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City Administrative Buildings to Close Fridays

Update: August 27th, 2011 – These closures are pursuant to a July 5th City Council resolution, which states, “There is no financial impact from adoption of this Resolution. the City will realize minimal savings in utilities from the closure of City Hall and other City facilities on Fridays.”

Yesterday, the City of Alameda announced that, effective September 9th, City of Alameda administrative buildings will be closed to the public on Fridays. The closures would continue for an unspecified period of time.

Alameda City Hall, City Hall West, and the administrative offices of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, Library and Police Department will close on Fridays.

Public Works and Parks’ maintenance staff will continue to work on Fridays, but public access to them would be limited to telephone contact.

According to the City statement, many employees already work a 36-hour, four-day work week.

The Alameda Main Library and branches, the Alameda Housing Authority and Fire Department, and Alameda Municipal power will not be affected by the new schedule. The City’s executive management team – not enumerated in the press release – would continue to work five days a week. Alameda City Councilmembers are not employees of the City and are paid a nominal stipend for their participation in Council meetings.

The news comes roughly two months after the City of Alameda put residents on notice that they may face higher local taxes to fend off project budget deficits.

1 comment to City Administrative Buildings to Close Fridays

  • 94501-4027

    I have a simple question:(& I have no personal axe to grind w/the individuals filling these positions; it applies to the position itself.)On the City of Alameda 2010 list of Employee Earnings & Benefits (published in AlamedaPatch)the former police chief (Tibbet) received $175,014. The new police chief [Noonan] (in the same publication, then the interim chief, listed as a captain) received $340,143. This is an almost 2X difference! Why is the new police chief being paid twice as much as the old one & did he get a further raise being elevated to chief from captain? Or did City just change the title to match the salary? This is a serious question. How about an answer, Mr. PIO (public info officer)???