Friends of Livermore


Almost 50 years ago in a hot, dusty little cow-town called Livermore, a group of mostly newcomers worried about the rapid growth
and urban sprawl that threatened to overwhelm the open space and hills that made this valley special. But they didnít just worry,
they started doing something about it with the help of a new local newspaper, the Independent. Friends of Livermore
is the proud present-day descendent of that group.

A Vision for Livermore

  • Protect the Urban Growth Boundary
  • Prevent Sprawl
  • Preserve Open Space

Ask each Friend of Livermore, "What do you want the Livermore of tomorrow to be like, and how can we get there?" and you get as many different answers as there are Friends. But several recurring themes are consistently represented in the majority of thought.

Friends envision a Livermore of tomorrow --

  • Holding fast to a sense of home-town community, centrality, and heritage;
  • Enjoying a quality of life enabled by its moderate size;
  • Whose heart and soul is in its vibrant downtown;
  • Where there is balance and a comfortable small-town pace of life;
  • Where an informed and dedicated citizenry, mindful of yesterday while confidently shaping tomorrow, actively strives to keep Livermore distinctly unique among cities.

Friends favor planning decisions for Livermore that --

  • Originate from the careful consideration and concensus of Livermore citizens, not outside interests;
  • Respect the value of surrounding undisturbed open spaces, scenic resources and agricultural regions;
  • Set a moderate rate of growth within defined boundaries, favoring infill over expansion;
  • Anticipate a slowdown in growth before the onset of large-city problems.


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