Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  September 28, 2015 News & Events
Tonight - Monday, September 28 -  City Council Meeting - 7:00pm

City of Lafayette logo Sometime around 7:45pm tonight, Monday, September 28, the council will consider the formation of a committee to study a Sales Tax Measure that might be placed on the November 2016 ballot. After a review of the results from a springtime survey (Lafayette's Community Conversations) the council discussed public priorities including additional customer and employee parking downtown, more open space and more police protection they concluded that a new funding source would be needed to make these goals a reality.  Since Moraga, Orinda and many surrounding cities have approved sales tax measures recently, the city wants to study the possibilities.  The committee would discuss, test and coordinate public conversation regarding the citizen's willingness to pay a sales tax increment. 
Monday, September 28 - Update - More EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle

The EBMUD crew will begin its work to replace the water main on Lafayette Circle from Hough to Mt. Diablo Blvd. This project will take about 4 weeks and traffic will involve "flagmen" as they keep cars moving in both directions. Once the new line is installed it will be tested/chlorinated. Look for delays.
Questions? Please contact Matt Luttropp, Senior Engineer, City of Lafayette, 299.3247 (phone), 284.3169 (fax) or email or Stan Polite, EBMUD Project Manager,, (510) 774-6266.
Friday, October 2 - Deadline to RSVP for California Women Lead Training

California Women Lead, a non-partisan statewide organization dedicated to getting more women into leadership positions both in the public and private sectors; is holding a  training session on Wednesday October 7 beginning at 5:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Assembly woman Catharine Baker will be leading the training session along with Governor Jerry Brown's Appointments Secretary going over the process of how to apply for a board/commission/committee level position. Attached is a flyer with further details regarding this training. You must RSVP by October 2nd to reserve your seat! For more details and to register for the training please click here
Tuesday, October 6 - Downtown Creeks Workshop

We need your input!  On Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center, the community will get its first opportunity to learn about the Lafayette Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration and Development Plan, and provide comments on opportunities and constraints that should be considered as the plan is prepared.  The Lafayette Downtown Creeks Plan will establish a long term vision for downtown creeks so they become more of an amenity for the area.  Please join the City Creeks Committee, City staff, the project consultant, and other members of the community at this public workshop for a brief presentation on what we have learned about existing conditions in the downtown creeks, followed by a community discussion on ways to preserve and celebrate our downtown creeks.    If you have questions about the Downtown Creeks Plan or event, please contact Steven Goetz, Senior Planner, at, or visit our website   

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Tonight - Monday, September 28 - City Council Meeting
Monday, September 28 - Update - More EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle
Friday, October 2 - Deadline to RSVP for California Women Lead Training
Tuesday, October 6 - Downtown Creeks Workshop
Thursday, October 8 - Ribbon Cutting at Wax A Peel
Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Thursday, October 8 - Ribbon Cutting at Wax A Peel

Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 5:00pm for a Ribbon Cutting at the new location of Wax A Peel. They are located at 3579 Mt. Diablo Blvd.   

Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule

High quality, modern school facilities are essential to continuing the excellent teaching and learning that makes our neighborhood schools among the best in the state. This is why Facilities Master Planning is becoming more important than ever for our school district. An essential part of our Facilities Master Planning process involves reaching out to parents and community members to share information, listen, and gather input about facility needs.

Community Engagement Meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

Thursday, October 15th - Lafayette Elementary Library - 6:30 P.M. 
Monday, October 19th - Burton Valley Elementary Multi-Use - 6:30 P.M. 
Thursday, October 22nd- Stanley Middle Library - 6:30 P.M. 
Monday, October 26th - Springhill Elementary Library - 5:30 P.M. 
Tuesday, October 27th - Happy Valley Elementary Library - 6:30 P.M.

For more information about our Facilities Master Planning process or other District meetings, please visit the District website at All meetings are open to the public and community input is welcome. The District appreciates Lafayette's continuing interest in its local public schools.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Wednesday, September 30 - Science Cafe: Drones - 7:00-8:30PM - Community Hall. The positive benefits of drones are often overshadowed by news stories about the negative: flying too close to airlines, impeding efforts to fight wildfires, use in smuggling drugs into prisons, stalking neighbors, invading sensitive airspace and trespassing. Join us for a lively discussion on the advanced technology of drones and autonomous systems - and their place in our everyday lives, their impact on our safety, and questions about civil liberties. Tickets: $5 current donor member; $10 general admission. Children under 18 FREE. Register here.

Thursday, October 1 - LLLCF's Distinguished Speaker Series presents: Award-winning journalist and columnistDave Newhouse author of Founding 49ers - 7:00 - 9:00PM - Community Hall. Dave Newhouse, award-winning sportswriter, Oakland Tribune columnist, and author of 10 books is joined by former 49er Charles Krueger, the 'Textbook Tackle,' in a lively discussion about the founding 49ers - the early years through the eyes of the players who gave the franchise its foundation. $10 current donor member tickets, call (925)283-6513; $15 general admission tickets; $25 Special Package: reserved seating and autographed copy of Founding 49ers. Purchase tickets here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 
October 12 - Chamber Office Closed for Observance of Columbus Day Holiday

October 21 - "Google My Business / Google Plus Local Business Profiles" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

October 22 - Ribbon Cutting at Robineve Interiors Universal Design Specialist - 5:00pm - 2225 No. Main Street, Walnut Creek

October 25 - 23rd Lafayette Reservoir Run - Downtown Lafayette

October 30 - Trick or Treat Street - on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square from 4:00-6:00pm

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 103
Lafayette, CA 94549