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There's a lot happening this weekend!! Here's what not to miss:Saturday, December 2--5:30pm: Winter Lights! at City Hall...
12/01/2023

There's a lot happening this weekend!! Here's what not to miss:
Saturday, December 2
--5:30pm: Winter Lights! at City Hall with performances by the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees and Alameda High School Holiday Symphonic Band. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Firefighters Toy Drive!! www.alamedaca.gov
--5:30pm: Lighted Yacht Parade along the Oakland Alameda Estuary www.lightedyachtparade.com
--12-8pm: Downtown Alameda Winter Market and Hot Cocoa Stroll: https://downtownalameda.com

Sunday, December 3
--11am-4pm: Alameda Holiday Fest at Temple Israel (3183 Mecartney Road) and the Community Center of HBI (3195 Mecartney Road). There will be a wide array of gift-giving items by local artists, crafters, nonprofits, and small businesses and an on-site café run by the fabulous Gather & Grub! Free Admission and Parking. https://www.facebook.com/AlamedaHolidayFest

Check out the events page at the Alameda Post for even more! https://alamedapost.com/events/

Thank you Alameda for your year round support to help friends, neighbors, and community members in need. During this sea...
12/01/2023

Thank you Alameda for your year round support to help friends, neighbors, and community members in need. During this season of giving, please recognize the work of our social service providers with a gift of time, money, or a needed donation!
--Alameda Family Services serves as a resource to the families of Alameda seeking support and works collaboratively with the City to staff and run the CARE Team, which provides a 24/7 alternative response to nonviolent, noncriminal individuals facing a mental health crisis. LINK TO DONATE: https://alamedaca.gov/afsdonate
--Alameda Point Collaborative houses over 500 formerly homeless families and adults and offers employment, youth, and support services to residents. LINK TO DONATE: https://alamedaca.gov/apcdonate
--Building Futures operates Midway Shelter, Winter Warming services, and staffs Alameda’s Housing Resource Center, which connects individuals living on the street with permanent housing solutions. LINK TO DONATE: https://alamedaca.gov/bfdonate
--Dignity Village serves up to 61 formerly homeless individuals and transitional age youth in 47-units of interim supportive housing. LINK TO DONATE: https://alamedaca.gov/dvdonate
--The Village of Love provides services to individuals experiencing homelessness including operating Alameda’s Homeless Outreach Team, a 24/7 Day Center with Safe Parking, and Emergency Supportive Housing. LINK TO DONATE: https://alamedaca.gov/voldonate

Happy holidays!!

Where do you see barriers to accessibility in Alameda? Please take this survey before it closes tonight at midnight to h...
11/29/2023

Where do you see barriers to accessibility in Alameda? Please take this survey before it closes tonight at midnight to help the City provide accessible programs, services, and facilities for people with disabilities: https://www.alamedaca.gov/adasurvey

The Alameda Jammie Drive is one way we can help make the holidays warmer for the most vulnerable in our community, inclu...
11/28/2023

The Alameda Jammie Drive is one way we can help make the holidays warmer for the most vulnerable in our community, including every one of the families at the Alameda Midway Shelter for women and children and our domestic violence safe house. We still have dozens of families on our list and need your help to support them all. PLEASE click here to sign up! https://alamedaca.gov/jammiedrive

73% of individuals at emergency shelters are survivors of domestic violence and 47% are children. If you are able, please consider donating to help support these families as they move into permanent housing for the first time in a long time: https://bfwc.org/jammie23/ THANK YOU ALAMEDA!!

Hey Alameda, commit to shopping local this season!! Be Alameda Strong and unwind the online shopping habits we started d...
11/24/2023

Hey Alameda, commit to shopping local this season!! Be Alameda Strong and unwind the online shopping habits we started during the pandemic. Our neighbors are also our local business owners and workers, which means residents benefit from curated stores that offer a meaningful collection of gifts and goods. Make a business owner’s day -- Shop Local!!

