Development impact fees that the City Council approved on July 1 will take effect Sep. 19. "These fees require new developers to pay their fair share for the impact new housing or buildings would have on public facilities like parks, public safety and transportation," the city stated in a press release.
These fees are only charged to new developers creating new housing such as at the Del Monte warehouse or new businesses like those at Alameda Landing. They do not apply to existing home or businesses. Between now and 2040,
creation & Park Department’s (ARPD) Underground Teen Center is a supervised, free drop-in program for all sixth through 12th graders in Alameda. The Underground features big-screen TV and video games, pool table, ping pong and a snack bar. Participants must sign-in and out each day.
Transportation is provided in ARPD vehicles from six Island City middle schools, The cost per ride is $2 or students can purchase a 10-ride punch card for $20. A list of schools is available on the website,
On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Doug Linney, Alameda’s representative on the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors will speak at the Rotary Club’s lunch meeting. Linney will address topics like the current drought and EBMUD’s plan for managing the water shortage. He will discuss the possibility of an EBMUD rate increase and the restrictions on and policing of water use.
Rhythmix Cultural Works will be awarding three East Bay residents with the Golden Gear Award for their outstanding contributions to the Bay Area arts community.
The awards will be given to Mi’Chelle Fredrick for visual art, Terri Odabi for performance art and Lorrie Murry for art education. Fredrick, an Alameda native, received her award for her water color paintings, along with colored pencil, graphite, mixed media and photography work.