Welcome to the Alameda County
Sunol Citizens' Advisory Council

The County of Alameda is one of the largest counties in the nation, with 14 cities and over 140,000 residents living in unincorporated communities. Alameda County is responsible for direct local government services in the unincorporated areas, which includes rural, urban, and suburban communities. With fewer than 1,000 residents in an area of 86 square miles, the rural unincorporated community of Sunol is the lone unincorporated community in District One.

The rural town of Sunol is bordered by Fremont to the south and west, Pleasanton to the north, and Livermore to the east. Sunol is home to many natural and historic community resources such as Alameda Creek, the largest watershed in the Southern San Francisco Bay. Sunol is the eastern terminus for the scenic Niles Canyon Road which the Niles Canyon Railway, a living railroad museum runs along on the historic transcontinental railroad alignment. The small downtown area along Main Street includes a few commercial businesses, including a U.S. Post Office, and Sunol Glen School. In addition to their vast watershed land, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has several large facilities in Sunol, including the historic Sunol Water Temple, the Watershed Interpretive Center, a maintenance yard, and a water treatment plant. The Vallecitos Nuclear Facility, seven large sand and gravel quarries, farms, cattle grazing, three East Bay Regional Parks, and plant nurseries are located in Sunol.

As an unincorporated community the County is responsible for direct government in these areas. The community and County established the Sunol Citizens' Advisory Council (SCAC) to provide increased local community involvement in decision making and governance.

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