At its Jan. 28 meeting, the city of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board approved a long-term plan for AMP that reflects the community’s environmental and business goals.
Over the past year, residents, business leaders, developers, environmental advocates and AMP staff worked to create a new, five-year strategic plan for the community-owned utility. Goals include: addressing climate change, maintaining competitive energy rates and ensuring that AMP continues to attract a talented workforce.
Early Black migrants to Alameda establish community
Samuel G. Kimbrough fled Mississippi with his wife Mary and their children in 1915, fearing violence from the Ku Klux Klan. The family moved in with relatives in Alameda. By 1920, Samuel, a blacksmith, bought a home for the family on Lincoln Avenue near Grand Street.
In October 2018, the City of Alameda released a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the rehabilitation and reuse of the long-vacant Alameda Carnegie Library at 2264 Santa Clara Ave. and the adjacent Foster House at 1429 Oak St. The goal of the RFQ was to find a tenant for the Carnegie that would provide cultural, educational and economic benefits to the Alameda community, restore and maintain the historic character of the building and provide for public use of the building as frequently as possible.