The East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) has announced special meetings regarding the district’s response to the ongoing drought. The public is invited to these special meetings to hear the latest from EBMUD’s Board of Directors on:
The status of current and projected water supplies;
The cost of the drought and potential drought rates; and
The best water-saving tips from conservation professionals.
Park and Webster streets saw the installation of 40 "smart" parking meters Oct. 6. The Public Works Department installed the meters that feature large digital displays and accept credit cards in addition to coins. If the pilot is successful, the city will consider replacing all 822 meters currently in the city with these "smart" meters.
The three-month pilot has broad support from both the Park Street Business Association (PSBA) and West Alameda Business Association (WABA).
Elders Village will present the free seminar "Safe and Efficient Transit Travel Options for Seniors" Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.
The seminar features Robert Raburn, Ph.D, who currently sits on the BART board of directors. Raburn will explain the Senior Clipper Card transit discount, including how to use the card to make traveling on most Bay Area transit systems more convenient, safer, and economical. He will review paratransit services and reveal some of the great destinations reachable by local transit.