To help Alamedans prepare for upcoming storms, Public Works has opened a sandbag station on Alameda Point at Lexington Street and West Tower Avenue. The station will be open from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Dec. 15.
If you are not able to pick up sandbags when the station is open, call Public Works at 747-7900 to receive instructions for a self-serve area. Please note that the sandbag station is closed during storms, as staff are occupied with storm-related service requests.
A new social media initiative to promote the city of Alameda begins today at City Hall. “So often we hear people talking about Alameda and all the things that make our Island community unique,” stated the city’s press release.
The City Council is scheduled to discuss rent stabilization and other tenant-related issues at its Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting. To ensure seating is available for a larger audience, the city has changed the location of the meeting from the Council Chambers at City Hall to the Kofman Auditorium in the Historic Alameda High School, 2200 Central Ave.
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.
The Public Works Department is hosting a parking workshop on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alameda High School cafeteria, Entrance to the cafeteria is on the 2200 block of Central Avenue near Walnut Street.
The department is working to develop a clearer, easier, and more convenient plan to provide access to parking. Staff members will discuss parking improvements for the Park and Webster street shopping districts. The workshop aims to develop better support the shopping districts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by cars circling for parking spaces.
Support the Food Bank
The Alameda Food Bank is in need of volunteers to work in a fun, family-like environment giving daily help to Alameda friends and neighbors in need.
The food bank is seeking people who have an afternoon or morning free each week and would be willing to make an ongoing commitment to the food bank.
Current volunteer shifts available are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food bank also needs drivers.
On Tuesday, April 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. the Public Works Department will host a deep-cleaning demonstration on Park Street between Santa Clara and Central Avenue. Several contractors bidding for the cleaning contract will demonstrate their ability to remove years of built-up grime, gum and discoloration on sidewalks and trash cans.
The winner of the demonstration will be awarded the contract to deep clean both sides of Park Street from Encinal Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, scheduled to begin in May.