The annual Jammie Drive just launched, and this year 250 women and children are living in our local shelters, more than ...
11/19/2023

The annual Jammie Drive just launched, and this year 250 women and children are living in our local shelters, more than ever before. The amazing folks at Building Futures hope to move 200 families into more stable housing this year, but need to raise $10,000 for move-in kits that provide these families with basic supplies. Let's do this, Alameda!! Pledge to purchase jammies and donate to move-in kits here: https://alamedaca.gov/jammiedrive ❤️🏡🗝️

Participate in the Jammie Drive and help make sure 250 women and children have winter jammies for the holidays. We also hope to raise $10,000 to help support 200 families as they transition out of local shelters and into stable housing!

Changes to Oral Communications, Non-Agenda (Public Comment) at Alameda City Council meetings: In order to enhance civic ...
11/18/2023

Changes to Oral Communications, Non-Agenda (Public Comment) at Alameda City Council meetings: In order to enhance civic engagement by creating a civil, respectful, and welcoming environment for all participants, public comment under Agenda Items 4 and 9 - Oral Communications, Non-Agenda (Public Comment) - will only be allowed from in-person speakers in Council Chambers at City Hall, beginning with the November 21, 2023 City Council meeting.

After multiple remote speakers at a recent City Council meeting made public comments containing hate speech during an “Oral Communications, Non-Agenda” item, Alameda will follow the lead of several other Bay Area cities by discontinuing remote public comment on these items. For all other agenda items, including the Consent Calendar and Regular Agenda, members of the public may speak in person, or remotely by Zoom, following instructions posted at the top of each agenda (www.alamedaca.gov/agendas)

We believe this change reflects our continuing efforts to create a community where Everyone Belongs.

The Port Chicago 50 survived the Port Chicago Disaster, a massive explosion that killed 320 men, most of whom were Afric...
11/17/2023

The Port Chicago 50 survived the Port Chicago Disaster, a massive explosion that killed 320 men, most of whom were African American, but were wrongfully convicted of mutiny when they refused to continue loading ammunition onto ships headed to the Pacific theater during World War II until the Navy changed its policies and practices.

Alameda joins other Bay Area cities calling for the exoneration of the Port Chicago 50. Today, a memorial sits where the small town of Port Chicago was one located, east of the City of Martinez in Contra Costa County. More info: www.portchicago50.com

Meet Hilisha Hinson, who started working at the City more than 22 years ago as an Intermediate Typist Clerk and is now a...
11/15/2023

Meet Hilisha Hinson, who started working at the City more than 22 years ago as an Intermediate Typist Clerk and is now a Code Enforcement Officer. She says, "Being a Code Enforcement Officer plays a pivotal role within the City. We are not here to be the bad guys. We are here to look out for the health and safety of our constituents." Next month, Hilisha will graduate from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, with a degree in Business Administration. Big congrats Hilisha!!

Alameda Stands United Against Hate and joins cities across the country in United Against Hate Week, November 12-18, to e...
11/15/2023

Alameda Stands United Against Hate and joins cities across the country in United Against Hate Week, November 12-18, to empower local residents to take action against hate. Stop by the City Manager's Office on the 3rd floor of City Hall to pick up one of these posters designed by Lena Wolff and Lexi Visco (Mon-Thurs, 9-5).

With hate incidents on the rise, it's critical to report non-violent hate incidents to the Police non-emergency line at 510-337-8340 and to always call 911 for in-progress violent incidents.

Please also report all hate incidents to the new CA vs Hate hotline at 833-8-NO-HATE and online at CAvsHate.org. Some examples of hate incidents include derogatory name calling, bullying, hate mail, and refusing service.

11/11/2023

Rain is on the way ☔️💧🌧️ Prepare for potential flooding by picking up some sandbags from the City's self-serve sandbag station at Alameda Point on West Midway Ave at Lexington St (behind City Hall West). If you need assistance or have any questions, please call 510-747-7900, M-F, 8am-6pm.

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Meet Woodstock, Alameda's very own water shuttle! She traveled the country to get here and can't wait to meet you this s...
11/11/2023

Meet Woodstock, Alameda's very own water shuttle! She traveled the country to get here and can't wait to meet you this spring when she'll be shuttling passengers back and forth from Alameda Landing (Bohol Circle Immigrant Park) to Jack London Square!!

