"From the top of Mount Diablo, you can see the three valleys that give us our name, which holds four cities: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and the town of Danville; and an original blend of scientists, wine makers and techies who call it home. Between visits to the award-winning wineries, delightfully diverse restaurants, charming downtowns and shops, a weekend in the Tri-Valley will leave you refreshed and inspired."
There are three cities, and the town of Danville, listed with links. Um, wait a minute. Isn't something missing there? A missing link between Dublin and Danville? Um, shouldn't San Ramon be in there somewhere? It isn't even on the map at the bottom of the webpage. San Ramon has been literally wiped off the map!
I wondered, why is San Ramon missing from this version of the Tri-Valley? Then I remembered. The City Council voted not to support the Travel and Tourism Agency. Wow that goes back several years. I was still covering City Council meetings when the Council voted not to fund the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local PEG (Public, Education, Government) TV station known as TV30. This was voted on at the May 12, 2012 City Council meeting. I spoke against it in Public Comment.
"Roz Rogoff, resident, stated that a Pleasanton Weekly commentary was very critical of San Ramon for pulling out of the Tri-Valley efforts (TV30 and the Convention and Visitors Bureau). Because San Ramon is in the 15th Congressional District, she is concerned that pulling out of Tri-valley efforts is not a good idea." (page 7 of the minutes linked to above)
So that explains why San Ramon has been eliminated from the Tri-Valley. I know the City Council was trying to save money, but I still feel it isn't worth the savings to be wiped off the map.