Alameda News

At its June 17 meeting, the City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to extending Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Basic Life Support program. The service involves transporting patients by ambulance on non-emergency calls like doctors’ and dialysis appointments. Under the program AFD personnel also transport patients between facilities and stand by at events. 

AFD offers these services for a fee using two of its ambulances staffed by its emergency medical technicians.

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, community members should be aware of the many assocated no parking restrictions and street closures due to take effect a week from tomorrow.
No parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 4 a.m. along the parade route. Signs will be in place well in advance to allow motorists to move their vehicles. Any vehicles in violation will be towed and stored by the Alameda Police Department. 

Discount fair tickets available Sunday
Former Vice-Mayor and honorary member of the Alameda County Fair board of directors “Lil” Arnerich will be in the City Hall parking lot on Oak Street from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 22, to distribute discount tickets to the Alameda County Fair. 

This marks the 14th consecutive year that Arnerich has given away these tickets, which will get holders into the fair at half the price of regular admission tickets. 

The city of Alameda Health Care District is seeking to fill a vacant board member position left by former member Jordan Battani last month. Battani notified the board she would be stepping down from her position on May 9, but her resignation was finalized on May 23. Battani was board president for five of her seven-and-a-half years on the board.

The City of Alameda will be able to use $400,000 to develop policies and procedures regarding transportation at Alameda Point thanks to The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The money comes in the form of two grants. 

The first $150,000 will fund staff time needed to develop a Transportation Demand Management Plan which will help create a transit-oriented community that minimizes automobile travel and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation.  

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