Yes, free!! OKAPI Reusables, in partnership with Community Action for Sustainable Alameda (CASA) and the City of Alameda...
11/09/2023

Yes, free!! OKAPI Reusables, in partnership with Community Action for Sustainable Alameda (CASA) and the City of Alameda, is hosting Free Coffee Day tomorrow, Friday, November 10, at Cafe Jolie on Webster and Santa Clara for anyone who borrows a reusable cup. The reusable cup network now includes ten Alameda cafes doing their part to reduce waste from disposable cups. Not a member yet? Just download the app at www.okapi-reusables.com to get started!

We need your input! Where do you experience barriers to accessibility in Alameda? We've identified 2,682 barriers at 51 ...
11/09/2023

We need your input! Where do you experience barriers to accessibility in Alameda? We've identified 2,682 barriers at 51 parks and City-owned facilities, on 230 miles of sidewalk with 2,431 curb ramps, and at 593 traffic control points. Please take the City's online survey to help us identify and prioritize the locations we are focused on removing barriers from: https://www.alamedaca.gov/ada

Or join us at a virtual community meeting Tuesday, November 14, at 6:00pm to learn more!

11/09/2023

Library Board: Facebook comments are not monitored or included in the record.

Do you have professional experience in urban design, building construction, or architecture, OR work on housing, climate...
11/09/2023

Do you have professional experience in urban design, building construction, or architecture, OR work on housing, climate change, or transportation planning policy? There are 2 vacancies on the City’s Planning Board that we hope you will consider applying for (by Nov 13): https://www.alamedaca.gov/application

In 2024, the Planning Board expects to review programs to implement the City’s eight-year housing plan, contemplate new development proposals at Alameda Point, and consider projects that expand transportation options, including the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge.

November 12-18 is United Against Hate Week in Alameda and we are starting the week with a Poetry Slam at the Healing Gar...
11/08/2023

November 12-18 is United Against Hate Week in Alameda and we are starting the week with a Poetry Slam at the Healing Garden on Webster Street this Sunday, from 12-5pm. All are welcome to Stand United Against Hate and Speak Up for Love. We'll have posters to give away, and more! More info: https://accyf.org/

Don't forget to fall back this Sunday night, which means we get an extra hour of sleep, and sunrise and sunset will be a...
11/02/2023

Don't forget to fall back this Sunday night, which means we get an extra hour of sleep, and sunrise and sunset will be an hour earlier. Please keep this top of mind during your commutes. Low visibility driving can kill, but there are things we can all do that could save a life:
--Defrost your windshields before driving, and make sure they are clean, inside and out.
--Wear sunglasses and use the car’s sun visor on sunny days.
--Reduce your speed as you approach intersections.
--Watch out for vulnerable road users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists.
--Adjust your travel plans – departure time or route – to avoid the sun’s glare.
--If you can’t see, safely pull over until you can.

We love how Alameda celebrates! Here's a look at some of the Halloween-spirited decorations on Thompson Avenue. If you a...
11/01/2023

We love how Alameda celebrates! Here's a look at some of the Halloween-spirited decorations on Thompson Avenue. If you are on TikTok, follow us!!

Check out City of Alameda's video.

⚠️Late-Night Posey Tube Closure Wednesday, November 1: Caltrans is closing the Posey Tube (leaving Alameda) from 10pm-4:...
10/31/2023

⚠️Late-Night Posey Tube Closure Wednesday, November 1: Caltrans is closing the Posey Tube (leaving Alameda) from 10pm-4:30am for maintenance work. Please plan ahead!⚠️

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians. Please take a minute and read these safety tips for dr...
10/31/2023

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians. Please take a minute and read these safety tips for drivers:
--Be alert for trick-or-treaters. Slow down and continue to scan the road in areas where they are likely to be or where sight distances are limited.
--There will be more pedestrians on the roads and in places where they are not expected. Slower speeds save lives.
--Stay alert for pedestrians who may come out from between parked cars or behind shrubbery. Stop, wait for them to pass.
--Don’t look at your phone when you’re driving. Your attention needs to always be on the road.
--If you see a drunk driver, call 911.

