News in Brief

‘Alameda on Camera’

The Alameda on Camera Exhibition is on display at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. The show will run through May 30. The opening reception will be held at the Frank Bette Center from 7 to 9 p.m., this Friday, April 10. Forty-eight photographers submitted images with details and overviews, light and night, plants and people, buildings and parks in town. Each photographer was assigned a different locale in town.

The gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 523-6957.

Central Avenue Plans
on the Table

The Public Works Department will present the Central Avenue Complete-Street Concept, a proposal that encompasses Central
Avenue from where it intersects with Pacific Avenue on the West End to its intersection with Sherman Street and Encinal Avenue. Potential improvements along this 1.7-mile stretch may include traffic calming, installing a bikeway and enhancing pedestrian access. 

There are several ways residents can participate to bring the concept to reality. They include:

 Attending community workshops: The first workshop will start at 6:30 p.m., next Tuesday, April 14, in the Encinal High School cafeteria, 210 Central Ave. Additional workshops are scheduled for Thursday, June 4, and Thursday, Sept. 17, both at 6:30 p.m.

 Participating in an online open forum at http://alamedaca.gov/public-works/open-forum Read what others are saying and post your own ideas or comments. Staff will incorporate these comments into the decision process.

 Attending the Transportation Commission meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, in the City Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

 Adding your email to the commission’s email list, by emailing Gail Payne at gpayne@alamedaca.gov. Future correspondence about the proposal is expected to be primarily by email.

 Following the project on its web page http://alamedaca.gov/public-works/central-avenue-complete-street

Still Time to Weigh in on Alameda Point development

Alamedans unable to attend last Saturday’s Alameda Point Site A walking tour can weigh in about the proposed development at the Tuesday, April 21, City Council meeting, when the Council will discuss the draft development plan for the project as well as the draft transportation plan.

On Monday, April 27, the Planning Board will discuss the draft development agreement and on Monday, May 11, it will take up the final development plan and agreement, as well as the final transportation plan.

The city also invites residents to email comments about these plans to alamedapoint@alamedaca.gov.