PHRCG has been instrumental in shaping Pleasant Hill, including:

  • Passage of 1986's Measure B to restrict high-rise, high-density development, later incorporated into the general plan.
  • Kept high-rise office development off the playing fields of Pleasant Oaks Park and the Pleasant Hill High School site.
  • PHCRG's efforts made possible the 1997 reopening of the PHHS school site as Pleasant Hill Middle School to relieve overcrowding at Valley View School.
  • Elected and supported City Council members who guided a Pleasant Hill Downtown from dream to reality.
  • When the Downtown was slated for high-rise office development, PHCRG advocated for long-term economic growth through expanded retail development.
  • Prevented a courthouse from being built on the Oak Park School site.
  • Continued protection and preservation of our neighborhoods by keeping Oak Park Blvd a two-lane street instead of a major thoroughfare. 
  • Opposed 2010's proposed City Measure T utility tax, rejected by voters.
  • Lobbied government and developers, and funded appeals for various projects, to maintain the family-friendly, unique character that makes Pleasant Hill special.
  • Actively supported the 2014 City Clerk recall effort, which ultimately led to her resignation from office.