10/30/2023
Traffic Advisory: The Fruitvale Avenue pedestrian safety project construction and lane closures in Oakland directly impa...
10/30/2023

Traffic Advisory: The Fruitvale Avenue pedestrian safety project construction and lane closures in Oakland directly impact the neighborhood around Tilden Way and the Miller Sweeney/Fruitvale Bridge in Alameda. Please expect delays, use alternate routes whenever possible, and budget extra travel time if you plan on traveling through this area.

The project will install a sidewalk level protected bike lane, create a new connection to the SF Bay Trail, widen sidewalks and install lighting, and close two “slip lanes” at the south side of the intersection of Fruitvale and E12th (locations where cars make fast turns). More info: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/fruitvale-alive

New lights are being installed today at City Hall in preparation for the holidays! Save the date for a winter celebratio...
10/27/2023

New lights are being installed today at City Hall in preparation for the holidays! Save the date for a winter celebration event on Saturday, December 2, at 5:30pm with the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, music from High School band students, and a countdown to light up City Hall and the Christmas tree, Menorah, Kwanzaa Kinara, Peace sign, and Alameda logo. We'll also have donation stations for the Alameda Food Bank, Firefighter’s Toy Drive, Jammie Drive for women and children in our shelters, and our unhoused community. Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback about the City's plans for the holidays, we look forward to celebrating with you!!

If you passed by City Hall today you might have seen AC Transit’s shiny new Transbay bus parked out front! Community mem...
10/26/2023

If you passed by City Hall today you might have seen AC Transit’s shiny new Transbay bus parked out front! Community members were able to take a peek and try out the front loading bike rack (folding bikes are allowed inside the bus). These new commuter buses have wifi, a ramp that deploys from the middle door and leads to a low-floor wheelchair securement and reserved seating area, and were purchased with state and federal grants. Thank you AC Transit!!

Volunteer Opportunity at OAK: TSA canine handlers are looking for volunteers to pose as secret passengers or “decoys” to...
10/25/2023

Volunteer Opportunity at OAK: TSA canine handlers are looking for volunteers to pose as secret passengers or “decoys” to help train canines to locate explosives on people moving through all areas in the airport. You get an inside look at how these dogs react and are able to identify a person of interest in an airport full of people. Details and contact info are on the flyer!

Save the date!! StopWaste.Org is hosting a FREE Household Hazardous Waste drop off event in Alameda on Sunday, November ...
10/18/2023

Save the date!! StopWaste.Org is hosting a FREE Household Hazardous Waste drop off event in Alameda on Sunday, November 12, from 9am-1pm. You can bring leftover paint, pesticides, old electronics, computers, expired medicine, and more.

Register to receive a drop-off time, view a full list of what you can bring, and get event details: www.stopwaste.org/hhw-alameda

See you Saturday for Pride in the Park! Stop by the City's table to say hi, hear about our transportation safety plans, ...
10/14/2023

See you Saturday for Pride in the Park! Stop by the City's table to say hi, hear about our transportation safety plans, and pick up some Alameda goodies :)

10/14/2023

On July 17, 2023, the Port of Oakland released a public review draft of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its proposed Oakland Airport Terminal Modernization and Development Project. The City has prepared a draft response letter as directed by the City Council to raise the community's concerns, including noise, air quality, safety, and transportation issues.

Link to the City's draft letter: https://www.alamedaca.gov/CITYWIDE-PROJECTS/Port-of-Oakland

The Port is accepting public comment until 5:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, October 16, 2023. Submit your comments in the following ways:

1. Enter comments in the online form at https://www.oaklandairport.com/terminaldevelopment/

2. Email comments to [email protected]

With a strong geographic location, easy accessibility, sustained population increases, and job creation in the East Bay, OAK is expected to recover and see a growth in passengers in the future.

If you see smoke or hear sirens at the Webster and Posey Tubes on Wednesday night, June 15, don’t be alarmed – it’s just...
06/09/2022

If you see smoke or hear sirens at the Webster and Posey Tubes on Wednesday night, June 15, don’t be alarmed – it’s just a drill by the Oakland and Alameda fire departments. The tubes will be closed briefly to test equipment, practice working in the tubes, and make sure the two agencies will be able to respond quickly and effectively in case of a fire.

The Posey Tube will be closed on June 15 from 9pm to 11:30pm and the Webster Tube will be closed from 11:30pm to 5am the next morning, June 16. Thank you for your patience!

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