Last Public Meeting for Strategic Plan Set

Last Public Meeting for Strategic Plan Set

The last public workshop on the City of Alameda’s draft Strategic Plan is Wednesday, June 28. City staff will be holding a ZOOM meeting from 5 to 7 p.m.

Residents are asked to provide feedback on the city’s Strategic Plan currently being developed, which will help define city staff’s work over the next three years by developing a shared vision and priorities with specific projects included to meet those priorities. The Strategic Plan will also inform the budget and will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

The City of Alameda is working with CivicMakers, a Bay Area community consultant firm, to create the three-year Strategic Plan. On Feb. 7, City Council approved an agreement with CivicMakers to provide strategic planning services and create the three-year Strategic Plan for the city. City Council and city staff has been gathering public opinion on the draft strategic plan for months.

There were City Council-led workshops on March 6 and April 24 discussing the plan and several public workshops in June, both in person and online.

Strategic Plan Priorities
As a result of the public workshops, the draft Strategic Plan has five priorities:
• Enhance Community Safety and Services
• Invest in Transportation and Infrastructure
• Build Resilience to Climate Change and Water Level Rise
• House All Alamedans/Expand Housing & Human Services
• Practice Fiscally Responsible and Inclusive Governance

Proposed Projects
Each priority has a set of projects the city will consider implementing. For Enhance Community Safety and Services, some of the plans the city will consider implementing include:
• Move forward with the next steps for a new residential development north of Midway at Alameda Point.
• Coordinate with Alameda Food Bank on their relocation.
• Negotiate and develop West Midway low-income housing development project at Alameda Point.
• Update the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
• Update the Subdivision Ordinance.
• Revise the Universal Design Ordinance to address building new townhome projects.

For Invest in Transportation and Infrastructure, some of the plans the city will consider implementing include:
• Improve the marina, piers, and channels located in Tidelands areas.
• Assess and address infrastructure of city-owned facilities at Alameda Point.
• Assess and address infrastructure of all city-owned facilities including the Veterans Building and Carnegie.
• Continue the redevelopment of the Base and complete design of Alameda Point Adaptive Reuse Area Phase 2 and 3.
• Install additional wayfinding signs at Alameda Point.
• Plan for redundant and resilient City communication networks and phone system to help ensure access in an emergency.

Approved Projects
Each priority has a list of projects that have already been approved by City Council. For the Build Resilience to Climate Change & Water Level Rise priority, plans already approved by the council include:
• Complete De-Pave Park design and seek construction funding.
• Continue regional coordination of the San Leandro Bay climate adaptation strategies and projects.
• Implement a grant program to retrofit Soft-Story buildings (with a high risk of damage in an earthquake because rooms are above an area not designed for that level of support).
• Design an adaptation project for the Veterans Court area and develop a vision for Bay Farm Island’s northern waterfront.
• Develop an adaptation and funding strategy with other lead agencies for flood protection for the Webster-Posey tube area.
• Convert the lawn at City Hall West (Alameda Point) to drought-tolerant landscape.

To view the draft Strategic Plan, visit

Update: This article was updated to reflect that this meeting was changed to a Zoom meeting. Previously, the workshop was scheduled to take place at Leydecker Recreation Center, 3221 Mecartney Road,