News Briefs

 

The city is updating its 2008 Local Action Plan for Climate Protection and now gathering a first round of public input. Residents can assist the city with a community survey, which will help the city understand the peoples’ values and priorities around reducing greenhouse gas emissions and responses to the impacts of climate change. 

The survey is now available online at surveymonkey.com/r/alamedaplan, in-person at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., and at the front desk of most city departments. The survey will close Friday, Aug. 10. 

St. Barnabas Church presents its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 21, at the parish hall and school parking lot, 1427 Sixth St. To learn more call Patrick McNamara, 522-2630.  

 

 

A 10-minute survey has been created to assess local residents’ and businesses’ interest in increasing the minimum wage in Alameda. Currently, the minimum wage in Alameda, which coincides with state legislation, is: $11 for businesses with more than 25 employees and $10.50 for those with 25 or fewer employees. Many Bay Area cities have passed local minimum wage ordinances to more quickly reach and exceed $15 per hour. The City of Alameda is considering doing so as well.

 

The first-ever Alameda Mini-Maker Faire has been set for this Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Makers, businesses, artists, craftspeople will showcase creations and mingle with the public. The faire will be held on Ranger Avenue between Saratoga Street and Pan Am Way, 905 West Ranger Ave. For more information, see www.alameda.makerfaire.com. 

 

The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Historical Advisory Board (HAB). Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, or at alamedaca.gov. Interested persons are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by next Thursday, July 12. 

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