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Positions are available on Alameda City Boards and Commissions

By Erica Madison

Currently Alameda City has eighteen positions available for eligible Alameda residents.

The Civil Service Board has one position open. Those interested in joining the Civil Service Board must be available to attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each quarter. These meetings begin at 5 p.m.

Residents who are available on Thursday nights should apply for a position on the Historical Board. Meetings start at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. The Board’s primary objective is to maintain Alameda’s historic points by reporting to City Council about Alameda City’s historic landmark needs, such as maintenance and repair.

Residents with construction experience can apply for the four positions available on the Housing Commission. This commission’s primary objective is to protect the welfare of public by managing remodeling projects. This commission meets the last Wednesday of every other month, starting at 2 p.m.

Two other Commissions that meet on Wednesdays are the Transportation Commission and the Housing Commission. The Housing Commission is responsible for providing the Housing Authority with information on new programs than can lead to development for assisted housing and provide maintenance of existing facilities. The Housing Commission meets every third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Transportation Commission on the other hand, meets every fourth Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

The Commission is responsible for creating and implementing transportation plans for: Transit Plan, Bike Plan, Circulation Plan, Pedestrian Plan, Ferry Plan and Transportation Demand Management Plan.

Residents who can make meetings on Wednesday or Thursday, they’ll have the option of applying for one of the vacancies on the Public Utilities Board or the Planning Board, both of which meet on Mondays.

The Public Utilities Board governs Alameda Municipal Power. The Board’s primary responsibilities include managing Alameda’s city-owned electric utility.

The Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

The Planning Board meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. There are two spots available. The primary objective of the Board is to manage Alameda City’s future developments by managing the City’s General Plan.

All meetings will be held at City Hall in the City Council Chambers.

Interested parties have until Friday May 21, 2010 to apply. Residents can retrieve an application from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380. Or simply go to http://www.ci.Alameda.ca.us/gov/bdcm_application.html  to print an application and turn it in to the City Clerk. Any questions about the positions available should be addressed to City Clerk Laura Weisiger. Ms. Weisiger can be reached at: (510) 747-4800.  Applications can be dropped off at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380.

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