Putting a parade of more than 150 entrants together requires the patience, passion and expertise of several local volunteers.
Each year, the Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza attracts some 20,000 spectators, or roughly one-third of the city’s population.
ABC newscaster Michael Finney, a former Alameda resident, is the Grand Marshall at this year’s Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. He is well known in the Bay Area for his 7 On Your Side reports on ABC7 News and his Consumer Talk radio show on radio KGO.
After three years at Alameda’s helm City Manager John Russo said that things are going well. When he arrived here the city was still reeling from the May 30, 2011, Raymond Zack drowning. The fire department’s failure to rescue Zack polarized the community.