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On Thursday, July 16, the City Council discussed the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) draft policy for the distribution of Taser AXON Flex body cameras to officers. APD Chief Paul Rolleri presented the policy to the council members. Taser’s vice-president for video and cloud sales was on hand to answer questions.

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) were called to Alameda Point last Sunday, July 12, after a report of smoke coming from the window of the former bachelor’s enlisted quarters at 1000 W. Midway Avenue.

Long-term plans include ‘Estuary Park’

Ferry Terminal plans

Ferry commuters driving to the Main Street Ferry Terminal will find a new parking lot option this fall, pending timely work plan approvals by the city.

Since 2013, passenger boardings have increased by more than 50 percent at the Main Street ferry terminal, far exceeding the capacity of the parking lot. Commuters have been filling up an adjacent unpaved parcel next to the dog park, as well as the shoulders of Main Street.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation issued a $2 million grant for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF supports development projects involving outdoor recreation.

The grant requires a local match. Developer Tim Lewis Communities had already earmarked $2 million for the park in exchange for concessions from the city.

The park is on the former
Alameda Belt Line Railroad property, which extends from Constitution Way and Atlantic Avenue to Sherman Street.

After 18 years, construction can begin at former base

At its July 7 meeting the City Council, by a vote of 5 to 0, passed the ordinance that will allow Alameda Point Partners, LLC, to proceed with developing Site A. The ordinance takes effect on Aug. 6.

Alameda Point Partners — comprised of srmERNST Development Partners, Madison Marquette and Thompson Dorfman Partners — should begin work on the project next July making infrastructure improvements. Work on the development will take 14 years, with completion scheduled for 2030.

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