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About Pleasant Hill
Set amid rolling hills and woodlands in the East Bay area of San Francisco, Pleasant Hill is a modern, vibrant city offering the perfect balance of suburban amenities and small-town charm. Located approximately 20 miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County, the city encompasses 8.1 square miles, is home to 34,853 residents, and maintains a strong sense of community.
Residents of Pleasant Hill enjoy an enhanced quality of life with safe, quiet residential neighborhoods and an array of amenities. Its appealing downtown boasts more than 350,000 square feet of retail space, movie theaters, entertainment venues, and restaurants. City Hall offers a central plaza area for community gatherings and events.
The City enjoys an ideal Northern California climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters making it perfect for visitors and residents seeking outdoor activities. The distinguished Mount Diablo Unified Unified School District operates the local K-12 public school system while several private schools also serve the community.
Pleasant Hill is easily accessible with Interstate 680, connecting the city with Highway 24 to Oakland, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), local bus services, and nearby international airports provide transportation options for residents, commuters and visitors.
Pleasant Hill is a General Law City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of five members who are elected at large for staggered 4-year terms.
Pleasant Hill is widely recognized for being a well-managed, fiscally sound City and for its community focused programs that benefit its citizens as well as providing a dynamic, stimulating work environment for City employees. The City employs 108 regular employees and has a biennial operating budget of $25.8 million for 2020-2021.
The City delivers a range of municipal services including police, finance, building inspection, planning and code enforcement, engineering, economic development, street construcon and maintenance, and storm drainage services. Fire protection, recreation and parks, sewage collection and treatment, water, and school services are provided through special districts not subject to City control.
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