industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.  In 2014, the City is welcoming new businesses by providing free business licenses for their first year of operation.

Visit www.sanleandro.org to learn more about San Leandro.  To receive City press releases, meeting agendas or other notifications by email, sign up at www.sanleandro.org/portal.

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