News Briefs


A special Public Art Commission meeting has been set for Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. The meeting will discuss physical public art proposals for new art in the city. The commission will hold a public hearing to review, evaluate and recommend awardees to City Council.  

The commission will also consider survey results and staff recommendations related to the release of a request for proposals for cultural arts and arts programming in the city. 


The Alameda Citizen’s Task Force will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, to explore forming a political action committee (PAC) for the November elections. They will meet at the RE/MAX offices, 2437 Santa Clara Ave. An exploratory committee will recommend formation of a PAC with the mission to create a new majority on City Council that will give top priority to the needs of Alameda residents, rather than special interest groups. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.


The City of Alameda has announced its Public Works Department will begin work on traffic signal upgrades along the Park Street corridor between Blanding and Encinal avenues starting Monday, May 21. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of August. 


Construction work will also begin on Monday, May 21, at Webster Street and Haight Avenue in an effort to improve pedestrian safety at that intersection. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The project includes installation of Wireless Solar, a LED rectangular rapid flashing beacon crosswalk system, push buttons, concrete and asphalt work, striping and signage.

Alameda Friendly Visitors, a companion program to Alameda Meals on Wheels, is in need of volunteers to spend one hour a week to visit someone in need of companionship. To learn more about the program and to sign up as a friendly visitor volunteer, contact Joyce Leighton at or call 748-0342.