The press release was distributed on Friday, through the City of Alameda’s Nixle account.
When the city switched from the CodeRed reverse 9-1-1 system to Nixle in June of last year, officials said that important reasons for residents to subscribe included:
- A big fire in your neighborhood
- A major traffic incident
- A Shelter-In-Place order
- Missing person bulletin
- Temporary street closure
- Major sewer pipe rupture
In a City of Alameda press release, then-Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi stressed that “this [Nixle] will provide community members with the important information they need, especially during emergencies.”
In August of last year, the Alameda Police Department issued via Nixle a notice of State Assembly representative Rob Bonta’s planned town hall meeting at the Alameda Free Library. That town hall meeting was called off subsequent to Action Alameda News inquiries at city hall.
Likewise, Action Alameda News has asked city officials to look into the current incident.