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July 15, 2019

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00 am

In the current debate regarding the “downtown plan,” I am reminded that years ago we almost lost Lizzie Fountain. Years ago, when Livermore had one fountain (our family favorite Lizzie Fountain), the city was considering paving it over(!) and adding more retail space. Apparently, the idea was that we were going to have a new fountain by the flagpole, and no longer needed Lizzie Fountain.

At that time, lots of residents called members of our city council, wrote letters to the Independent, and talked to our neighbors because we thought family-friendly open space in the heart of Livermore was important. Thankfully, our council members listened, and left Lizzie Fountain for the enjoyment of families to play, residents to gather and visitors to enjoy the open space. I have never seen an empty Lizzie Fountain. In fact, one of the web trip advisors states: “Lizzie Fountain is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Livermore.”

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