The Planning Board will review a draft master plan for the proposed Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.
At its Monday, December 16th meeting, the City of Alameda Planning Board will review and provide comment on a draft master plan for the proposed 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, located on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property.
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Alameda residents are still waiting for the cineplex and parking garage to be the promised boosters of sales tax revenue for the city treasury.
Five years in, the Alameda Cineplex and Parking Garage, which were billed as sales tax revenue drivers for the city, are still not a tremendous boon to city coffers boosters once promised.
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List of the first 33 of an expected 100 resilient cities.
The City of Alameda and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced that Alameda is the first of 33 cities worldwide to join the foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network. As part of the honor, Alameda is to receive a grant to fund the hiring of a Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) whose job is to oversee the development of a resilience plan for the city and be part of a learning network of other CROs.
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The City of Alameda is expected to levy a special tax on Alameda Landing residential properties. (File Photo)
Tomorrow night, Alameda City Council is expected to approve a resolution that would create a Mello-Roos tax district at Alameda Landing and allow the city to issue up to $20 million in bonds to pay for infrastructure improvements.
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A fire raged last night in a building at the back of this Briggs Avenue property. (Google Street View)
A man was arrested on suspicion of arson in the early hours this morning, after a fire burned through a two story apartment building on Briggs Avenue.
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Dignity Commons at Alameda Point. Transitional housing for service veterans. (Operation Dignity Website)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with local agencies, has launched a program to help keep U.S. service veterans and their families from becoming homeless over the holidays.
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Alameda police issued 420 traffic violation citations in a two week period at the end of September.
A police enforcement blitz from September 24th to October 8th produced 420 traffic violation citations in Alameda, 232 of which were for speeding.
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Rebecca Irwin of Alameda Municipal Power confirmed three power outages in Alameda last night, due to the wind, telling Action Alameda News by email, “It was definitely a windy night. We had three outages. Two were small, affecting 94 customers in the area of Versailles. The first outage lasted 9 minutes; the second lasted 26 minutes. Late in the evening, we experienced a large outage affecting approximately 2,500 customers on the east end. Power was restored within an hour and forty minutes. All outages were caused by tree limbs blowing into the lines. After restoration was complete, AMP crews continued to patrol lines until 5 a.m. this morning. Today, the crews are out assessing conditions.”
Don Perata’s offices in Orinda. (Google Street View)
At its December 3rd meeting, Alameda City Council will consider a $90,000 contract with former California State Senator Don Perata that would see him lobby, on behalf of the City of Alameda, for funding for Automated License Plate Readers for the police department, and new state legislation to bring back redevelopment financing.
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Robert Clark, EdD. is slated to start in the new year as Chief Business Officer for the Alameda Unified School District. (File Photo)
The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Robert Clark, Ed.D, as Chief Business Officer, beginning January 1, 2014.
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