Councilmember Weir referenced the outcry over the demolition of the Dome Theatre and commented, “The lesson I learned was I think we need to do a better job of making sure we identify places, features and buildings that are significant to the folks of Pleasant Hill. This commission is a good way to start that process. What Michael and I are proposing is that the public have an opportunity to tell us what they think and what is important to them.”
Councilmember Durant was sympathetic and said, “I absolutely support us trying to do what we can to facilitate preserving the history of the city, making sure that we have a cultural and historical resource commission and working with the Rec and Park
District.” By consensus, the city council supported the idea that the planning commission hold public workshops in the near future and report back to the council with recommendations based on public opinion by the end of the year.