Navy about to transfer another large piece of former air station to city
The City of Alameda is conducting a public tour at Seaplane Lagoon to celebrate the second phase of land conveyed from the Navy Saturday, July 23. The purpose of the tour is to learn about future development plans and to take in the beautiful waterfront.
The Alameda City Council adopted a resolution authorizing a new Sister City relationship at its June 20 meeting. Mayor Trish Spencer signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the formulation and implementation of the agreement between Yeongdong-gun, South Korea and the City of Alameda.
Yeongdong is located in a mountainous region of South Korea, has a population of more than 50,000, and is one of South Korea’s largest wine-producing regions. The Sister City relationship is an opportunity for economic, technological, and cultural exchange.
Members of the City Council and interested community members braved strong winds and torrential downpours to get a first-hand look at what the future holds for the city’s northern waterfront. The caravan-style tour wended its way to Alameda Marina, Encinal Terminal, Alameda Landing and North Housing at Estuary Park.
The demolition of 16 former Navy apartment buildings at Alameda Point has begun. On Jan. 5, the City Council awarded a $547,000 contract to Asbestos Management Group of Oakland. The buildings are on Orion Street, West Tower Avenue, Stardust Place and Pearl Harbor Road. Demolition began this week and is expected to be completed within 60 days. Alameda Point base reuse funds are paying for the demolition.
City Council is asking Alameda residents for their input on a concept to make Central Avenue, between Main Street/Pacific Avenue and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue, safer at the Feb. 24 City Council meeting. City staff’s goal is to make Central Avenue safer for Alamedans traveling by car, bicycle or on foot.
City staff has already created a design proposal and is requesting the Council’s approval at the Feb. 24 meeting. However, the council wants input from the community before they approve the plan.
Wharves, shoreline to be made available to Alameda
The City Council is set to approve a resolution that would allow the city to accept phase two of the conveyance agreement that the city negotiated with the United States Navy. Phase two comprises 183.44 acres of land at Alameda Point: nine parcels with 29.83 acres of uplands and two parcels with 153.61 acres of submerged land.
Last fall, the City Council adopted a Minimum Wage Ordinance to raise the local minimum wage above the State of California’s requirements. Beginning Monday, July 1, the city’s minimum wage will be $13.50 per hour, regardless the size of the business or the number of employees.
Alameda Chamber of Commerce and the City of Alameda will host a presentation addressing issues such as noticing requirements, compliance and public education campaigns. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Office, 2215 South Shore Center.
A special meeting to discuss the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (Ordinance 3148) has been set for Tuesday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The city announced the meeting in a press release Monday.