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Pleasant Hill Library Task Force
In March 2014, the City Council established the Pleasant Hill Library Task Force to explore the need for and feasibility of constructing a new community library building serving the residents of Pleasant Hill.

The Task Force is comprised of eleven members each representing various organizations (see below).

The Task Force met for the first time in April 2014 and formed three subcommittees:

  • Needs Assessment & Sites Analysis - this committee is exploring the various components that are needed/desired in a new community library, as well as looking at several sites in the city where the new facility could be located.
  • Community Outreach - this committee has been tasked with developing a program to inform and educate residents, businesses and other organizations about the need for a new library, and to engage with the community. A list of FAQ's will be published soon by the committee on this webpage.
  • Funding - this committee will be looking at various options to fund the construction of a new facility as well as exploring grant and other funding opportunities for feasibility studies, equipment and programs. 

Each subcommittee is comprised of members of the Task Force as well as other non-members who can contribute to the work of the committee. 

Task Force Composition 

The Task Force is comprised of the following bodies (with each appointee or representative in parenthesis):

  1. Two members of the City Council (Michael Harris and Sue Noack);
  2. One member of the Planning Commission (Bill Bankert);
  3. One member of the Pleasant Hill Education Commission (Jennifer Andersen);
  4. One representative of the Contra Costa County Library (Terry Speiker);
  5. One representative of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors (Karen Mitchoff);
  6. One representative of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board of Trustees;
  7. One representative of the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Board of Directors (Sandy Bonato - with alternate, Sherry Sterrett);
  8. One representative of the Pleasant Hill Library Fund (Jack Prosek);
  9. One representative of the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library (Susan Weaver)
  10. City of Pleasant Hill representative to the Contra Costa County Library Commission (Katherine Bracken)
  11. One representative from the Chamber of Commerce (Steve Van Dorn)
Agendas and Meetings

The Task Force meets monthly in the large Community Room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. The meeting dates, times and agendas are available here: 
Agendas and Notes from Meetings

The Task Force has compiled a list of FAQ's with answers which can be found at the link below:
Library FAQ's

If you would like to give us your feedback and comments, please take this brief three question survey.

For more information about the Task Force or if you want to comment on any issues related to the work of the task force, please contact Martin Nelis at or (925) 671-5229.